I posted a musing about a tropical drysuit on Divester last year, but I didn’t think that I would ever need or use one. I mean come on, who uses a drysuit in warm weather…well me. I wore a drysuit when I was diving the Wilkes Barre in May. It was 85 degrees outside, the water was 83 degrees on the surface and 73 degrees at depth.
It wasn’t cold but we were using heavy steel double tanks and given our long dive, it dictated that we use a drysuit. We wore thin drysuit undergarments underneath but our cold water drysuits were overkill.
The same goes for cave diving in Mexico. The water is 79 degrees, it’s constantly that temperature and because the centoes are so shallow, you can easily do a two hour dive. Even in my cold water wetsuit, I was being to get cold on my third dive. Some people use drysuits, but again with attached boots, they are overkill.
What I needed was something inbetween a drysuit and a wetsuit. Since I was in the market for a new wetsuit, I decieded to see whatelse was out there.
Well, I was fortunate to get a second hand DUI Latitude 30/30, it’s made out a Breathable and waterproof material that is light weight but keeps you dry. Your feet are also free, so you could use full foot fins or put on wet booties and use an open heel fin.
I should get it in the next couple of weeks and I will post a full review.
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