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My diving instructor told me that it's not good to put your wetsuit on until right before you get in the water. Why?

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I'm guessing that he or she told you that for a few reasons. By nature, wetsuits are tight and not breathable. Plus they tend to be black. So if you are sitting in the sun for a long time, getting to a destination or waiting to dive, you could overheat and become dehydrated quickly. These are not problems you want to be dealing with when you are deep under water.

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