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Is there an easier way to get your wet suit on?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Z Gear, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. CptTightPants21

    CptTightPants21 Solo Diver

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    put the baby powder down each pant leg, then enter suit.
     
  2. Z Gear

    Z Gear Manta Ray

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  3. Mike126

    Mike126 Barracuda

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    I use a dive skin for my 7mm and it has helped a lot. The hardest is the second dive when the suit and your skin is wet. The skin makes it easy.



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  4. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Costs you like $25 to find out NetDoc and Mike126 are right. And it's not messy.
    Neosport Unisex Lycra/Spandex Skin Suit

    It's not a 1MM either - just a Lycra or Poly Skin. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably.
     
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  5. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The socks that were mentioned work great for me. Of course you have your buddy to lend a hand too. You help them and they help you.
     
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Trade in the 7 mil for a dry suit . . . :)

    Seriously, my husband uses dilute hair conditioner. Got the tip from the owner of a dive shop in Belize, who was diving with us somewhere I don't remember.
     
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    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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  8. farsidefan1

    farsidefan1 Loggerhead Turtle Rest in Peace

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    Get a custom fit suit with lots of zippers. It makes a WORLD of difference!
     
  9. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

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  10. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    The easiest wetsuits to get into are the skin-in type that get lubed up with a hair conditioner/water mixture, about 25% conditioner by volume.
    The suit will slide right on, and be soooo comfortable and liberating, warm too! No swim suit, just bare body against suit - commando style....nobody needs to know your secret. Then later your skin is soft and your suit smells good since with skin-in suits there is no place for moisture to sit and putrify. They dry right out and never stink.
    I actually find nylon lined suits to be a little more difficult to don since sweat against dry neoprene is like a disc brake, It really doesn't want to slide.
    I just tug and pull and work the thing on.
    Using suit lube on nylon lined suits doesn't work as well as lube on slick skin suits.
     

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