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Scuba Diving Wet/Dry Accessories Buyers Guide

By Scuba Diving Partner | Updated On July 7, 2021
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Scuba Diving Wet/Dry Accessories Buyers Guide

The 2021 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the accessories you need to enjoy your dives no matter what.


Akona AQ-Tec Hood

Windproof, breathable, water resistant hood with thermal fleece lining.

Jon Whittle

$35 |

Part of a new line of AQ-TEC garments, this hood is made up of three different layers; a high-stretch outer layer for easy donning and doffing, a breathable, water-resistant membrane and a warm thermal fleece lining. The hood’s bibbed-style design provides upper-shoulder coverage and tucks very easily into wetsuits. The material is windproof and offers 50+ SPF UV protection.


Akona AQ-Tec Long Sleeve Shirts

Inner fleece layer wicks moisture from skin and has anti-microbial properties.

Jon Whittle

$138 |

Boasting a three-layer construction from a four-way stretch fabric, water-resistant membrane and a warm fleece lining, this multisport thermal garment can be worn as a stand-alone or layered with exposure protection. The front zip design allows easy donning and doffing. The garment is windproof and provides 50+ SPF UV protection. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.


Akona AQ-Tec Vest

Multi-purpose vest is a great layering piece for any water activity.

Jon Whittle

$104 |

A salt-resistant, full-front zipper makes it easy to get this multi-sport vest on and off. AQ-TEC material is made of a water-resistant, windproof membrane sandwiched between a super-stretchy nylon outer layer and a thick, non-chaffing thermal fleece lining. The vest can be worn on its own in warm water or underneath a wetsuit for additional insulation for your core.


Akona Neoprene Hooded Vest

Available in men’s and women’s cuts and sizes.

Jon Whittle

$87 |

This new design provides all the comfort and warmth of a hooded vest without the usual hassle of squeezing yourself in and out of it, thanks to a zipper from under the right arm to the waist. Made of 2 mm neoprene with quick-drying smoothskin on the inner surface, it has a corrosion-proof all-Delrin zipper. Ideal for use as extra insulation under another suit, or as standalone protection.


Scubapro Cargo Pants

Adjustable web waist belt with easy-to-use squeeze buckle.

Jon Whittle

$130 |

These pants offer two large cargo pockets to increase your underwater stowage capacity. Warm and comfortable, they are made of 1 mm petroleum-free X-Foam neoprene with a micro-plush lining. Durable, abrasion-resistant fabric on the seat provides additional protection, while nylon panels allow for flexibility and an increased range of motion. Available in men’s sizes only.


Scubapro Cargo Short

Handy for carrying essentials on the boat deck or below the water.

Jon Whittle


Worn by themselves or over a dive suit, these 1 mm neoprene shorts offer two large cargo pockets to conveniently secure accessories. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, the design has been updated with a new adjustable waist belt and abrasion-resistant fabric on the seat. A micro-plush lining increases warmth, while nylon panels provide stretch and comfort.


Scubapro K2 Socks

K2 fleece provides maximum comfort and warmth during long drysuit dives.

Jon Whittle

$29 |

Warm and flexible, these drysuit socks use the same K2 fleece as the line’s drysuit undergarments and provide premium insulation for extended bottom times. The breathable material enhances comfort, especially during long days of drysuit diving. Thanks to a high-cut design, these socks cover a lot of surface area and won’t leave a cold gap at your ankle. Available later this spring.


Tusa HS Dive Boot

5mm hard-soled dive boot with nylon jersey interior for warmth and comfort.

Jon Whittle

$70 |

Made of 5 mm neoprene with a nylon jersey interior, these dive boots are outfitted with hard, injection-molded soles for increased traction and protection. Boots are equipped with durable, large-tooth YKK zippers and are secured by a hook-and-loop lock. Seams are glued and sewn for durability. Boots feature toe and heel caps for extra support, and a sole-integrated fin-strap stopper. Available in 10 sizes.


SlipIns Protective Swimsuit

Sun protection with a flattering fit in 12 unique designs.

Jon Whittle

$150 |

This stylish suit offers daylong protection from the sun’s harmful rays—without applying sunblock repeatedly—for any activity on the water. Made of high-stretch Lycra, it provides 60+ UPF sun protection, and guards against stings and abrasions. A long front zipper makes it easy to get on and off, and thumbholes keep the long sleeves in place; a soft collar protects the neck.


SlipIns Full Body DiveSkin

Stylish, comfortable protection for any activity in or on the water.

Jon Whittle

$160 |

This colorful, front-zip full skin makes it a snap to get in and out of a wetsuit— whether wet or dry—thanks to its smooth, easy-sliding surface, and thumb holes and foot stirrups that keep it in place. For warm-water dives, wear it alone for protection from stings and abrasion, and 60+ UPF sun protection. Made of four-way stretch Lycra, they’re available in unisex sizing in 15 different print designs inspired by the ocean and nature, including Green Abalone (shown).


SlipIns Sea Legs Legging

Attractive, comfortable protection for any activity.

Jon Whittle

$85 |

Whether diving or stand-up paddling, at the gym or lounging at home, these leggings are as comfortable and functional on land as they are on the water. Made of breathable, quick-drying, non-see-through fabric, they have a wide, double-thickness waistband for comfort and to keep them in place. Available in women’s sizes XS to 2XL, they provide 60+ UPF sun protection and are available in eight ocean-inspired designs.