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Choosing the Right Wetsuit for Lake or Quarry Dives

May 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 127

Again with every diver's body being different most information found will be in general, this article notwithstanding. There are some wetsuits made for each person and their specific needs but no matter how one goes about it they are going to be to warmer at 30 feet or too cold at 100 feet. For the most part it is agreed that it is better to be too warm on the ascent than to be cold during the longest part of the dive. Not to mention that if the diver gets to cold their air consumption increases and the enjoy ability decreases. It's just not as enjoyable to be shivering during a dive.

The first option that comes to mind is a farmer john/jane wetsuit, a three piece suit that gives a diver an option, without the jacket for dives that thermo protection isn't needed or with the jacket for when the extra protection is needed. Three piece wetsuits can be 7mm in the torso and legs and the jackets can be 5mm making a big difference in the thermo change. The Jacket often has a hood for added protection too, making them one of if not the best option without going to a dry suit.

For some the farmer john may prove to be too much protection and a little restrictive for their needs. In that case there is a 7/6/5mm that can keep a diver warm and still have a great range of movement. These wetsuits are especially nice for big men that want movement to be unhindered while providing a nice amount of thermo protection. These suits are made with a 7mm torso, 5mm lower legs, arms and 6mm in other key areas making it ideal for divers to have the best of both worlds.

Some divers keep it simple by wearing a shorty wetsuit under a 3mm and this provides good amount of protection and doesn't hinder movement, when back on the surface simply doff the 3mm and enjoy the ride back to the dock.

Two things to consider is that when a diver is cold air usage increases and bottom time decreases and every diver wants more bottom time. It is better to be warm during the dive and a little warm on the ascent. Thermo protection needs are up to each individual to choose and these are just a few options to consider. Choose an option and take the family scuba diving soon.

Ronnie Price enjoys writing articles on scuba diving with the goal of introducing people to underwater attractions. Ronnie views underwater adventures as the last frontier accessible to everyone that wants to explore them. Ronnie invites you to come to for your dive equipment. At there is also a link to EzineArticles.

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