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What to wear under wetsuit?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by ScubaKev, Jun 28, 2001.

  1. ScubaKev

    ScubaKev Garibaldi

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    Hi Everyone.

    I'm just starting my certification classes and hope this doesn't sound to dumb. I've read alot of the posts here that say wetsuits should fit very tight to your body for best heat retention. How does one deal with swim trunks bunching up under the wetsuit?? Do most folks just wear nothing or is this a dive etiquet no no?? Thanks in advance for helping a Rookie get the hang of things.

     
  2. TwoBitTxn

    TwoBitTxn Instructor, Scuba

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    Welcome to scuba diving and the board kev....

    I've been diving a awhile and the most comfortable thing I have found to wear under my wet suit is biker shorts. They fit kinda tight, they don't bunch up, and they are comfortable. Bare under your Bare???? I dunno.. I guess you could, not me though. Mines a front zip. Hair in the zipper.... eyouch :eek:
     
  3. rcohn

    rcohn Manta Ray

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    I wear a bathing suit, but a few of the freedivers I know wear nothing. I've never seen or heard of a scuba diver who doesn't weat shorts or a suit.

    Ralph
     
  4. Iguana Don

    Iguana Don Guest

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    Go commando, not on your life, I wear a Speedo. And no I don't wear it alone in pubic......er public.

    ID
     
  5. TexasMike

    TexasMike Loggerhead Turtle

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    Found some black lycra work out shorts similar to bike shorts but without the crotch padding on sale at Oshmans. These seem to work okay and don't bunch up.
     
  6. turnerjd

    turnerjd Divemaster

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    under my 3mm poolsuit I go commando.

    I tried all sorts of shorts etc.. and found it to be too uncomfortable.

    Jon T
     
  7. greg somers

    greg somers Manta Ray

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    They're like speedos but more attractive.NO...they are not 'Y' fronts.No self respecting diver my way would wear 'speedos'. I couldn't imagine going 'buck'.Oooo... the chaffing.Besides,I need support for my heavy load..heheheh.
    By the way...all you speedo wearers....where do you hide your big gold medallions with your star signs?
    Hahahahahahaha!
    There can be only one.
    The Gasman.
     
  8. Gaucho

    Gaucho Nassau Grouper

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    The best combination IMO are the Speedo's that have a boxer short cut. They are made of a lycra like material so they fit snug and dont interfere with the wet suit.
     
  9. Greg G.

    Greg G. Barracuda

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  10. Starfish

    Starfish Barracuda

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    My husband wears the medium Speedo, not the tiny ones, and a Lycra Suit.
     

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