Having a well-fitting, comfortable and functional diving suit is essential to your SCUBA or snorkelling experience. At Bob’s Scuba Shop, we pride ourselves in offering divers in and around the Hamilton area a wide selection of high-quality dive suits.
We offer top name brands including Scubapro, Henderson, Head, Akona, Mares, Waterproof and Problue. Whether you are looking for a warm water neoprene “shortie” or a semi-dry suit or dry suit for maximum exposure protection, our team of knowledgeable SCUBA experts can help you find the ideal dive suit for you.
Choosing the right dive suit
If you are diving in a tropical location, you may be lucky enough to have warm enough water to allow you to dive in just a bathing suit. Most divers, however, still prefer to have some form of full wetsuit to protect their skin from corals or stinging animals such as jellyfish. In warmer waters, a thinner wetsuit – 1mm to 3mm is generally sufficient.
The colder the water, the thicker you will want your wetsuit to be – up to 7mm. For very cold water, a semi-dry suit or dry suit may be more appropriate.
Dive suit fit
If your dive suit does not fit properly or is uncomfortable, it will not do its job. Your suit should be tight enough that it will not allow in excess water, but loose enough that you can comfortably move in it.
In addition to fit, it is also important to look at the quality. Seals, zippers, kneepads and lining should all be in good condition.
Caring for your dive suit
While some wetsuits may be washed in the washing machine on the handwash cycle, this is not usually recommended. To help your dive suit last longer and to maintain the neoprene, wetsuits should be hand washed in a tub of warm water using wetsuit shampoo.
Your dive suit may be stored on a hanger or folded loosely in an area where the temperature is consistent.
Why choose Bob’s Scuba shop?
Simply put, we are Southwestern Ontario’s best SCUBA shop. With a team of knowledgeable experts to answer your questions and help to equip you with the best quality gear, you can make your purchase with confidence.
We have been serving Hamilton and the surrounding area for more than 65 years.
Browse our wide selection of wetsuits, dry suits and semi-dry suits through our online portal and feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.