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A garment made of impermeable material, usually rubber, and sealed against leakage to keep the body warm and dry in cold water, used especially in scuba diving and watersports.
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(ˈdraɪsuːt) or


(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a suit worn by divers to keep them warm and dry
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dry-suit [ˈdraɪsuːt] ncombinaison f de plongée
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You plunge from the brilliant glare of sunshine on snow to the soundless murky depths under the ice but the drysuit and mask keep you warm and dry.
He even put her mobile phone inside his waterproof drysuit to protect it during the rescue.
Isotak X is breathable, and four times more waterproof durable than the ocean standard, plus offers new features such as a Hydrovision[TM] hood on the smock, drysuit and jacket, Reziseal[TM] composite seals, dual zipper system on jacket and longer cut smock and jacket for increased protection.
Their rubber seals combine the same technology PDM used to put the stretch into the iconic Stretch Armstrong toy in the 1970s, with the watertight wrist, ankle and neck seals it also supplies for the world 's top drysuit manufacturers today.
Nic, 56, who was born with short arms, uses a specially adapted drysuit.
The stolen items include a red and blue Hollis membrane diving drysuit with size 10 boots attached, two Buddy buoyancy jackets and a 12-litre steel diving cylinder.
* You'll need different clothing depending on the weather (wetsuit or drysuit for colder weather, T-shirt and shorts or bathing suit for warmer weather).
Jeffrey Jay, who had been out kayaking with Mr Husband for more than 20 years, said his friend was an experienced kayaker but hadn't been wearing wetsuit or a drysuit on the day hey set out from Porthdafarch on Holy Island.
This included: a grey Safequip storage bag containing a large drysuit, helmet, red buoyancy aid, yellow and black boots and a thermal suit; a grey storage bag containing a dry suit, helmet, red buoyancy aid and a black Nintendo DSI.
Prizes include a complete scuba package, valued at $2,105, for whoever raises the most money for the event; a free spot on the diver supply store's "Channel Island Truth Aquatics trip" in 2009 or an $1,850 drysuit.