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Abyss Scuba Diving
How To Maximise the Lifespan of Your Scuba Wetsuit?
Scuba diving can be an expensive pastime if you do not look after your scuba gear. You ought to be making sure that your gear is getting the most out of your investments and maximising the lifespan of your gear. This means making certain your mask does not fog, your fin does not leak, and most importantly, your wetsuit keeps you warm.
Scuba diving can be a fun and cool past time. You can explore the underwater world, search for hidden treasures, and even see some amazing creatures while scuba diving. You will be able to experience a completely different world down on the bottom of the sea. But there is one thing that can make or break a scuba diving trip and that is the suit you are wearing.
A few short minutes of proper care will maximize your wetsuit's life expectancy and help maintain its quality and flexibility.
When putting on your neoprene suit, be cautious of the rubber seals on your wetsuit since they may get snagged by your fingernails, rings, or bracelets, which can put a dent in the efficiency of your wetsuit.
Remove your dive suit gradually. After you have completed your dive, prior to removing your gear, make certain that all the zippers are completely unzipped. Once all the zippers are completely unzipped, remove the wet suit in sections (head, each arm, torso, and each leg) while making sure that you do not pull or snag the suit with your fingernails or your ring if you wear one.
The salt crystals are the enemy of your suit’s long-term life and your diving enjoyment. As the water evaporates from your suit, the salt crystals form and act like tiny shards of glass that will slowly destroy your suit while at the same time making it stiff and uncomfortable to wear.
After your dive, rinse your wetsuit in warm freshwater for 30 minutes. To extend the life of your wetsuit, add two capfuls of wetsuit shampoo to the water, as this helps to remove salt from the neoprene paws. To eliminate lingering odors and bacteria from your wet suit, add a couple of capfuls of Revivex Odor Eliminator Enzyme-Based Deodorizer to the second container.
When not in use, hang your wetsuit on a hanger, ideally inside-out on a cool and dry surface. Never leave it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Avoid placing it on hot surfaces. After washing, pull the back zipper down all the way to help the suit dry thoroughly both inside and out.
As contact with the reef while diving, and rocks during exits on shore dives is inevitable, rips and tears in your wetsuits are often unavoidable. If your wetsuit has developed a rip or tear, you can repair it using neoprene glue by filling in the hole or tear. Liquid Aquaseal is one of the most common types of neoprene glue, and an excellent option for repairing a wetsuit.
It is important to follow these few basic steps, and you will get years of enjoyment out of your wetsuit and get your money’s worth in a quality wetsuit that will maximize your diving enjoyment.