Does The Thickness Of The Wetsuit Determine The Temperature Of Your Dive? How To Choose The Diving WetSuit?
I believe that professional divers all know the functions and benefits of diving suits, and how to choose diving suits. Many non professional divers may think too much about the price of diving suits when they buy them, and determine the quality of the product by the price. In fact, otherwise, how to choose diving suits?
How to choose a diving suit first of all, we need to know what the thickness of the diving suit is for. The thicker the diving suit is, the warmer it is and the colder it is. Needless to say, how to distinguish?
Generally speaking, the thickness and style of diving suit should be selected in accordance with different diving environment. Its thickness is mainly between 0.5mm and 10 mm. For diving in the tropics or Subtropics (humidity above 27 degrees), you can choose 1-3mm diving suit, which is generally only for tourism. In the cooler water temperature (below 20 degrees, and below 25 degrees for those who are afraid of cold), a thick wet suit of 5mm or more is required. In the colder water temperature (below 10 degrees), dry diving suit may be considered. However, it requires corresponding skills and is suitable for professional divers.
At present, wet diving suit is the most popular choice. It has different tailoring design and thickness, so it can provide appropriate insulation in the range of 10 ℃ - 20 ℃. Wet suits must be fitted to the skin to ensure that a small amount of water entering between the suit and the skin does not flow to maintain body temperature. So the whole body is one of the most important purchasing factors. Of course, you can also wear a close fitting jellyfish jacket inside. Jellyfish (corset) is suitable for wearing in tropical waters. It can protect you from the sun when you come out of the water, so some people call it sunscreen. And it can also be waterproof mother bite, elastic, relatively thin, similar to swimsuit, more suitable for diving in shallow water. And the dry diving suit is too professional, so I won't introduce it here.
Nowadays, the most common diving clothes are nylon cloth and Lycra cloth. The central lining is foam rubber, so as long as the thickness is the same, the thermal insulation effect of the diving clothes made of the two kinds of cloth is the same. But the two kinds of cloth are different. Mainly in the following aspects:
1. The difference between the two kinds of cloth: in its surface cloth, one is nylon cloth, the other is Lycra cloth. Lycra cloth in the unit area of the thread number is more, knitting more dense, so more wear-resistant. In addition, lycab has better elasticity, so the diving suit made of lycab will not deform.
2. There are two kinds of fabric life: lycab's wetsuit will last longer than nylon's wetsuit.
3. The price of two kinds of cloth: nylon cloth occupies a place in the market, mainly because of its low price. The price of Lycra fabric is relatively high.
4. Non functional choice: at present, there are many colors for Lycra fabric in the market. If you want your diving suit to be dazzling in the water, Lycra fabric will be a better choice.
To sum up, when choosing a diving suit, you must make a choice according to your diving area and your own conditions. Do not look at the price to buy clothes.