|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|
|50-65 Degrees||8/7 mm semi-dry to 7 mm wetsuit|
|50 Degrees and Below||8/7 mm semi-dry or drysuit|
What kind of wetsuit do I need for scuba diving?
Choosing the Right Wetsuit Type
But most divers still prefer to wear a full wetsuit—usually 1 to 3mm—in order to cover their skin and protect from brushing against harmful corals or stinging marine creatures. A good compromise might be a shorty, which covers your core and stretches to your elbows and knees.
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.