Since scuba diving is my profession, the right choice of equipment while being in my underwater office is very important. We travel and dive throughout the year, including months when the oceans and seas are very cold, therefore, I am more than happy to have a new Mares Pro Therm suit!
Although it's 7/8mm thick, it is made of very elastic neoprene which makes it comfortable during a dive. It is easy to jump in to, and due to the front zip I can easily put it on myself. What I like the most is the internal neck dam, which creates a barrier against water and improves thermal comfort and seal.
I also used this suit during my last two trips to Jordan and Israel, where the water temperature was around 21°C. I felt fantastic underwater. Bear in mind that I often spend more than 90 minutes underwater when photographing and filming rebreather divers.
I have noticed one more difference in comparison to other wetsuits. Both aforementioned trips included similar routines - dive, rest at the beach, dive again. In spite of the 18°C temperature outside, we were unfortunate to experience a very cold wind. While others froze between dives, my 8mm wetsuit provided me with wind protection.
Thanks to an integrated hood and glideskin on the wrists and ankles, you are free to forget about bags and shampoos while trying to put it on. You will simply slip into it.
From the bottom of my heart, I recommend it to anyone seeking warmth underwater.
Written by Ivana OK
Photos by Noam Kortler and Janez Kranjc
See the Pro Therm on Mares.com: Men's model - Women's model