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Putting on a wetsuit

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by gusfedgar, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. gusfedgar

    gusfedgar Angel Fish

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    Hi I would like to receive input on how to make it easier to put on a 7mm wetsuit, when wet or sweaty, thanks to all of you for your answers. I recently bought a Scubapro 7mm FormII
     
  2. roturner

    roturner ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What, exactly, are you finding difficult?

    R..
     
  3. scubaren

    scubaren Loggerhead Turtle

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    Use a dive skin under it. I never have a problem that way.
     
  4. bleeb

    bleeb Photographer

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    I don't mean to make like of the OP's (Original Poster's) question, but for your amusement, you might want to have a look at this thread: Close call in the dressing room
     
  5. ColinB

    ColinB Divemaster Candidate

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  6. Hank49

    Hank49 Instructor, Scuba

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    I resigned myself to being whacked on the side of my face pulling my sleeves up. Right hand on left sleeve (and vice versa)....slip...."WHACK" on the left side of my face. It wakes me up for the dive.
     
  7. Adaveke

    Adaveke Nassau Grouper

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    sunscreen is your friend.
    I think any greasy lotion will do the trick.
    We used to have a lot of problems getting in to our 7mm suits at home. On vacation we noticed that it went a lot easier, this started me thinking what am I doing different? Result: in rainy cold Belgium I never wear sunscreen...
     
  8. WartedEmperor

    WartedEmperor Rebreather Pilot

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    Don't do anything that involves lotions cause that will damage your neoprene and make your suit not last as long. I recommend using baby powder and pitting it inside the suit then you can slip into it alot easier.
     
  9. joe8mofo

    joe8mofo Solo Diver

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    This is funny as I have actually given myself a fat lip putting on my 7mm.

    plastic shopping bags will do the trick for putting on your 7mm suit, just wrap them around your hands and feet and it slides right on. I have yet to find a better method.
     
  10. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    Dive skins can help, baby shampoo can help if you use a lot of it, but as mentioned above, probably the simplest is to use thin plastic grocery bags over feet and some people also use them for their hands.

    Put the bag over your foot, slip the foot through the wetsuit, remove the bag, do the other foot and then repeat for the hands if those are a problem. It works very well, but the bags will tear after a few times, but they are free.
     

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