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Drysuits - Neoprene

Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber, often also used in neck and ankle seals in drysuits. Neoprene can be specially prepared to contain millions of tiny enclosed air bubbles, forming a buoyant and thermally-insulating material. This is called "foamed neoprene" or "foam-neoprene" (not all neoprene contains foam).

As foam-neoprene tends to shrink over the years as it out-gases and slowly becomes more rigid. An alternative is crushed or rolled neoprene, which is used in the construction of all Northern Diver neoprene dry suits and is less susceptible to volume changes when under pressure, and shrinks less.

Crushed neoprene dry suits provide some insulation by themselves (unlike membrane dry suits), but even with foam dry suits, thermal under-suits are usually worn. With a crushed neoprene suit, less insulation is needed underneath.

The undersuits usually vary from a fine base layer similar to the Northern Diver Thermalskin, up to a thicker layer like the Northern Diver Arctic Base or Metalux Arctic. Some people also use a standard wet suit (worn dry), or polyester fabrics used in mountaineering and other cold weather uses (these may also be in pieces, including vests or sleeveless vests). Such fabrics also ultimately insulate in the same way as foam, using air in which convection is retarded by the small sizes of the air spaces. However, per volume and weight of fabric, the best-insulating dry polyester fabrics are more effective than foam, because their air pockets are smaller.


Mares XR3 Neoprene Drysuit - Latex Seals
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Mares XR3 Neoprene Drysuit - Latex Seals

The Mares XR3 Neoprene Drysuit is a 4mm neoprene latex drysuit with latex neck and wrist seals, graphite protection on knees, shoulders and posterior...
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Boots - Unisex
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Boots - Unisex

The Apollo Edge Unisex 4mm Microcell Neoprene Drysuit with Boots is designed to cater for every Australian male diver's needs, plus fits some women...
$2,699.00  $2,429.00
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Socks - Unisex
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Socks - Unisex

The Apollo Edge Unisex 4mm Microcell Neoprene Drysuit with Socks is designed to cater for every Australian male diver's needs, plus fits some women...
$2,599.00  $2,339.00
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Boots - Female
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Boots - Female

The Apollo Edge Female 4mm Microcell Neoprene Drysuit with Boots is designed to cater for every Australian woman diver's needs. Available in...
$2,699.00  $2,429.00
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Socks - Female
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Apollo Edge Drysuit with Socks - Female

The Apollo Edge Female 4mm Microcell Neoprene Drysuit with Socks is designed to cater for every Australian woman diver's needs. Available in...
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Apollo Edge Drysuit - Custom Made
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Apollo Edge Drysuit - Custom Made

The Apollo Edge Customisable 4mm Microcell Neoprene Drysuit is designed to cater for every Australian diver's needs and can be custom made to fit...
$2,899.00  $2,559.00
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Cressi Desert 4 mm Neoprene Drysuit with Hood - Ladies
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Cressi Desert 4 mm Neoprene Drysuit with Hood - Ladies

In addition to its high finish quality in terms of seams, heat-sealing and patterned design, the Cressi Desert Ladies Drysuit with Hood stands out...

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Cressi Desert 4 mm Neoprene Drysuit with Hood - Mens
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Cressi Desert 4 mm Neoprene Drysuit with Hood - Mens

In addition to its high finish quality in terms of seams, heat-sealing and patterned design, the Cressi Desert Mens Drysuit with Hood stands out for...

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Aqualung Fusion Bullet with AirCore Drysuit
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Aqualung Fusion Bullet with AirCore Drysuit

As Aqualung's premium Fusion model, the Bullet has been engineered for the harshest diving environments. The Fusion line is based on Aqualung's...
$2,999.00  $2,699.00
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Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Drysuit - Female
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Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Drysuit - Female

The Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Edition Drysuit for Females is the pick of the Northern Diver range of neoprene drysuits for sports...
$2,916.00  $2,386.00
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Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Drysuit - Male
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Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Drysuit - Male

The Northern Diver Divemaster Evolution 12 Sports Edition Drysuit for Males is the pick of the Northern Diver range of neoprene drysuits for sports...
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Northern Diver Origin Commercial Neoprene Drysuit (Unisex)
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Northern Diver Origin Commercial Neoprene Drysuit (Unisex)

The Northern Diver Origin Commercial Neoprene Drysuit is the developed version of Northern Diver's original drysuit. This is still incredibly popular...
$3,509.00  $2,871.00
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