Dressing for Scuba Diving Success
What you wear during your scuba diving adventure will depend on a number of different factors, including its location, weather conditions, and your experience level.
At Hawaii Eco Divers, our number one goal is to provide you with a once in a lifetime adventure while maintaining maximum safety protocols. So the diving apparel for your particular adventure may vary.
For example, if you are simply snorkeling in a warm ocean bay, inlet, or close to the shoreline and the weather is warm, you may be able to simply wear your bathing suit. But if you’re are going out into the deep water and the weather is cooler, a warm wetsuit that will maintain your essential body temperature may be required.
If you aren’t sure what to wear, it’s always a good idea to give us a call ahead of time. Our skilled diving professionals can answer any questions you might have prior to your diving adventure.
Scuba Diving Oahu — Wetsuits
Not all wetsuits are the same. Some are thicker than others.
The thickness of the wetsuit will depend on the water temperature. For example, 3mm wetsuits are common for typical dives, but deeper dives in colder waters could require suits up to 5mm or even 7mm in thickness.
The same holds true for diving gloves, booties, and hoodies. Keep in mind that the wetsuit doesn’t just help maintain your core body temperature. It also helps protect you from stings and abrasions from underwater sea life, as well as inanimate objects like coral reefs.
Scuba Diving Oahu – Fins and Things
Fins help scuba divers overcome water resistance, as well as to travel more efficiently.
Buoyancy compensator devices let you achieve neutral buoyancy underwater, as well as helping you ascend and descend at the proper rates.
Weight belts counteract the overall buoyancy of diving equipment like tanks.
Feel free to ask us any questions you might have about the specific equipment you will need for your dive. We are happy to help!