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Diving Suits Vancouver –Selection, Working and Types

By Diving Locker Subscribe to RSS | December 31st 2011 | Views:

World of scuba diving is so exciting and with the help of right training, diving course and equipment; it can be made more exciting and safe. To help enthusiasts, a number of competitive diving schools are present to match diverse needs.

In this article, we’ll come to know about the selection considerations, working methods and major types of diving suits Vancouver.


As far as working of suits is concerned, two major factors are there on which it depends like the thickness and a good fit. Suits are actually made from gas bubbles filled in a synthetic material. Such synthetic material is called as neoprene and the thickness lies between 2mm to 9mm. Adding to it, the suits that come with the thickness of 6mm to 9mm feel bulky and tough to put on as well as take off.

Exposure suits are usually made to trap a thin layer of water between the body and suit. It is very important to fit the suit properly to work appropriately as the water flows freely between the body and suit when it fits well.

Major types

In the present scenario, one will find different types of diving suits Vancouver. Major types are known to depend on three essential things like the temperature of water one is going to take dives, body mass and the type of activity.

More the water is cold, more insulation is required by the body. Body mass as well as size determines the type of insulation is required. Large divers are required to have less insulation and small divers need more insulation.

Diveskins and shorties are available for people who do not need thermal insulation. This type offers protection against scrapes and stings. Full length wet suits are available to cover the entire body, from neck to wrists and ankles. Adding to thermal protection, this type also offers protection from scrapes and stings. Scuba dry suits and semi dry suits are also available to match different needs of enthusiasts.


Diving suits Vancouver are meant to keep divers safe from abrasions, stings, scrapes and cuts. Brushing against corals, stones, etc, can cause a mild skin irritation. So, it is required to select the right kind of exposure suit. A number of diving stores have been offering products online and thus one can easily select the ideal product as per the need and desire. Choose to purchase scuba gear online and save your time and efforts.

Diving Locker - About Author:
Diving Locker has been serving diving suits Vancouver needs and other needs related to scuba diving in Vancouver, BC. This online dive store has been serving individuals for over 40 years.

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