WETSUITS AND DRYSUITS
By reducing heat loss, exposure suits help keep your body warm while you’re submerged. Diving puts us at danger of losing excessive body heat due to the rapid drop in body temperature while we are immersed in water.
As a result, an exposure suit, whether wet or dry, is an absolute need. Even in the warmest tropical waters, you’ll need thermal gear to stay warm during long dives. An exposure suit also protects against the sun, which divers tend to neglect when underwater.
What Is a Wetsuit?
A wetsuit protects divers from the cold by relying on the fact that your own body is the greatest source of warmth. The suits’ closed-cell foam construction traps hundreds of microscopic gas bubbles to keep the heat from escaping while they’re submerged. In the water, a tiny layer of water is able to pass through the suit, filling the area between your body as well as its inner layer. To protect you from overheating, this layer of water is warmed up by your body temperature. Sup brett
What Is a Drysuit?
In order to keep you entirely dry, a drysuit prevents water from entering the suit. A variety of rubber-based materials, such as vulcanized rubber, polyurethane foam, and heavy-duty nylon-based materials may be used to create it. Additionally, it has a waterproof zipper, wrist seals, and a waterproof neck seal to keep you dry. kajakk
As opposed to a wetsuit, a dry suit is more flexible and may be worn over other clothing. With the use of inflator valves, you can manage how much gas you add to the suit as you go deeper into the water. Exhaust valves are also used in drysuits to remove trapped air during ascent. The inflator valve serves the same purpose as the power inflator on a buoyancy compensator vest and is often located in the center of the chest on the suit.
Keeping a drysuit neutrally buoyant takes practice. Drysuit diving involves practice, training, and expertise. If you want to give it a go, we strongly suggest professional instruction.