• You will almost always need a wetsuit unless diving in tropical waters. A Breathable steamer (Overlocked or Flatlocked), Long John, or Spring suit would be suitable.The deeper you go the colder it will get, so if you are diving deep, you probably would prefer a Steamer. Hard-wearing neoprene (such as our Vortex and Viper models) are best because they can take a thrashing around the rocks.
• Full steamers are recommended for use in all canyon environments, even in the summer time—simply for warmth and protection. Water in a canyon, even in the summer time can be under 10ºC (50ºF), and it is not uncommon to be almost constantly immersed in this water for hours on end. The Vortex or Viper models are a great option.
• Bum pads, elbow pads and shin pads give suit extra life to a standard suit, and protect you against the elements. These can be Armatek or Kevlar. Consider a Titanium Hot Top as well.
• A Seventhwave wetsuit Custom-Fit
to your 22 unique measurements is the most comfortable and warmest wetsuit you will ever own. After you complete the custom order form with your 22 measurements, these are analysized to establish your correct fitting size and adjustments are made where a bad ﬁt occurs. It takes 10 days to complete production before being delivered to you by International Economy Courier.
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