What Is The Difference Between Stinger Suit, Dive Skin, Wetsuit, Drysuit and Dive Suit
Stinger Suits And Dive Skins (suitable for water temperature 20°C or 70°F and above):
Both refer to same type of full body swimsuit is made from swimwear material similar to Lycra which does not include neoprene or rubber material. These suits are commonly used for above water sports activities such as swimming, surfing, sailing, and some shallow under water activities such as snorkeling in water temperatures starting from 20 °C (70 °F) and above. These suits are traditionally made from Lycra, Spandex or Polyester yarns which provide little thermal function, and does not seal the skin from getting wet, however they do protect the skin from the sun UVA and UVB radiation, Jellyfish stings, sea lice, abrasion and sunburn which can damage the skin and ultimately cause skin cancer. New generation stinger suits and dive skins such EcoStinger products are made from high quality fabrics (Polyester/PBT) that offer chlorine resistance, Jellyfish protection and UPF50+ UV cover. Some divers wear this type of stinger suit or dive skin under a Wetsuit or dive suit, in order to allow easier donning, it also provides additional comfort and skin relief for those who experience skin problems from neoprene or rubber material which most Wetsuits and Dive suits are made of.
Wetsuits, Dive Suits And Drysuits (suitable for water temperature between -2 and 25°C or 28 to 77°F):
These type of suits are made from neoprene and/or rubber materials which provide thermal protection and can be used in colder water temperature between -2 and 25°C (28 to 77 °F) depending on thickness of suit and insulation provided. These suits are not suitable for water activities where freedom of movement and comfort are needed.
Some light weight Wetsuits are made from thin neoprene which can provide some freedom of movement to a certain extent, and it does not provide thermal protection or prevent the skin from getting wet. In general a light weight Wetsuit provide basic warmth and skin protection, and is suitable for light diving activities.
Dive Suits and Drysuits provide better waterproof then a Wetsuit, especially the ones used from rubber material, which can also seal the skin against getting wet; these suits are heavy and provide little flexibility, they are well used for deep diving due to they ability to keep the body heat in cold water temperatures. These suits are not easy to put on or take off, that's why experienced divers put on a stinger suit or dive skin before donning a Dive suit or Drysuit.
EcoStinger Full Body Swimsuits
Below is EcoStinger Stinger suits and Dive skins with built-in hood, these underwater swimsuits are thin and light weight, perfect for use in snorkeling, shallow diving, surfing, underwater swimming, jet skiing, sailing, surfing and swimming in chlorinated pools due to its chlorine resistant ability. The fabric is similar to traditional swimwear material yet much more superior and durable, providing UPF50+ sun protection blocking >97.5% of the sun UVA and UVB radiation, chlorine resistant retaining elasticity and colors longer than all other swimwear fabric such as Nylon, Spandex, Lycra or Elastane.