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Drysuit undergarment HELP

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by rach.mac, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. rach.mac

    rach.mac Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: California
    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for drysuit undergarments. I just got the new Aqua Lung Fusion Bullet with Aircore and it's a pretty snug fit. I was looking for something thinner, but will keep me warm because I get cold very very fast even in a Drysuit.
  2. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Great Lakes + Northern Florida + Marsh Harbor
    I use a thermal fusion under mine - I've dove it in 33F water and was fine - and also dove it in 68F and was fine.
    Dhboner likes this.
  3. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    Welcome to SB rach.mac. Better post your post in the exposure section to get much more responses.
  4. Dhboner

    Dhboner DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Toronto
    One more endorsement of the Whites Thermal Fusion...I use mine with UnderArmour and I am good in Lake Ontario in winter (33 degrees).
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    I love my Fourth Element Arctic layered with the FE Xerotherm base layer. That can get a bit thick, but the FE Arctic by itself with a thinner base layer (merino wool?) would probably be good.
  6. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    I'm using the SANTI BX400... I find it extremely warm. I have been diving every other weekend in Tobermory this winter and haven't been remotely cold. I wear a thin wicking layer under it.

    Water temperature has been 34°F/1° C and dive times have mostly been in the 40 - 55 minute range.

    The suit isn't inexpensive, but it's made well, with articulation panels in the joints and so on so it's very comfortable to wear.

    I'm wearing it under a SANTI eMotion tri-lam suit.

    The 400 would be far too warm in California I think, unless you are doing multiple long dives in a day. SANTI makes a 200 weight undergarment, and I think there is also a version with the core being 400 and the limbs being 200, which would be perfect I think.
    chubadoodman likes this.

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