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What do "you" wear under your wetsuit???

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by yodelhawk, May 31, 2012.

  1. yodelhawk

    yodelhawk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Great Falls, Montana
    Ok...I know I'm setting myself up for a major butt kicking here, and I really feel like a :dork2: for asking, BUT... I need to know what to ware under my wetsuit. I have less than 24 hours before I leave for Bonaire. All my diving up here has been in a pool, where I don't need one or in a drysuit in open water. I just realized that my board shorts give me that nice "I'm wearing a diaper" look, a speedo is out and going comando... well, I'm not 25 anymore. Please help :confused:
  2. matts1w

    matts1w Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
    Scubapro neoprene freediving shorts, lycra compression shorts or long speedo swimsuits. I think they call them Speedo Jammers or something like that. Target carries Champion compression shorts that work well and are cheap. Be sure to buy the black ones. Haha.
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  3. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canmore, Alberta
    Speedo and others make suits that are "square legged" or even mid-thigh in length. Those work. If you are having a hard time visualizing, think of what a bicycle short looks like. If you are having a hard time finding something, you can check out stores that sell triathlon wear.


    (It's always fun to be busy typing and finally post a response only to discover that someone else beat you to it - with the same info too! Gotta type faster.)
    Last edited: May 31, 2012
  4. LowDrag

    LowDrag Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    I saw some of those neoprene shorts mentioned above on line at Waterproof's website. They had them listed for a good price. Have fun in Bonaire.
  5. chrpai

    chrpai Great White

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cedar Park, TX
    I just wear the same $7 Walmart swim trunks that I wear to the pool and beach. The material is pretty thin and cheap but that has a plus side: they dry out faster.

    Oh, and my Red and Black DRIS dive shirt before and after the dive.
  6. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Winterville, NC
    a tankini...you'd be a hit in one!
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  7. tflaris

    tflaris Liveaboard

    # of Dives:
    Location: Neptune Beach, FLorida USA
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  8. yodelhawk

    yodelhawk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Great Falls, Montana
    BabyDuck... I actually googled "tankini" just now! and then blew coffee out of my nose when I saw one. Funny!!! Thanks to all for your help. Guess I had better get my butt to a sporting goods store. 22.5 hours left! ;')
  9. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: SW Florida
    Have fun!

    Helpful post I know. :)

    If I wear something it is usually Under Armour compression shorts.
  10. azjohnnyo

    azjohnnyo Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Mesa, AZ
    +1 on the Speedo Jammers or equivalent! You're gonna LOVE Bonaire!!

    "What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?"

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