Airworks - 6/07/2019 4:59 AM
I’ve spent enough time in both fresh and salt water to know the wisdom of the wetsuit. Even in "ideal" tropical water there may be small organisms that can irritate the skin or cause pain. For example, the infamous Irukandji box jellyfish have been found off the coast of Florida even though their home of origin is Australia.
Punctures, gashes, stabs, bites, etc. You name it; all of those nasties can happen while diving, so protection is vital.