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warm water wetsuit

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Mar 21, 2003
I live in Hawaii and spearfish in its warm waters. I just purchased a Picasso 3mm suit, long john 2 piece. It's hot as hell. I also noticed that since wearing this suit, I get little boils or pimple like skin irritations. I never had this problem with my cooler neoprene xcel suits. Any suggestions? Is the warm water contributing to skin irritations? Do I need to disinfect the suit better?

Mate I have exactly the same problem as you at the moment and its not even summer. Since using my cressi 3.5mm suit I have noticed I have to continually flush out the suit to cool off which is annoying after a while, the surface temp at the moment end of winter is 25C with a bit of a thermocline to 23C. So in summer 30C + water this suit will be no good.

I have read and heard that Elios sub makes a suit in 1.5mm. I have been considering buying a custom 1.5mm with the same material as my Cressi, Ie Titanium open cell inside and nylon outside they are supposed to be cheaper then a normal suit even with shipping :hmm

Wish i had your problems.. ;)
Couldnt you just wear suit with no sleeves?


Yeah but I dont want to chop my sleeves off. I guess I could just go back to wearing my old suit but its way less comfortable.

uluapoundr & ivan,
how about wearing shorts with your top, or just the top by itself ?
Either get some proper wetsuit shorts, or chop up an old wetsuit you don't want anymore. Or just go board shorts or speedos with top. Should be lot cooler, specially compared to long johns.

I agree Tuomo, I wish I could get on the forum and winge about being too warm ?! :duh
I'm diving in 14 degrees, which to me is bloody cold, then again some of you European guys and the Canadians probably consider that warm..........


Yeah thanks Wal never thought of that one. But wouldn't the water come straight up under the jacket and into your chest. But in summer in wont be a cold shock hitting your chest anyway.

I can actually cut the top of the long-john to turn it into a waistband, but I'd rather wait for cooler temperatures before I chop my brand new suit. What I initially was asking about was the skin irritations. I read one post on another website that said the red bumps on skin are infections that will clear in 10-15 days and don't pose a serious risk. I was wondering if there was any way to prevent these skin irritations.
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