Gill Divers’ Guide : Buying Your Own Equipment
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Let’s breakdown Dive Equipments into Two Phases
Phase 1 : The Basic Dive Equipments
Item No. 4 – Wetsuits
Wetsuits are usually made of foam neoprene rubber. Wetsuits are used for thermal insulation for water activities where the user is likely to be immersed in water. Scuba Diving!
What it does? – With the cooling effect of water when you go diving, wetsuits insulate your body, keeping your body temperature warm. The thickness of the wetsuit depends on the dive conditions of the dive location.
The insulation properties depend on bubbles of gas enclosed within the wetsuit material, which reduces its ability to conduct heat. The bubbles also give the wetsuit a low density, providing buoyancy in water!
Wetsuits also provide abrasion resistance, they help protect against scrapes or stings.
What to look out for? – Fit and Comfort. Wetsuits should fit nicely, allowing you to move and breathe easily. But not one that is too loose, it defeats the wetsuits’ ability to prevent heat loss. Take note of flexibility of the wetsuit and also, how the stitches are stitched together.
Price Range – From $70 to $650.
Gillmen Advice – Get one that fits you nicely. Do take in consideration of the features of the wetsuits, their insulators, flexibilities and their stitches. We recommend getting wetsuits that are double stitched.
Well, that’s pretty much the end of Phase 1 : The Basic Dive Equipments!
Stay tune for our next post – Phase 2 : The Dive-Life Support Equipments, Item No. 1 – Dive Computers