Can I use a surfing wetsuit for scuba diving?

Can you scuba dive in a surfing wetsuit?

You can scuba dive in a surfing wetsuit so long as you understand the limitations. The thinner and less dense neoprene of a surf suit is not going to keep you as warm as a proper scuba diving wetsuit.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for scuba diving?


85 Degrees & Above Aw heck, dive in your swim trunks or bathing suit
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

Can you use a freediving wetsuit for scuba diving?

That nylon lining that makes mosts suits easy to don also makes them leaky, so they exchange a lot of water which leads to conduction, which makes you cold. If you do not mind soaping up to get into your suit, freediving suits are very good SCUBA suits.

Can you use a triathlon wetsuit for scuba?

It should be just fine. The water will be warm but it doesn’t hurt to help retain core temperature, especially if you’re doing multiple dives.

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How tight should a wetsuit be for surfing?

Surfing wetsuits should be close fitting but not so tight that you cannot breathe deeply. Check the neck and cuff areas as these need to remain tight so that the insulating layer of water is retained. The wetsuit should be form fitting without any loose or baggy areas.

What water temp is a 5mm wetsuit good for?

The Perfect Wetsuit Thickness for Every Water Temp

80 to 84 Degrees (26-28 C) 2 mm shorty to dive sking
73 to 79 Degrees (22-25 C) 3 mm fullsuit to 2 mm shorty
66 to 72 Degrees (18-21 C) 5 mm to 3 mm fuillsuit
50 to 65 Degrees (10-17 C) 8/7 mm semidry to 7 mm wetsuit
Below 50 Degrees (Below 10 C) 8/7 mm semidry or drysuit

What size am I in a wetsuit?

Billabong Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WEIGHT (kg/lb)
ST 173-183 5’8″-6’0″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
MS 168-175 5’6″-5’9″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
M 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 70-77kg 155-170lbs
MT 180-185 5’11”-6’1″ 75-82kg 165-180lbs

What do you wear under a freediving wetsuit?

Wearing swimming bottoms under a wetsuit, for men and women, is highly recommended for hygiene purposes. This is because it is still more hygienic to wear a layer between your skin and the wetsuit. The layer might be a bathing suit, boardshorts, or a rashguard. This layer will often be washed more frequently.

Can you freedive without a wetsuit?

A free diving wetsuit is not compulsory, you can: Wear no Suit – If it is not too cold, a free diver can be naked or just wear a swimsuit. You will feel a much greater sense of freedom but buoyancy will be affected, especially in fresh water dives, where you will become negative very quickly.

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What is the difference between a diving wetsuit and a swimming wetsuit?

Triathlon wetsuits are specifically designed to help triathletes swim fast, swim comfortably, and remove quickly in transition. Surfing and diving wetsuits are designed to provide adequate buoyancy and warmth, but not help with swim speed or quick removal.