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Ladies: What do you wear on liveaboards?

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by Janie88, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Janie88

    Janie88 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
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    Thanks, but I don't want to wear regular dry clothes underneath a wetsuit,
    KathyV, thanks!! I looked and that is a great cover-up at Lands End, even better 40% sale.
     
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  2. Janie88

    Janie88 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
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    Damselfish, I totally agree about the bathroom/head suggestion. I will look at Lu La Roe - thanks for the suggestion!
     
  3. Janie88

    Janie88 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Columbus OH
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    So, I went to the Lu La Rue website and you cannot purchase on-line, and their map is "updating". Did you purchase your Carly dresses in a retail store?
     
  4. Nianne

    Nianne Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Switzerland
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    If it's warm enough, I don't mind staying in my bikini, but when I work, I keep the bottom of my suit, dry the top and put a fleece jacket to warm up between dives.

    If I do more than 2 dives, I dry and put some normal clothes on.

    For underneath the wetsuit, have you try to find shorty for swimming ? It's really popular in europe, you find it almost everywhere.
     
  5. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
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    Lu La Roe sells through "consultants." Kinda like tupperware. Some sell online, but I've bought all mine though popup shops at a couple yoga studios. That way you can try on if you haven't before, plus they change their fabric designs constantly (seems everything is sort of limited edition) so I think that makes online trickier to do. If you google "lularoe near columbus ohio" you'll find lots of listings of peoples websites and facebook pages and can find something. Found this for one - Find LuLaRoe™ Consultants in Columbus, OH | Direct Sales Aid. And here's what looks like a big event near you soon - Lulamania at the Franklin County Fairgrounds
     
  6. NYCNaiad

    NYCNaiad Dive babble all day long Staff Member

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    Location: NYC
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    I do the same thing that @Damselfish does & take 3-4 bathing suits so I can change into a dry suit in between many of the dives. I started doing this after a female dive instructor skeeved me out with her story about getting crotch rot after a liveaboard holiday. <shudder> (I also bring 2 dive skins as well & use one for my morning dives & the other for the afternoon.)

    I like to bring hiking shorts & rashguard tops instead of pullovers since they're made to dry quickly. I also bring something warm to layer on top since I often get cold when inside.
     
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  7. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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    I used to change into shorts and a t-shirt on liveaboards in between dives, but after being in some rough/rainy weather for a few days and getting wet anyway, I liked how many of the other women were wearing cover up dresses. I switched to cover up dresses that look great and aren't see through or too short.

    I'm not sure which stores you have in your area, but I've bought some really nice ones at Bikini Village, Aqua by La Vie en Rose, and Bikini Bay.
     
  8. scubamickey

    scubamickey I'm a GIRL!

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    I wear a 5mm wetsuit in all water temps down to 75F and then switch to a dry suit for anything colder. With my wetsuit I like to wear a ras guard that has a shelf bra built in fur modesty. Bottoms I either wear bathing suit bottoms or nylon spandex shorts (like hammers). They reach to about 3 inches above The of my knees (that's what? 8 in inseam?). Makes putting on my wetsuit so much easier.
    Or I wear a one piece swimsuit. I put on a Land End cotton cover up dress in black (reaches to just above the knees). I can actually put it on part way and slip out of my bathing suit on the deck without ever flashing any sensitive eyes :)
    Perfect for lunch and dinner when we go inside.
    I also have a Chammyz zip up hoodie that us oversized and perfect for after night dives.
     
  9. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    My wife wears a sarong/pareu over her bathing suits. She changes into a dry bathing suit after each dive, as I do too.
     
  10. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
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    I also bring about 4 bathing suits so I can change into a dry suit after diving, I hate sitting around in wet clothes. I also bring 2 dive skins and a light jacket and sweat pants for when it gets cold. But I bring a lot fewer shorts, tee-shirts, shoes, and street clothes; and I don't bother with a lot of make-up, curling iron, etc. for a LOB trip.
     

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