When going through your open water classes, you’ll learn there are two types of divers, those who admit to peeing in their wetsuits and those who say they don’t but secretly do. You’ll also learn that if you’re diving, never grab Grady’s hand… and if you didn’t learn that, here’s your warning. Poor Grady! You’ll also learn there are 3 types of suits for diving, wetsuits, semi-drysuits, and drysuits. Now, you can pee in your drysuit, but it is socially unacceptable. Just going to throw that out there. The beginning of this post brought to you by the letter P… lol.
Now that we have all of that established, let’s talk about drysuits. Fun work in to talking about drysuits, wasn’t it?
The Evertec LT Drysuit, Underwear, and Drysuit boots. You’ll notice there are three things listed here. There are three things required for drysuit diving. With a drysuit, you’ll always be dry (that is unless you wet yourself which we discussed above….), hence the name drysuit. The only part on your body that might be wet would be your face, hands, and possibly your head depending on the mask, gloves, and hood you dive with. Instead of a layer of water to help regulate your body temperature and more so keep you warm, a dry suit allows you to add or remove air to help regulate your body temperature. For this reason, you need to invest in underwear to go under your drysuit. Finally, there are special boots that are purchased for drysuit diving, they are, get this, different than wetsuit boots.
Now that we know the three components needed for drysuit diving, let’s break the three pieces down individually, shall we?
Evertec LT Drysuit.
- There is quite a bit of maintenance required for a drysuit.
- The zipper has to stay well lubed and clean.
- A drysuit is different to hang up than a wetsuit.
- You have to invert them to get the water out if you get any water in them.
- Drysuits come with trim-able seals.
- The trim-able seals allow for a better, more comfortable fit for the different divers who choose to dive in a drysuit.