WHY USE WETSUITS NOT DRYSUITS?
A wetsuit is truly the best way to Snorkel in Alaska for a number of reasons. A wetsuit protects a diver by trapping a thin layer of water inside the suit. This water is then heated by the divers body to body temperature. Our guests are amazed how comfortable they are during the tour. Drysuits keep water out and to remain warm the diver must wear suitable undergarments to keep warm. Generally this is a thick fleece jumpsuit. A drysuit combined with the jumpsuit is much bulkier and less streamlined than a wetsuit. This requires greater effort to move through the water than when wearing a wetsuit. Also if a drysuit develops a leak you no longer stay warm and will have to exit the water. Leaks can be caused by poor fit, improperly maintained seals or more commonly from sitting or kneeling on the rocks, barnacles or other sharp features so common to Alaskan waters. The last reason we like to snorkel in a wetsuit is for the ability to freedive. Freediving or breath hold diving is a great wa
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