|80 to 85 Degrees
|2 mm shorty to dive skin
|73 to 79 Degrees
|3 mm fullsuit to 2 mm shorty
|66 to 72 Degrees
|5 mm to 3 mm fullsuit
|8/7 mm semi-dry to 7 mm wetsuit
|50 Degrees and Below
|8/7 mm semi-dry or drysuit
What is the difference between 3mm and 5mm wetsuit?
As a general rule, there are 3 main thicknesses of wetsuit: 3mm, 5mm, and 7mm. The thinner the suit, the better flexibility of movement you will have but the less warmth and buoyancy. Thicker wetsuits are more buoyant and cumbersome so you trade flexibility for warmth.
What is the difference between a dive skin and a wetsuit?
Dive Suits and Drysuits provide better insulation and waterproof then a Wetsuit, especially suits made of rubber material, which can also seal the skin from getting wet; they can be heavy and provide less flexibility, used for deep diving due to their ability in keeping the body heat in cold water temperatures.
Are scuba wetsuits different?
The biggest difference between a SCUBA wetsuit and a surfing wetsuit is that the one designed for diving uses compression-resistant neoprene that doesn’t compress underwater. This feature is important, because a wetsuit provides thermal insulation through its thickness, measured in millimeters.