The spearfishing and freediving equipment specialists. Open cell two piece camouflage freediving wetsuit. Speardiver Womens two piece, open cell wetsuits are the professional diver's choice. Offered in two styles, for Spearfishing and Freediving.
Spearfishing model has a chest pad for loading a speargun, Freediving model does not have a chest pad. The hooded jacket and high waist pants with full open cell interior, are manufactured in high quality neoprene chosen for the ideal balance between stretch/softness and resistance to permanent compression.
This neoprene combined with an anatomical wetsuit shape designed specifically for women makes a Speardiver suit so warm and comfortable you'll forget you're wearing a wetsuit. Speardiver Womens 3mm and 5mm wetsuits Sizing Chart. An open cell interior creates suction against the skin stopping water from circulating inside the suit, in other words no water can enter the suit. This makes the open cell suit much warmer than suits with a lined interior. Generally speaking a 3mm open cell suit will be as warm or warmer than a 5mm double lined scuba suit.
Less thickness means less weight that the diver has to carry on their belt. No inside lining also makes the suit more flexible and comfortable.
Open cell suits require lubrication to put on, a mixture of water with a small amount of hair conditioner in a spray bottle is normally used. The suit can also be put on in the water with no lubrication. Once thoroughly wet inside, the suit slides on and off effortlessly, an open cell suit is much easier to don than a conventional double lined scuba suit.
Open cell is easy to wash/keep clean and is more resistant to bacteria growth than porous lining. The outside of the suit is lined with durable Lycra to protect the neoprene and diver from cuts caused through contact with reef, rocks or boat.
Lycra also allows the printing of our unique camouflage patterns. Tough but flexible Supertex material provides extra protection in the knee, elbow and speargun loading areas on the suit exterior.
The term open cell is widely accepted by manufacturers and divers despite being somewhat of a misnomer. For the benefit of those not familiar with open cell wetsuits a quick explanation will be helpful. Without exception ALL wetsuits are made with closed cell neoprene material, hence the misnomer.
For our purposes open cell simply refers to the interior surface of the suit being smooth neoprene without a lining attached. The term open cell is derived from the process of shearing/cutting the neoprene into precise thickness sheets required to produce the different thickness wetsuits. The shearing exposes only the top layer of micro cells (neoprene is made up of tiny cells filled with air) and the neoprene does not become permeable as the name open cell would imply. The sheared surface is smooth to the touch, and each sheet has two sheared surfaces (top and bottom).One of them is left as is, that's the interior of the suit and goes against the diver's skin. The outer surface has a camo pattern Lycra lining applied to it. Don't miss any offers! This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Wetsuits & Drysuits\Wetsuits\Men".store" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.