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Why wear swimsuit under wetsuit??

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by xxcw0120xx, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. xxcw0120xx

    xxcw0120xx Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Busan, South Korea
    Most boys and girls wear swimsuit / bikini under wetsuit when they do scuba diving. However some people wear underwear(underpants, brassiere), bike suit, ..... even go commando under wetsuit: like no underpants and no brassiere.

    I don't know why wear swimsuit under wetsuit: I just know wearing swimsuit under wetsuit is recommended and I wore a swimsuit under wetsuit.

    Why boys and girls wear swimsuit under wetsuit when they dives? Does swimsuit / bikini just like underpants and brassiere(for girls)? or has another reason?
  2. gurnie

    gurnie NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Chicago, IL
    First of all it is sort of gross, do you scrub your suit between uses? Also what if you have to take your suit off? I don't like wearing trunks because they ride and bunch up, switching to a box cut speedo was the perfect solution.
  3. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    So you can put your wetsuit on and off in public without being nude.

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  4. DivemasterDennis

    DivemasterDennis DivemasterDennis ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lakewood, Colorado
    fisheater's point is the subject of a very funny and true story in our next book. It involves a man who "went commando" and changed from wet suit to swimwear with the strategic use of a towel, that on one very public occasion was blown off by the wind, leaving him totally exposed.
    As to the hygiene issue, that is only an issue if you use rental wet suits. If you have your own, you can clean them properly.
    I think the question arise for men because most men's swimwear you see these days is rather bulky. Other options (speedo bikini) are not appropriate for most real bodies. I opt for a boxer style suit with a 3 inch inseam, a very light "training suit, that works just fine.
  5. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    I use a 1 mm neoprene swimsuit.
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  6. Kourtjestr

    Kourtjestr Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Maine
    +1 to the speedo trunks / boxer style. One should always wear something under the wetsuit - especially if changing on beaches / parking lots.
  7. JBRES1

    JBRES1 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Naperville, Il. (Chicago area)
    Only if you look good NAKED !!!

    I have seen this and god bless those european girls.

    Jim breslin
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  8. Mitchell Teeters

    Mitchell Teeters ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cookeville, TN, (AKA God's Country)
    Shorts and a rash guard for me.

    sent via nookcolor N2A.
  9. buton

    buton Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Tx
    Speedo jammers...
  10. bkotheimer

    bkotheimer Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern CA
    +1 on bike shorts/stretchy boxers...... board shorts bunch up too much, and nobody needs to see ANYONE in a Speedo.

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