Why you should get a dry suit?
Drysuits vs. Wetsuits, what’s the difference really? The difference is quite apparent in the name itself. A wetsuit will take on a bit of water from the surrounding body of water in which you are swimming and then trap it in between your body and the suit itself creating a small barrier of room temperature water to keep you warm. Whereas a dry suit will keep every inch of your body and the clothes you are wearing completely bone dry.
The occasions in which they are used are also very different. Whereas wetsuits are used for warm or cold temperatures, dry suits can be used up to extremely cold, icy temperatures making them ideal if you’re intent on diving in colder countries such as Canada or Russia. In addition, wearing a dry suit will keep you warmer for a far longer time than even the best wetsuit ever could do due to the simple difference in mechanism, so if you’re planning a longer deeper dive into freezing water in the exploration of perhaps caves or a shipwreck, or simply working underwater, then a dry suit is the perfect piece of gear for you. If your interest is not in a dry suit but in a wetsuit, however, the options are countless, one of the best that we can recommend is the Vissla 7 Seas wetsuits which can be found by clicking the link.
One of the other more appealing points to be made about learning to dive using a dry suit is the countless destinations that open up with that knowledge. Using a dry suit, you are infinitely more able to explore fantastic dive sites around the world such as in Canada, or the Nordic countries, Scotland, or South Australia. All in all, these destinations usually cannot be dived without using a dry suit which is why it is recommended that you achieve the necessary certification so that you can add fun activities such as ice diving into your skillset.
Another facet of dry suit diving is that it requires you to learn even more about diving apparatus than wetsuit diving because of all the added functionality that it comes with. It also requires you to master the skillset that you already have. The drysuit unlike a wetsuit puts your buoyancy in your suit itself. One of the key parts about learning to dive with a dry suit is the emphasis that diving schools place on caring for your equipment and regular maintenance and repair. This strong emphasis on caring for equipment not only widens your scope of knowledge about scuba equipment but also makes you a holistically better diver.
All in all, using a dry suit as opposed to a wetsuit can be a fantastic way to learn more about scuba equipment explore interesting and initially foreboding dive sites and diversify your diving portfolio. Not only is it a fun piece of apparatus that allows you to explore all the places that you never thought you could, but it also helps you build your dive confidence and build up your portfolio.