Caught in the act! Staying warm underwater

SCUBA diving in Massachusetts can be COLD. When a diver wears a wet suit, a thin layer of water remains between the suit and the diver’s body. Body heat warms the layer of water up to keep the diver from getting too cold. But this can’t keep you warm during winter diving around Nahant. To extend the diving season and stay warm year-round, divers wear dry suits. In the photo above you can see Chris getting ready to put on his dry suit. In dry suit diving, as you would guess, the diver stays dry. Staying dry doesn’t necessarily mean you’re warm though, so under a dry suit a diver wears as much layered clothing as necessary to stay warm. Thanks to Chris for making his outer thermal layer so stylish.

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