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Rental Wetsuit Sanitizer

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine' started by dflybldr, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. dflybldr

    dflybldr Angel Fish

    I just completed my pool sessions for my OW cert and got quite a large number of red spots and pimples on the underside of my arms and on my sides. I assume it was from bacteria in the rental wetsuit, as I have worn wetsuits surfing all my life and never had this reaction. They kept appearing for a couple of days, but have started disapearing now.

    My question is if there are any good sanitizers out there I can rinse the rental wetsuit in before I use it? I told the dive shop, the appologized, and siad they rinse tham as well.

    I have a 3/2 full suit but will need to use a 7mm on my OW dive, and don't want to buy until next fall.

    Thanks with the help on this "not so nice" subject.

  2. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

    Only two kinds of divers in this world....

    "Those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about not doing it."

    Seriously, several companies, like Trident, Sink-the-stink, Myzerine (spelling?)
    make wetsuit cleaners. Your local dive shop should carry several brands.

    problem is that you'd really need to soak it for a while and then rinse and let
    it dry to "kill" anything, which might require an extra days rental cost.

    A little bleach added to the water you soak it in would kill stuff too, but is
    likely to fade the wetsuit badly, which they might not like.
  3. dflybldr

    dflybldr Angel Fish


    One more reason not to rent!
  4. Scubar

    Scubar Solo Diver

    Wash it with PineSol and rinse
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    Buy a long skin now. $50 and you'll use it with every suit, every dive, then wash yourself. :thumb:
  6. DocVikingo

    DocVikingo Senior Member Staff Member

    Products like Trident Wetsuit Cleaner, MiraZyme Odor Eliminator & Sink-the-Stink are primarily designed to rid the suit of odors. As with Pinesol, Simple Green and kindred aromatic cleaning products, they will not be very effective against a broad range of bacteria, viruses & fungi.

    If you wish to sanitize, then you'll want to look into products like SaniZide Plus, Virkon S, Advance TBE & Bi-Arrest 2.



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