A good diving suit needs to be breathable, and it must be capable of withstanding high pressures underwater. In addition, the suit should allow for a good range of movement, so that you can conserve energy and still get the most out of your dives. When you’re shopping for a new diving suit, you’ll find that there are several things you’ll want to take into consideration.
One of the first things you’ll want to think about is how warm you’re going to need your diving suit to be. The warmth will depend on where you are diving and what time of year you plan to go. In warmer weather, you’ll likely want to use a thicker suit, like a neoprene one, which will trap body heat and keep you just as warm as you would be swimming under the water. If the temperature drops, you’ll probably want a thinner suit. For colder climates, you’ll likely want to use a thicker, waterproof suit.
Another factor that you’ll want to pay close attention to when shopping for a modern deep sea diving suit is whether or not it has sufficient buoyancy. As it turns out, the suit does more than simply buoyant properties; it is also used for its buoyancy devices, which allow the suit to move around without the assistance of air. If you intend to spend many dives, you’ll definitely want one of these devices on board. These devices are generally attached to the suit by Velcro and are responsible for the suit remaining attached to divers at all times.
You’ll also want to keep your suit clean. This is important not only for safety reasons (you want to avoid getting stung by jellyfish, for example), but because your suit should be clean at all times, and should always look fresh and new. This doesn’t mean you have to scrub the suit every time you wear it; however, you do need to properly clean and condition the suit in order to keep it looking fresh and vibrant. Use a mild soap and water mixed with a small amount of bleach. Don’t use anything too abrasive, as this could cause damage to the materials. Just scrub gently, paying close attention to where the lines begin and end.
Dry The Suit With A Clean Towel
After scrubbing, rinse with clean water. Scrub the suit thoroughly, taking care to leave no soap behind. Dry the suit with a clean towel. Then, depending on how dirty you think the suit is, you’ll want to try drying it in a way that will not damage the material. You can blow dry the suit completely with a blow dryer or leave it to dry on its own. If you put the suit in the dryer directly, you run the risk of melting plastic, or shortening the fibers.
After cleaning and conditioning your diving suit, it’s time to store it in a proper way to protect it from the elements. Your suit will most likely be stored in a dark, dry place, such as a garage or basement.
Put A Few Drops Of Lubricant On The Palms
A good rule of thumb is that your diving suit should be stored away from other artifacts to minimize damage due to moisture.
Now that you’ve taken care of your suit, it’s time to test it! Before you dive, put a few drops of lubricant on the palms of both hands. Swipe the suit forward and backward to feel if it fits well. If it doesn’t, readjust the clasp and try again.
By following these simple steps, you can maintain your modern deep sea diving suit in great shape for years to come. Remember that your diving suit has the potential to last longer than you may think. You just have to keep it clean and keep it conditioned. That’s really all there is to owning a great diving suit.