Tips on how to put on your wetsuit easily

Tips on how to put on your wetsuit easily

As scuba divers, we understand how essential a good wetsuit that fits comfortably and snugly is. However, putting on a wetsuit can be daunting, especially if you struggle with getting into it. The good news is, there are several tricks and tips you can use to help you slide into your wetsuit with ease. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most effective tips to make putting on your wetsuit a stress-free experience.


Size is a King

One of the most important aspects of a wetsuit is the sizing. Make sure you try different sizes to find the one that fits you snugly and comfortably. Movements like walking and flexing will enable you to decide on the size that will decrease water entry while still allowing for a comfortable and movable fit. Try on a few wetsuits and narrow down to the two that fit the best. A well-fitting wetsuit will:

  • not pull down when you reach up
  • will not have excessive air pockets under your armpits, lower back or waist and crotch
  • will not create any pulling when kneeling


Consider a middle layer - put some lycra on!

Putting on a wetsuit can be tricky, and for some people, it might feel like a bit of a struggle. If you're one of those people, or if you simply want an extra layer of comfort and protection between your body and the wetsuit, then adding a middle glide layer is a great idea! This often includes wearing a rashguard or rash suit made of Lycra, which provides both insulation and protection from any rubbing that may occur when putting on the wetsuit. So go ahead and don your middle layer now – it'll make life much easier when you're ready to jump in the water!


Use Slip-On Socks 

How to put your wetsuit on

Slip-on socks are a game-changer when it comes to putting on your wetsuit. Our Tauchen Glide socks help to put on your wetsuit easily and smoothly. These socks will enable your feet to glide smoothly into the wetsuit, preventing discomfort and reducing time spent struggling with your wetsuit.

Tauchsport Slip In Socks are designed to make getting your wetsuit or neoprene boots on easier by creating a lower friction surface that slide over each other freely.

On your feet isn't the only place you can use it though. Slip them on your hands like mitts and they will not only make getting your hands through your wrist seals easier but will also help protect delicate silverskin seals on premium wetsuits from being damaged by nails and jewellery.


Rash vests, rash guards and skin suits

Lycra Skin Suit and Rash Suit for Scuba Wetsuit

Wearing undersuits like rash guards and skin suits provide an extra layer of warmth, making the wetsuit slide on easier and enables the suit to fit more comfortably. Lycra is ideal for cold weather, scuba diving and water sports, and it enhances the glide of a wetsuit. Lycra suits fit like a second skin, allowing you to slip into the wetsuit quickly and easily. They are also not too expensive, so you end up with something with a dual purpose - something for a wetsuit and a single layer for tropical waters. Check our full collection of long and short sleeved rash vests and skin suits.


Use a glider lube

Neslix lube to make your wetsuit putting on easy

Wetsuit Neoslix Lubricant is perfect for effortless entry or exit from neoprene wet or dry suits and prevents skin rashes caused by abrasions. It also helps to prolong the life of the suit and is suitable for use on other materials like latex, neoprene, silicone, and rubber. Wetsuit Neoslix Lubricant is an eco-friendly option that is easy to apply and effective and may be one of the options to consider when putting your scuba wetsuit on. 


Use your buddy for the best effect

Scuba diving is a team sport, and this makes having a diving buddy even more important. Enlist the help of your buddy when it comes to putting on your wetsuit. A second pair of hands will make things quicker, easier, and less stressful. It's a great bonding experience and an excellent opportunity to help each other. 


The technique is an Ace

Getting a wetsuit on can be a tricky business! But don't worry. We've got you covered with these easy steps so you can get suited up and ready to go.

First things first, start with your feet and legs. Slowly pull the neoprene up bit by bit, both legs evenly, until it covers your whole leg region. Remember to make sure that there are no rolls over when you're done!

When that's all set, move on to pulling up your hips and torso next. Again, make sure that there are no folds or creases around your legs. This will stop any water from flushing in and getting into places excessively!

Once those areas have been sorted out, it's time to insert one arm at a time. This is the part where you'll really start to feel the snug fit of your wetsuit and can get an idea of how well it works for you.

When everything has been adjusted, all that's left to do is zip up and lock those seams! Make sure they're secure to limit that water flush - this will ensure that your wetsuit stays comfortable and warm throughout your dive or swim session.

To finish off, check your full range of movements, so you know everything fits like a glove. Now, you're ready to jump in and make some bubbles! Have fun out there! 


Putting on a wetsuit shouldn't be an off-putting experience. With our tips, we hope that we have helped to ease that fear and have given you the confidence to tackle it like a pro. Proper sizing, use of slip-on socks, wearing Lycra, using eco-friendly gliders, and enlisting your buddy's help are all great ways to help you slide into your wetsuit with ease. Remember to take care of your wetsuit, as proper maintenance also helps prolong the suit's life. Let's dive into the ocean with confidence and remember that wearing a wetsuit is always an adventure in itself.