Check your dry suit before you go diving
A dry suit is designed to keep the diver completely dry. Before you go diving, it is important to check a few matters, so that you can be sure that no water will get in your suit once you are underwater.
Check if the seal at the wrist is tight around the skin, and if it seals completely. The material of your seal depends on your dry suit. Seals are made of latex, neoprene or silicon, which more or less stick to your skin. This ensures that no water can get in.
Just like with the wrist seal, the neck seal has to be completely skin tight as well. A neoprene neck seal has to be folded inwards, to ensure that the material sticks to skin. This is not necessary with latex and silicone neck seals. It is always important to check if the seal fully matches the skin.
The zipper is one of the most important parts of your dry suit. You can pull the dry suit on with the big zipper. This zipper is waterproof, and ensures that no water can get in. It is important to take good care of your zipper, so that it stays flexible. Most dry suits come with protection for the dry zipper. This is usually an additional protective zipper or a flap over de zipper. This depends on what drysuit you have.