How to Put On a Wetsuit and Verify It Fits Properly

By Bill

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Sometimes people have trouble putting on a wetsuit. The tips below will help you understand the correct way to put on a wetsuit. If you have a thick SCUBA Diving wetsuit (5-7mm thick) you may want to consider a full body lycra or dive skin. This lycra suit will make it easier to enter and exit the suit.


CAUTION: Pull wetsuit with fingers and finget tips. Never use finger nails as they can cut the delicate neoprene


Step 1: Legs to Hips

Pull wetsuit legs over your feet and ankles. Then work up the legs in sections and pull over the hips.


Step 2: Adjust Legs

Starting below each knee, take time to pull up each leg, working it upwards in sections (front & back) until the suit is as high as possible into the crotch.


Step 3: Body & Sleeves

Pull up the body then take time to pull up each sleeve, section by section until they buch on top of the shoulders.


Step 4: Collar & Zipper

The internal flap must be flat to your back. Close the collar then pull up the zipper with your shoulders back.‚ Ensure the collar flap is flat and the velcro tab cannot rub your back.


Step 5: Adjust Body

Pull up the suit as much as possible by pulling sections /folds of rubber, start from the top of the legs, then up the stomach and chest.


Step 6: Adjust Sleeves

Work the sleeves up each arm, from the forearms up to the shouldersuntil you have a buch of rubber sitting on top of the shoulders.


More Information: Click Here for a Full Size PDF Step By Step Picture Guide


Last Updated: 2/7/2012


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