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#791
Sharkskin wetsuit
Paddy24 - 8/16/2014 9:10 AM
Category: General
Replies: 2

Does anydody own or used a covert sharkskin wetsuit?
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Greg - 8/16/2014 11:12 AM
Here’s a great article on Sharkskin suits: divernet.com/Diving_Gear/diver_tests/1418797/wets..._sharkskin_suit.html

"The Sharkskin is very much like a Lycra dive-skin, but with a fleecy Polartec lining. I was promised that it would keep me warm and comfortable in the tropical water in which I expected to be diving, but that it had totally neutral buoyancy characteristics, so that I wouldn’t need to carry any lead."

And some FAQs about Sharkskin: sharkskin.com.au/faqs/

"Wearing Sharkskin under a wetsuit not only keeps you warm during the dive but protects against windchill in between dives. The chest vest keeps your core warm in and out of the water. The chest vest with hood gives you that extra warmth that you need for cold water. You lose a lot of heat through your head so you can even double up by adding a neoprene hood over the sharkskin hood in really cold water for extra warmth. The Shortsleeve Chillproof top adds more warmth than the chest vest by enclosing your armpit area. The Longsleeve Chillproof top is for even colder water diving provided your wetsuit has enough room in the arms for the longsleeve top underneath it. Most go for the shortsleeve top – but if you get very cold and your suit has enough room in the arms then go for the longsleeve top."
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ChadS - 12/20/2018 1:50 AM
I have Sharkskin and love it!! I cannot say enough about how well it works in warmer waters (about a 3 mil equivalent), keeps you warm on the boat ride back from the dive (it is windproof and moisture wicking once out of the water) and is even better in cold water when worn under a 7 mil. Best information I could find on Sharkskin is the article below:

aquazealots.com/sharkskin-vs-lavacore/