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What To Keep In Mind Before Making A Choice Between Wet Or Dry Suit

What To Keep In Mind Before Making A Choice Between Wet Or Dry Suit

March 15

When a person is planning to jetski in Dubai, they will have to decide what to wear. The correct attire can help them not just feel comfortable while enjoying the ride; it will also enable them to get the most out of the experience. Therefore, in this article, we will be examining the difference between a wet and drysuit when jetskiing.

Why does someone need to wear a wetsuit or a drysuit?

This is the most obvious question in many people’s minds. Why pick one of these at all when it is easier to wear a regular swimsuit. The reason why relates to the temperature of the water.

The human body can maintain its heat if the temperature of the water is above 32°C. However, if it is below that, then people start to lose heat at a very rapid rate. This is why most people have to opt between a wet or a dry suit to ensure that they do not lose vital heat.

In Dubai, water temperature is most of the time below that mark. Only between June and September, the warmth might increase above 32°C. Otherwise, it’s going to be cold.

What’s the difference between the two suits?

They both look pretty alike and are meant to preserve body heat, so many people tend to wonder what the difference is. The distinction lies in how they work.

The material wetsuits use is neoprene which insulates the body. The fabric can come in different thicknesses, so the thicker it is, the warmer the wearer will be. In Dubai, you would not need a very dense suit given that the water temperature is not significantly low and the air above is usually in the mid-30s; a 3mm thickness would be enough.

The way wetsuits work is by trapping a layer of water underneath the suit but above a person’s skin. The water is then heated by the individual’s warmth, thereby ensuring no heat is lost.

Drysuits, however, as their name suggests, remain dry. They do not let any water in but instead repel them. The suit is watertight and works by trapping air within it. This acts as insulation and ensures that a person stays warm. They are warmer and drier than their wet counterparts and are better suited for cold waters. 

When to wear them?

As the suits are very similar, why one should be picked over the other comes down to preference. If an individual is jetskiing in Dubai and wants maximum flexibility and protection, then wetsuits will be ideal. They do not hinder movement and come fitted with padding and grip to ensure a person does not get hurt and can get the most out of watersports. They are also more affordable than drysuits. 

If a person prioritizes being dry and warm and doesn’t mind a slight loss of flexibility, then a drysuit is a better call. This is an even better choice if the individual enjoys doing watersports in colder climates too, as the drysuit would be perfect for that weather. Also, both suits can easily last for many years, so when a person chooses one, they need to make sure it can work with most situations they face.

If you are unsure about the water temperature and which suit you need to buy for your jetski experience, contact us at Xtreme Jetski. Our staff will be delighted to help you.