Choosing Spearfishing Wetsuit
What is a Spearfishing Wetsuit?
Choosing a Spearfishing Wetsuit is made from neoprene and is designed to keep you warm when in the water for long periods at a time. They come in many different variations including 1 piece and 2 piece as well as different colours including plain black through to all types of camoflage and colours.
Wetsuits are of course designed to keep you warm, however when it comes to spearfishing and camoflage suits, these have another purpose.
When hunting underwater the correct way to use a camo suit is to dive down to the bottom of the water where you will bleand in to the enviroment becoming almost invisable. Then you are able to get closer to your catch.
The spearfishing suits come in different camo blend colours including greens, browns and blues and black also.
Diving down to the bottom and waiting for the fish to come by will allow you to use the camouflage to its best advantage to become invisible. Spearfishing is a hunting sport and when hunting, you have to wait.
Some environments have more green weedy floors whilst some other are more brown and sandy floors and this is where the colour choice comes in to play. Choose the colour best suited to where you dive most. Black suits are popular to keep it simple, however these of course will not camouflage you in to the environment.
All of the wetsuits are made from neoprene on the outer layer however there are two different types of inner materials to choose from and there include open cell and closed cell. Closed cell suits are the most popular and common style and you can tell these apart as the inside is a foam neoprene that slides on easily.
The closed cells suits tend to be more durable and last longer. Open cell suits have an open neoprene inner where it is stretchy yet sticky.
Imagine millions of tiny suction cups that all want to suction on your your bare skin as soon as they touch it. Due to this, an open cell wetsuit needs some type of lubricant to get it on and off otherwise the delicate inner material will tear easily if forced.