Scuba Diving Drysuits
Scuba Drysuits for Diving
Drysuits are an essential part of your diving equipment as they provide environmental protection whilst scuba diving, allowing you to stay warm in even the coldest of waters. How? Drysuits allow you to wear warm clothing underneath your drysuits and the clothes stay dry as a result of the neoprene, trilaminate membranes used in the suits! You should never cheap out when buying a drysuit.
There is a drysuit for every temperature and underwater environment here at Mike’s Dive Store, whether you love wrecks, caves, ice diving or open water. Diving drysuits allow you to keep scuba diving throughout the year, including in the colder months.
We have a massive selection of neoprene, trilaminate and membrane suits for every shape, size and certification level. We only sell diving drysuits that have been made and thoroughly tested by the best manufacturers with years of experience.
Our team can help you choose the best suit that might last your entire diving career. We offer a personalised fitting service and have a range of off-the-peg drysuits in store for you to try on with no obligation to buy. There are various made-to-measure options from Fourth Element for men and women. Fourth Element is now using a revolutionary measuring pattern called BioMap for the ultimate correct fit.
The Scubapro Evertech and Waterproof D10 Pro ISS Drysuit (among others) have Si-Tech ring systems with exchangeable silicone seals at the wrists and neck that you can change in a matter of minutes. This type of technology means you will never have to miss a dive in the future because of a damaged seal. Mike’s Dive Store stocks a range of replacement wrist and neck seals.
How to use a drysuit
Drysuits are designed to allow you to wear clothing underneath them whilst you are scuba diving. This allows you to operate in colder environments than a wetsuit, as the clothes you’re wearing underneath will stay dry and help insulate you from the cold. You’ll need to ensure that your clothing choices are suitable for the suit you’re using, though.
Do drysuits keep you dry?
Short answer: Yes. Drysuits are able to keep you completely dry. The suits are often made out of foam neoprene or other such substances that are waterproof, and the suits are sealed at the core areas like the ankles, wrists and neck to prevent any water from getting in.
How to store a drysuit
Proper drysuit storage is essential to keep your suit fully functioning and usable on scuba dives. At the minimum, they should be stored out of direct sunlight in cool, dry conditions and away from rooms that have combustion sources such as furnaces. These areas can generate ozone which can damage some materials that drysuits can be made of.
What is the difference between a wetsuit and a dry suit?
Drysuits and wetsuits are very similar in many ways, but they have some differences that need to be considered when you’re making a purchase. Wetsuits work on the assumption that your principle heat source should be your body, whilst the design of drysuits allows for undersuits to be worn underneath, allowing for additional layers of warmth. The core difference, though, is that wetsuits won’t keep you dry, and a drysuit will.
Where can I learn more about drysuits?
For further information, see our blog Choosing a Diving Drysuit. If you want to do the PADI Drysuit Speciality, then the PADI e-learning course is available to buy, and the London School of Diving runs courses.Our team can also help you choose the best suit that might last your entire diving career. We offer a personalised fitting service and have a range of off-the-peg drysuits in store for you to try on with no obligation to buy. There are various made-to-measure options from Fourth Element for men and women. Fourth Element is now using a revolutionary measuring pattern called BioMap for the ultimate correct fit.