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Echidna
01-28-2014, 08:15 PM
I mean, is there a reason?
Googled around, and found the same answers repeated over and over:

1) it's easier to match equipment if every piece of gear is always black
2) it's warmer (really?)
3) it's slimming, therefor most people would never wear anything else (er...)
4) there's no demand for other colours (plain wrong! the only white wetsuit in existence
is constantly sold out!)
5) we want to look cool! (no comment)
6) an all black outfit doesn't attract predators like sharks.

^^if 6) were true, why is the shark-proof technology wetsuit blue and white?
Sharks can see something that's a solid black pretty well, especially from below.
Colours don't matter much in a certain depth (they all fade to grey), so I call BS!
Besides, wetsuits for lakediving and even kayaking are black as well.

I bet it's what I call "The Scuba Curse".
Scuba Divers lug cumbersome gear around, and make horrible loud noises with their tanks.
Basically, they sound and look like Darth Vader.

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And Vader wears black!
Since the "all diving gear must be black"-fashion was established, it was extended to us poor freedivers as well.

That's the only feasible explanation.

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Yes, I tried to find a non-black wetsuit thicker than 3mm :p
Needless to say, unsuccessfully.

SeaGlass Siren
01-28-2014, 08:19 PM
its "warmer" because black retains light/heat. that's why people always say to wear white shirts because its reflects light/heat

Aziara
01-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Well, black is warmer in the sunlight, but underwater, I'm not sure it would really help that much because it isn't in direct sunlight anymore. *shrugs* Most of those reasons sound like total BS to me.

SeaGlass Siren
01-28-2014, 08:43 PM
^i concur.

JaceAquarius
01-28-2014, 08:48 PM
I bet it's because of #1. Retailers want to feel safe by only selling black. If they got colors in they would be worried someone might not like that color and a perfectly good wetsuit won't go sold. Sounds like a stupid reason to me but I bet that's exactly why.

Ilyena
01-28-2014, 09:17 PM
That's why I'm making my own wetsuit, from the black and bright blue left overs from my tail. Everyone has black XP

Arella
01-28-2014, 09:18 PM
...My wetsuit is blue...

SeaGlass Siren
01-28-2014, 09:21 PM
i want a polkdot one. is that wierd?

Elle
01-28-2014, 09:33 PM
Hubby's one is black and grey with red print on it. He bought it for kite surfing. He preferred the colors but he had the option of a lot of different ones...

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halesloveswhales
01-28-2014, 09:47 PM
I found a hot pink and royal blue wetsuit at a thrift store once! It's in this thread:
http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?2193-Tailmaking-from-old-wetsuits&highlight=tail+wetsuits

The wetsuit I use regularly is all black with pink arms. But that still is not super colorful.

Echidna
01-28-2014, 10:07 PM
There are a handful of 2/3mm wetsuits that are not black.
There is a blue model, one with pink/grey, and even one that's white (the sold out one I mentioned).

But if you happen to need a thicker suit for colder waters, you're out of luck.

The newest fad- spawned by the realization that all-black divers are often overlooked when they need help (not to mention are likelier to get overrun by surfers and boaters as if they wore a brighter colour :p)
is to have some stripes on the arms (or coloured arms).

I considered buying one of those (I really could use a nice, well-fitting suit with 5mm or more), but all those black things with a few painted on stripes...sheesh.
Guess I'll just work on hardening up, and wearing my tail only.

AptaMer
01-28-2014, 10:19 PM
i want a polkdot one. is that wierd?

LOL- your wish is Cynthia Rowley's command

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They're cool- they have a little pocket in the back you can put your keys in 17864

http://modaoperandi.com/a-master-mix-coming-up-roses/resort-2013/rtw-683/item/polka-dot-neoprene-wetsuit-93728

http://www.surfstitch.com/product/cynthia-rowley-itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-polka-dot-ls-spring-suit-turquoise-dot

Echidna
01-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Would buy, if it were longer and warm enough :p

halesloveswhales
01-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Oh yeah, there's Sirensong, too, but they're even shorter. Haha.
https://www.facebook.com/SirensongWetsuits

deepblue
01-28-2014, 11:41 PM
I see various colors of wetsuits hanging off peoples' balconies and porches around here all the time (beach town = surfers all hang their stuff out) but indeed, most of those have a lot of black involved even if it's colorful in general. I have yet to see someone in one of the cool shark-repel colored suits, but we also just don't hear about sharks around here. Still, were I going to buy one, I'd want whatever makes me look least like a seal.

I love the Siren Song wetsuits! Thanks for that link. Bookmarking that. However, I think maybe those aren't about staying warm so much as wearing an alternative rash gaurd and a suit that won't come off while you surf....

Echidna
01-28-2014, 11:49 PM
^^yep-
the more coloured suits are all thin and more for surfing than diving...

I do have such a suit already, but I can't find one that's suitable for cold waters.
And I wasn't even looking for something fancy, plain white or blue would have sufficed :rolleyes:

Some companies I was looking at (searched them all until my eyes hurt) haven't even caught on the fact that nowadays women are allowed to dive :p
all their equipment is still men's only. lol

MermaidHyli
01-29-2014, 10:24 AM
I'm currently getting my new wetsuit for Isla Mujeres from this designer. I love her stuff and its super cute!

https://www.facebook.com/SirensongWetsuits

Ariel-Starfish
01-29-2014, 02:49 PM
I'm currently getting my new wetsuit for Isla Mujeres from this designer. I love her stuff and its super cute!

https://www.facebook.com/SirensongWetsuits

*Added ro her faves, even If she hasen't touched a surfbourd in her entire life*

SeaGlass Siren
01-29-2014, 04:05 PM
LOL- your wish is Cynthia Rowley's command

17862
They're cool- they have a little pocket in the back you can put your keys in 17864

http://modaoperandi.com/a-master-mix-coming-up-roses/resort-2013/rtw-683/item/polka-dot-neoprene-wetsuit-93728

http://www.surfstitch.com/product/cynthia-rowley-itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-polka-dot-ls-spring-suit-turquoise-dot

hold on i need to make a seperate reply for this.

SeaGlass Siren
01-29-2014, 04:10 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEKKKK!!! :swoon::swoon::swoon::hug:

Mermaid Jaffa
01-29-2014, 04:21 PM
I want a bright red one. Or neon orange! Basically I want the same colors as a poisonous fish!

Sharks can still mistake a swimmer in black for food cos they'll think we're seals. Seals are black/greyish.

If not, can wetsuits be painted? What type of paints to use?

Ilyena
01-29-2014, 04:25 PM
I used Lumiere paint, as its a fabric paint, as long as the wetsuit isn't just pure rubber (which would hurt)

Mermaid Jaffa
01-29-2014, 06:05 PM
To Mr Shark, swimmer in black wetsuit is, OMNOMNOMNOM Delicious!

http://www.gizmag.com/shark-mitigation-attack-system/28368/

You should buy a wetsuit that lets you blend into the sea water. Their feeding pattern is based on sight. Sure they can smell you, but if they can't see you, less likely to be attacked than someone wearing an all black wetsuit.

Echidna
01-29-2014, 08:53 PM
yea, that's one of the reasons why my current wetsuit is blue.
When I'm underwater (not up in the surf), I blend in really nicely with the environment.

But mostly I'll swim in lakes anyway, so I can wear my favourite colour: white.
If the manufacturers would come off their stupid black-trip, that is.

Mermaid Jaffa
01-29-2014, 10:12 PM
Blergh! Those "camo" wetsuits cost 3 times as much a a black one...

Echidna
01-29-2014, 10:28 PM
yea, noticed that too.
the white rashguard one costs also around thrice of a regular black one.

quite a rip-off...

malinghi
01-29-2014, 10:58 PM
My wetsuit is gray because it was at a huge discount. I agree with everyone who said that wetsuits are all black and gray because stores don't stock a huge number of wetsuits and they want the ones that they do stock to be as generic as possible.

I wish I could have a wetsuit that looked like Aquaman's costume. Shockingly, after doing a Google image search I couldn't find a single image of an Aquaman themed wetsuit. There are wetsuits that look like Superman's costume though. How backwards is that?

Echidna
01-30-2014, 01:00 AM
yea, they could at least make a merman-themed suit

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THE Mer-Man, I mean.
It wouldn't be difficult, and such spikes on top of the hood would for sure look less derpy than the usual ones

(I heard there are pink Japanese suits which have bunny ears or mouse ears on the hood, but I couldn't find them :p )

Echidna
01-30-2014, 01:52 AM
Oh, I just found startrek-uniforms as wetsuits! :rotfl:

http://www.coated.com/star-trek-wetsuits-93640003/

20 years ago, I would've been all over that lol!


Anyway, I also found a Japanese manufacturer who does any colour under the sun, but the suits are primarily designed for skimboarding.
Anyone has an idea whether that'd be viable for diving as well?

I would choose the super-duper-warm variant, but skimboarding is quite different from swimming/diving :thinks:

Mermaid Jaffa
01-30-2014, 02:56 AM
Oh, I just found startrek-uniforms as wetsuits! :rotfl:

http://www.coated.com/star-trek-wetsuits-93640003/

20 years ago, I would've been all over that lol!


Anyway, I also found a Japanese manufacturer who does any colour under the sun, but the suits are primarily designed for skimboarding.
Anyone has an idea whether that'd be viable for diving as well?

I would choose the super-duper-warm variant, but skimboarding is quite different from swimming/diving :thinks:
That's so geeky...
And I went and looked and liked them!:$

How bout these? Evangelion Plugsuits! All you need to complete the look is a fancy set of water guns!
http://www.awsm.com/3917/japanese-anime-wetsuits/

There is even a pink one.
http://shrine.lowyat.net/2010/10/18/makinami-mari-wetsuit-revealed/

Mermaid Jaffa
01-30-2014, 03:25 AM
Wetsuit with ears?? Only thing I could find with ears is, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195484440049286468/

spottedcatfish
01-30-2014, 03:35 AM
There is even a pink one.
http://shrine.lowyat.net/2010/10/18/makinami-mari-wetsuit-revealed/

omg! Cute. I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't watched the show yet, but I'm going to assume most of you have. In the H20 Mako Mermaids, I wonder if it's possible to get that pink wetsuit that Evie wears when diving... I wonder if it is actually produced or if it was just made for the show?

Echidna
01-30-2014, 03:58 AM
I can't remember how it exactly looked, but I think it was the standard "pink body, greyish arms"-suitmodel on the market?

Mermaid Jaffa
01-30-2014, 04:11 AM
:lol::lol::lol:

My results when I type into Google search box, Superhero wetsuits

http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/story/273897/richmond-chimney-sweep-invents-animal-compression-suit/

If horses have them in blue, why can't we??

Echidna
01-31-2014, 03:37 AM
Found this one, freediving suit:

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I was like, "oh pretty, and not even that expensive", check options, aaaand

MEN ONLY.


What century do we live in again? :p

Mermaid Jaffa
01-31-2014, 04:21 AM
I can fit into a size 32 men's jeans, so that would be a "S".

I know what you mean Caltuna, all these wetsuits still aimed at men... Women dive too!

drucilla
02-05-2014, 04:18 PM
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/408287 (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/408287)
Purple wetsuit

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/412062 (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/412062)
Blue rash vest

Cant save or copy pics :(
The purple wetsuit is neoprene

Mermaid Jaffa
02-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Waaah! $526 for a wetsuit?! :jawdrop: Whoever buys that, must have a lot of money to waste!

Echidna
02-07-2014, 11:43 AM
^^it's not even a wetsuit, it's a bathing suit made from neoprene.
A shorty has at least arms sometimes.

Good luck venturing into colder waters with that :p

Mermaid Jaffa
02-07-2014, 11:05 PM
I won't be buying a wetsuit till I start swimming in the ocean. Which will be a very very long time, as I'm still catching up and practicing my swimming!

MerMarla
02-08-2014, 05:05 AM
My Custom fit, royal blue (exterior) 1/4 inch (6mm) wetsuit jacket, and farmer-john (bibbed pants) were lined in red, so it was reversible. Made in 1973. You can still get them if you want to pay for it... back then this wetsuit (with hood, mittens, and booties, extra spine pad and knee and elbow pads) cost $500 that was the discount price the dive shop gave me for being an assistant instructor. So I guess good wetsuits really haven't gone up much in price. I would think around $800 for a basic 1/4 inch custom fit suit with out all the extras I got would be a reasonable price. Off the rack, $400-600 US. Of course it costs more for printed fabrics. They don't sell much and costs just a little more to produce.

Hope this helps!
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MerMarla
02-08-2014, 05:06 AM
Why are wetsuits black someone asked? Because way back when in the early days of SCUBA diving wet suits, mask and fins were made of rubber, a powdery substance called carbon black is mixed in to the pure rubber to give it strength, and resist running (melting) and losing shape. Car tire manufacturers, using new rubber, are made similarly, It also helps resist cracking. When neoprene hit the market, rubber was still used on the faces for abrasion resistance. You can still purchase neoprene with both faces smooth or texture, or one face in nylon (pretty much any color) and one face either smooth or textured. The smooth or textured faces are usually black for strength purposes. It has only been recently that you can buy white neoprene (you can even get both sides in the nylon knit in white!). Other neoprene colors (not the nylon color) I believe I have seen are yellow and green.

Hope this helps!
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Mermaid Jaffa
02-09-2014, 02:13 AM
Well there's the technical reason!:p

Echidna
02-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Which still doesn't explain why the nylon coated suits are also black in majority, as the coating could be any colour.

Mermaid Jaffa
02-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Maybe the dye colors cost more? I dunno. I don't understand either, why its still all black when you have modern technology to make the colored neoprene.

Capt Nemo
03-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Wetsuits used to be every color under the sun back in the 80's!!! Most suits back then were custom built, unlike today where everything is stock suits. Problem is that nobody wanted to wait 8 weeks or more for their suit. They all "WANT IT NOW!"

She wanted it now too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4

ILovePrettyFish
03-24-2014, 08:50 PM
I have a mint green wetsuit. I am only starting to get into diving, so not too well-versed with the diving stuff, but in surfing there are a few pretty wetsuits out there plus increasing indie designers making their neoprene pretty :) those are usually only about 3/2 or 5/4 max.

Merman Chatfish
06-11-2015, 01:42 AM
its "warmer" because black retains light/heat. that's why people always say to wear white shirts because its reflects light/heat

White actually "retains heat" better than black.

***Physics Alert***

White is reflective against photons (visible and inferred) aka light, which also means it doesn't absorb the photons and convert to thermal energy (higher kinetic energy average of the atoms in the mass (what you actually measure when you measure temperature)) aka heat.

Black is absorptive, which means it absorbs photons and converts to heat. The ability to absorb also gives the ability to transmit, which allows covering heat back to light. Interesting the amount able to be converted effects wavelength and intensity, which is why when things get really hot (think heated metal) they start to glow. At more reasonable temperatures, say our body temperature or even an ice cube, the light being transmitted are in the infrared or lower (the background radiation of our cold universe is measured in microwave. (Wikipedia (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_Spectrum_Properties_edit.svg#/media/File:EM_Spectrum_Properties_edit.svg) has a graph that shows what temperature give off what energy).

With this information I can dress appropriately for a hot day at the pool. If I am going to be in the sun I want to wear white to reflect the heat from the sun away instead of absorbing it. If I am going to be in the shade all day I want to wear black (or shirtless as I have a bit of a tan) so that I can radiate any excess heat I do have away.

In the water infrared is heavily absorbed, which means under the water heating or cooling isn't done much by infrared. However convection does. With more atoms in a given space for liquids, vibrations are transferred from one object to another easier than air. Convection works by atoms with high kinetic energy (hot) vibrating and bouncing off atoms with lower kinetic energy (cold), transferring some energy from hot to cold until equilibrium is reached. Also the bigger the difference in temperature the faster the transfer.

Because convection is physical contact of atoms, material color does not matter, however material type does in two ways. First is the rate it can transfer heat from A to B, the second is how much heat can be stored.

This is why when you touch a metal spoon when its at room temperature it feels cold, the steel or whatever it is made of can transfer heat quickly to the rest of the spoon, taking the heat from your hand, which causes you to feel cool. This is also why 85 water feels cooler than an 80 air temperature, water can absorb and hold heat more to raise in temperature so it can continue to leave you.

Last thing to note is wet suits trap water between your skin and the neoprene, causing the trapped water to heat up from your body. Over time the difference in temperatures equalizes and heat loss is reduced since the water surrounding you is heated. Without the wet suit as you swim you leave this pocket of warm water for cooler water, thus making you cold. Same reason on a hot day a breeze feels nice but sucks on a cold day. When there is no wind you develop a heat bubble around you. When the wind blows it pushes that heat away and brings fresh air in. If it is hot out you are pushing the air that could be as high as your body temperature away, allowing for more heat to be released from your body. If it is cold out this heat bubble is leaving you, which causes a higher difference in temperature between air and your skin, so your skin loses heat faster.

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Now with that information, we can figure out why wetsuits are black and we want them that way. When you are in the water you are dealing more with convection, so color makes little difference, but thickness does. When you get out however that warm water bubble you made in your suit drains away, leaving you skin to neoprene. The black neoprene can absorb the sunlight and heat you back up faster.

As mentioned in a previous post it is just easier to make without dyes and its from the material it is made, but when dyes are cheep, there is still a reason to go black

Echidna
06-11-2015, 12:14 PM
very interesting, thank you for the input!

MerMaisy
06-11-2015, 12:27 PM
I was looking for more of a nude colored wetsuit so I could wear it with my tail and top and swim in the ocean without the wetsuit being super obvious. I had no luck. I feel like I'd look really weird wearing a black wetsuit with my tail.

Ashe
06-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Maisy, I think that there's nude colored neoprene. Maybe you could sew up a tail base to wear underneath your real tail!

Echidna
06-11-2015, 12:53 PM
I was prepared to sew my own suit, but I couldn't find coloured neoprene anywhere.

There is a Japanese wetsuit manufacturer though who has every colour imaginable as option.
The suits are made for surfing/surface paddling however, so I don't know if they are good for diving.
(I even asked them about it back then, never got a response.)

MerMaisy
06-11-2015, 01:19 PM
I'll do some more research. Thanks for the idea Kalani. I just cannot swim in the ocean because it's sooooo cold. I'm pretty cold blooded so that doesn't help either

WaterDragon
06-11-2015, 02:22 PM
I was prepared to sew my own suit, but I couldn't find coloured neoprene anywhere.

There is a Japanese wetsuit manufacturer though who has every colour imaginable as option.
The suits are made for surfing/surface paddling however, so I don't know if they are good for diving.
(I even asked them about it back then, never got a response.)

I've never been diving in my life do I don't know if this is at al plausible but would it be possible to make a skin/slip cover out of colored fabric to go over a black wetsuit?

Merman Chatfish
06-11-2015, 03:21 PM
I was looking for more of a nude colored wetsuit so I could wear it with my tail and top and swim in the ocean without the wetsuit being super obvious. I had no luck. I feel like I'd look really weird wearing a black wetsuit with my tail.

Ahh the color nude...the largest spectrum of colors with one name.

Echidna
06-12-2015, 12:40 PM
I've never been diving in my life do I don't know if this is at al plausible but would it be possible to make a skin/slip cover out of colored fabric to go over a black wetsuit?

In theory, yes. I thought of it too.
Problem is the more layers you wear, the more drag you get, the harder swimming is and the more uncomfortable you feel.

Joy&RaptorsUnrestrained!
06-12-2015, 03:06 PM
There actually was a TED talk about this... and about designing wetsuits to deter sharks or making them difficult for sharks to see.

https://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_no t_what_you_think?language=en

UltimateSwimFin.com
06-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Ahh the color nude...the largest spectrum of colors with one name.

There used to be a "Flesh" coloured Crayola crayon when I was a kid....

Now we have different skin coloured emojis!!!

Times change!


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MerMaisy
06-12-2015, 03:25 PM
I look exactly like the asian emoji.....[emoji59]

WaterDragon
06-12-2015, 05:34 PM
In theory, yes. I thought of it too.
Problem is the more layers you wear, the more drag you get, the harder swimming is and the more uncomfortable you feel.

:( well that wont work well at all. Sorry, I'll keep trying top think of something.

AptaMer
06-12-2015, 06:48 PM
I was looking for more of a nude colored wetsuit so I could wear it with my tail and top and swim in the ocean

Hey MerMaisy, there are some companies that make nude suits. Here's one of them

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I started a new thread in the Tops & Accessories forum on the subject of nude undersuits. you can find out more there.

http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?11138-Flesh-Nude-coloured-neoprene-tops-amp-suits

MerMaisy
06-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Cool thanks for the tip.

Seatan
06-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Also, Roxy wetsuits makes a ton of pretty colorful wetsuits for good prices. I own the Synchro in turquoise/electric yellow/navy in a 4/3 that cost me about $150. I can wear it in water from 65 degrees F to 85 degrees F.

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Other Synchro colors (just a few--they come out with new, bright colors every year for this style):

30822

30824

30828

30829

They also have the pink Steamer in 3/2:

30818

The Cypher:

30819

30823

The K Meador in some rockin' colors:

30820

30821

Not to mention an endless variety of 2mm Spring suits:

30825

30826


As for the "physics of black," you have to remember that while keeping you warm is ONE use of a wetsuit, it is not always primary. I don't NEED a long sleeve wetsuit in the Caribbean, but I wear one to protect from sun and getting stung by fire coral. It also makes kneeling in sand beds a lot more pleasant. So I really see no reason for black suits. The fact is that diving was, until recently, a male dominated sport, like surfing used to be. Surfing has caught up with the times because its target audience is young and hip and makes rocking looks for chicks. Diving is still dominated by older men in marketing's mind when it comes to a "target audience" because THEY are older men and don't realize that what was once only done by women if their husbands did it is now about 50/50 when you look at a Dive Shop's Divemaster classes. There are no longer more males than females in the younger community. But the diving world's marketing team hasn't caught onto that yet!!! Hopefully they will wake up, like surfing did. Until then, the women's surf companies are still my go-to for diver's gear. 4 mm is as thick as I will ever need, as if it's colder than that I'm wearing a damn dry suit! Cold water is not mah friend!

Colored neoprene may be a little more expensive to use, but I think mainly it comes down to dive shops being conservative with their designs. But I have seen how many young people, still in college, are getting their Divemaster certifications and going off to work in the dive community--thousands and thousands of them! And half of them are girls. So at some point they will Get A Clue and realize that when it comes to women there is Big Money in cool looking gear!

Mermaid Jaffa
06-23-2015, 10:18 PM
I just bought the Roxy 2mm suit for A$95, on sale. EEEee! Its going to be so warm, even though I swim at an indoors pool, its freezing when I get out and sometimes the water is cold!
http://www.surfstitch.com/product/roxy-xy-collection-2mm-ls-front-zip-spring-suit-wetsuit-mulberry-coral

Seatan
06-24-2015, 01:42 AM
I love wetsuits. I get so freaking cold in water, especially when diving. Mermaiding I'm usually okay as long as I am active, but any time the water is a tiny bit chilly and I'm doing anything other than mermaiding, I wear a wetsuit of some kind. Who needs bathing suits? ;)

Mermaid Jaffa
06-24-2015, 02:28 AM
Still need a bathing suit under it ya know...

AptaMer
06-24-2015, 10:44 AM
This may be TMI, Mermaid Jaffa,

But lots of people go commando under their wetsuits.

Echidna
06-24-2015, 01:01 PM
^^
It's even needed (or at least beneficial) if you do so with an open-cell wetsuit.

Nylon-coated wetsuit, I prefer having a bathing suit beneath. ;)

UltimateSwimFin.com
06-24-2015, 01:32 PM
I've been out diving with a female Freediver who was commando underneath her open-cell, non nylon coated apnea suit and she had a massive tear! :o

The fact that it was cold water (and 2mi offshore) was insult to injury. :D


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SeaGlass Siren
06-26-2015, 07:07 AM
"OMG you can't just ask why they're black"

:P

Mermaid Jaffa
02-18-2016, 02:41 AM
Didn't want to open a new thread so I thought I add it here. New colorful wetsuits.
http://us.glidesoul.com/en/

Little_Orca
03-18-2016, 04:03 AM
"OMG you can't just ask why they're black"

:P

Ha!

Capt Nemo
11-22-2016, 11:02 PM
I've been out diving with a female Freediver who was commando underneath her open-cell, non nylon coated apnea suit and she had a massive tear! :o

The fact that it was cold water (and 2mi offshore) was insult to injury. :D



HA! HA!

Another NO NO is to wear bikinis under wetsuits. They do come off at the worst possible moment. (in the busy parking lot full of tourists with cameras)

And Guys, Speedo's are your friends!

Jason
11-26-2016, 11:32 PM
Otter Bay Wetsuits and Drysuits have a range of colours available for their custom suits: (http://otterbaysuits.com/colors.cfm). Even better are their mermaid suits: http://otterbaysuits.com/Mermaidhome.htm

Not-Yet-A-Mermaid Kitty
12-30-2016, 09:57 PM
Can you move around well in a wetsuit? After seeing all there cool colors, I wanted to get one for swim club since we use the outdoor pool at, like, 6 AM. Thanks in advance!

Mermaid Jaffa
12-31-2016, 12:04 AM
Can you move around well in a wetsuit? After seeing all there cool colors, I wanted to get one for swim club since we use the outdoor pool at, like, 6 AM. Thanks in advance!

Yes. I use mine during winter at my indoors pool.

UltimateSwimFin.com
01-03-2017, 03:33 PM
Freedivers seem to move around (and up and down!) just fine. [emoji12]

Don't use a surf suit or shorty though if you want decent hydrodynamics.

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AptaMer
06-30-2017, 09:53 AM
OK, so this is beyond nerdy (venturing into Otaku territory)

The Fumitsu company in Japan is making wetsuits that are EVA Plugsuits from the Evangelion anime series


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Here's their page

https://www.famitsu.com/news/201101/17039350.html

I apologize that it's in Japanese. They don't seem to have an English option.