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How to Choose your Spearfishing Wetsuit?

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Several aspects have to be considered when choosing the right spearfishing wetsuit.

Environment

First up, the environment you’ll fish into is important as it will determine the thickness of your wetsuit. You can find three thicknesses: 3 mm, 5 mm and 7 mm. Obviously, the thicker the wetsuit, the warmer it will keep you. In the UK, a 5 mm wetsuit will do the trick, but if you plan on spearfishing in the Mediterranean in the summer, then downgrade to a 3 mm wetsuit.

Example: Cressi Apnea 5 mm Wetsuit

Material

Spearfishing wetsuits stand out due to the material they’re made of open-cell neoprene. This material is composed of a neoprene layer and a jersey layer on the outside. This additional layer provides better insulation from the water and keeps you warmer.

Spearfishing wetsuits are quite rigid, so using soapy water is necessary to put them on more easily.

Stretch and comfort

Last but not least, freedom of movement. A spearfishing wetsuit should fit snugly without being too tight not to hinder your movements (it should particularly feel comfy on the armpits, shoulders and arms).

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