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Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by selkiesearchteam, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    @selkiesearchteam there are some suits that are resistant to chlorine as @TGIF has led you to. They are affordable and can be found in many places. if in fact you end up with a top that you think is not professional enough to wear but offers you the right support, you can always get a rash guard or something to wear over it, too.
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  2. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
    I have a full 3mm that I almost only us for the pool. The chlorine is really killing it. I would get a new 5mm as I still get cold after a few hours, but I'l wait till the other ones wears out before spending for a pool wetsuit. Pool is around 75'. DM's and instructors here are all in wetsuits.
  3. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Rockville, MD
    I tend to be very warm and generally dive in shorts and a rash guard for warm open water (above 76 F). What I wear to the pool tends to depend on how long I anticipate being in the water. For a half day of in and out of the pool, I wear a long sleeve rash guard and a pair of neoprene shorts with pockets. For full days, I wear a 3/2 full suit. Obviously the chlorine will destroy everything over time so I tend to use "budget" suits.

    Our local swim shop turned me on to chlorine resistant swim suits. They are definitely not beach wear, but they are under a rash guard and shorts or a suit so it doesn't matter. and they last two or three times longer than the regular swim suits I was using. At work where I am in saltwater I prefer Nike swimsuits as they just seem to fit me better and hold up okay.


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  4. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
  5. Nick Vellis

    Nick Vellis Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Gainesville, FL
    While I can't comment on the fit or support issues others have covered I can make a suggestion for warmth. I found some years ago that a reusable camping/hunting hand warmer was great when activated and slipped between my wet suit and rash guard at the small of the back. In your case perhaps you could use a one between your swim suit and rash guard or shorty. I caution though DO NOT put the hand warmer directly against your skin. Congrats on the DM and good luck.

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