Drysuit undergarments (or undersuits) are worn beneath the dry suit to provide much of the actual insulation for the scuba diver and have a large impact on the enjoyment of a dive.
Undersuits are used for providing additional warmth when diving, traditionally under a drysuit but some are now ideal for use under a wetsuit as well. Undergarments are available in a wide range of styles, thickness grades and materials, spanning from the thinnest (e.g. Northern Diver Thermalskin) up to the much thicker and more thermally insulating (e.g. Northern Diver Metalux Arctic).
For cold-water use, especially diving under ice sheets, the user will usually wear a thick undersuit in a membrane drysuit. The thickness of undersuits varies and can be chosen by the wearer according to the water temperature. Thinsulate or Fleece (e.g. Northern Diver Arctic Base) is one of the preferred fabrics for undersuits. More recently, aerogel material is being added to conventional undergarments to increase the insulating properties of those garments.
Neoprene drysuits are made from a foam-rubber sheet containing tiny air bubbles, which provide insulation by themselves, and can eliminate the need for an undersuit, or greatly reduce the thickness needed for the under fabric. A neoprene wetsuit can also be worn under a membrane drysuit for extra protection against condensation and leaks.
Bespoke Scuba Fitting Service
We believe in going that bit further to meet your needs. We believe in top quality customer service, and want all of our customers to join our growing family of happy divers, customers and friends.
If you're looking to purchase a scuba package of say a BCD, regulator set, dive computer, wetsuit and/or scuba cylinder, we offer a bespoke scuba equipment fitting and configuration service at our dive shop in Rye, Victoria. Maybe you're:
- Just starting out on your scuba diving journey?
- Looking to move up from your initial scuba configuration?
- Ready to enter the world of technical or cave diving?
- Want to start taking underwater photos and/or video?
We're here to help you, one-on-one.
You can request a one-on-one booking with us for a "Bespoke Scuba Fitting" appointment from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays (except Tuesday), and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and public holidays. Yes, even outside of regular dive shop hours to ensure full personalised and private attention. (When booking, please give us an outline of your needs and budget, plus a few appointment times that suit you. This is so we can make sure we can have the right scuba professional available.)
We'll help you to find the scuba equipment to fit you, plus your needs and budget, from our comprehensive product range. We'll offer advise on how to add the right accessories. We'll customise standard offerings to make them better suit your diving goals and experience. You get a tailor made solution!
Are you nervous? Need flexibility with scheduling? Want personalised attention and time to tailor a solution to meet your requirements? You have come to the right place!
We will spend the time to work with you to ensure an optimal outcome.
We are sure you'll be so happy with our individual service, great advice, and everyday low prices, that you'll want to purchase the package from us at the end of the session — in which case your bespoke scuba fitting session is free. If you would like more time to think about it, we're also sure you'll understand that the information gained in your one-on-one session is invaluable and won't mind paying $50 for time well spent. (Refundable if you purchase within four weeks.)
Diving is our passion. Spoil yourself and tap into the expertise of our dive professionals one-on-one, and let them craft a bespoke diving equipment solution for you.
Terms and Conditions
- Bespoke Scuba Fitting Service appointments are only available if the equipment purchased will be more than a $1,000 package.
- Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays (except Tuesday), and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and public holidays.
- If the package is purchased at the end of the session, the session is free.
- If the package is not purchased at the end of the session, a $50 fee is payable. The fee is refundable if you purchase the package within four weeks of the session.
- The session can be in relation to scuba equipment, underwater photography and video gear, or any other combination of diving products.