5 mm full-body one-piece wetsuit with front zip. 5mm neoprene foam, covered with nylon fabric on both sides. Seams taped using a GBS (glued and blind stitched) assembly.
The diving suit has printed reinforcements on the knees to reduce wear.
GBS (glued and blind stitched) assembly
The seams of the suit and hood are waterproof, with a glued and blind stitched (GBS) assembly: the neoprene is glued and then stitched for extra (the needle does not go all the way through the neoprene to stop water getting through).
“Banana” double-zip system makes it easier to take off the diving suit!
"Banana" front and back double zip system, exclusive to SUBEA (PCT/FR2017/050790). When the additional zip, between the top of the spine to the head is open, it is easier to take the diving suit off. It releases the shoulder line, so that the arms can be withdrawn more easily. Popular with everyone who has tried it, because it is so simple and efficient!
Ease of movement and easy dressing
One-piece diving suit with an attached hood equipped with the Air Expulse system: a system to evacuate air bubbles trapped in the hood. Easy to put on with the diagonal zip on the front of the diving suit. Two ankle zips for easier foot passage. No underarm seams for easier arm movements.
Thermal performance class
This scuba diving suit provides thermal protection that has been tested by the independent INPP institute (Marseille, France) in order to validate its compliance with the current standard (EN 14225-1:2017).
CLASS C certified diving suit:
A (+7°C/+12°C / +45°F/+54°F)
B (+10°C/+18°C / +50°F/+64°F)
C (+16°C/+24°C / +61°F/+75°F)
D (+22°C/+30°C / +72°F/+86°F).
What is a diving suit?
This is the most common type of diving suit on the market. It is not designed to keep the water out, but to trap it, so that your body then warms it up, creating a thermal buffer between you and the outside. Made of neoprene - a rubber polymer filled with air bubbles - these diving suits are available in thicknesses of 0.5 mm to 7 mm. Thanks to their suppleness and modularity, they constitute excellent diving suits.
Tips on how to get into a diving suit
Put your foot in a plastic bag, then slip your leg into your diving suit. Your entire foot comes out without snagging! To adjust, ask someone to blow into your sleeve from the wrist. The incoming air inflates the interior of the neoprene diving suit, immediately separating it from your skin. You can then easily proceed with the final adjustments.
Tips on how to take care of your diving suit
1) Soak the inside and the outside of the diving suit in clean water after each session.
2) Clean with a bactericide solution.
3) Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
4) Dry on a wide hanger in a dark and well-ventilated place. Caution: the sun will cause the colours of the textile parts of the diving suit to fade and speeds up the ageing process of the neoprene. Zips can be cleaned with a toothbrush and lubricated with silicone grease.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Lay your diving wetsuit out away from sunlight and away from a heat source on a wide hanger, to keep its shape and to preserve its neoprene.
Restrictions on use
Not advised for swimming or wave sports.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
Designed and tested by our teams and our technical partner in Hendaye (France) to approve the thermal insulation.
Our technical partner: Ocean (the PADI 5-star diving centre) based on the Water Sports Centre by DECATHLON in Hendaye - France. The centre uses SUBEA diving equipment throughout the year. The team of instructors are rigorously involved in the development of our SUBEA products: from the design phase with the teams (product managers, designers and engineers), to the endurance tests with the help of the centre’s divers (from beginners to trainee instructors, all year long).