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Proteus - Advanced Neoprene Wetsuit

Developed using a combination of superstretch and thermocore neoprene, the Proteus wetsuit is designed specifically for scuba diving and offers surprising thermal protection and comfort during a dive. Incorporating the unique hydrolock neck seal, glideskin seals at the wrists and plasma seals at the ankles, the Proteus wetsuit eliminates almost all water ingress and is rated the warmest diving wetsuit in its class by Sport Diver Magazine.

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Proteus Proteus

Mens and Womens
3mm / 5mm and 7mm Wetsuits

Proteus 3mm

Ideal for use in warmer waters, this lightweight neoprene diving wetsuit offers surprising thermal protection and comfort and is rated as the warmest diving wetsuit in its class by Sport Diver Magazine.

Proteus 5mm

Ideal for use in temperate to warm waters, this versatile dive wetsuit incorporates superstretch neoprene on the arms and legs where mobility is required, and thermocore compression resistant neoprene on the body core panels. The 5mm Proteus offers outstanding thermal protection and comfort with excellent ease of movement.

Proteus 7mm

Ideal for use in temperate to cooler waters, this extreme performance wetsuit can extend your season to encompass winter diving.

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Proteus Proteus

Mens and Womens
Short John wetsuits

Using 5/4mm thermoflex neoprene with a super smooth outer lining, the short john is designed to be worn underneath the 5mm or 7mm Proteus to provide enhanced body core protection. With no zips, the short john is both comfortable and practical, often actually making it easier to don the full suit on top, thanks to the low friction exterior.

Once both layers are on, the Hydrolock neck and glideskin wrist seals keep water ingress to a minimum, maximising the protection offered by the short john/full suit combination.

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Proteus Proteus

Combination

Combining the short-john wetsuit with the 5mm full wetsuit makes the proteus combination suitable for diving in temperatures down to about 12 degrees C (54 F) - ideal for UK summer and autumn diving. Using the 7mm Proteus wetsuit gives the wearer the ability to undertake winter diving.

Developed using a combination of superstretch and thermocore neoprene, the Proteus offers a high level of thermal protection and comfort.

Proteus Features

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Durawear Patches

Applied to the critical areas of the proteus to minimise the abrasion for other equipment at the shoulders and around the waist. The stippled pattern on the chest of the suit maximises flexibility and thermal protection and helps to speed up drying time.

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Glideskin Seals

Smooth Glideskin at the wrists, and plasma seals at the ankles provide a highly effective barrier to water ingress and eliminate water flush through. In donning the suit - to avoid damaging the material, turn the seals up before putting the suit on and roll them down once the suit is on.

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Hydrolock Neck Seal

With over 8 months of prototyping, this features a unique combination of glideskin, smoothskin and standard neoprene. The double seal virtually eliminates water ingress into the suit. An internal back panel prevents water entering through the zip from reaching the back. The neck collar is lined with glideskin neoprene and fits snugly around the neck giving a smooth, complete seal.

Dawn Kernagis Researcher

ScubaLab Video Review

Useful Information

Proteus Size Charts

Use the table below as a guide to help select which size proteus wetsuit best suits your body type.

If you require any further assistance/advice please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mens Sizes Height Chest Waist
Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm
Small Short 5'3"-5'6" 160-165 36-39" 91.5-99 29-32" 73-80
Small 5'5"-5'8" 166-174 36-39" 91.5-99 29-32" 73-80
Medium Short 5'5"-5'8" 166-174 38-41" 95-103 31-34" 78-85
Medium 5'7"-5'10" 171-178 38-41" 95-103 31-34" 78-85
Medium Large Short 5'7"-5'10" 171-178 40-43" 100-108 33-36" 83-90
Medium Large 5'9"-6'0" 176 - 183 40-43" 100-108 33-36" 83-90
Medium Large Tall 5'11"-6'2" 180-188 40-43" 100-108 33-36" 83-90
Large Short 5'8"-5'11" 172-180 42-45" 105-113 35-38" 88-95
Large 5'11"-6'2" 180-188 42-45" 105-113 35-38" 88-95
Large Tall 6'1"-6'4" 185-193 42-45" 105-113 35-38" 88-95
X Large Short 5'10"-6'1" 177-185 44-47" 110-118 37-40" 93-100
X Large 6'1"-6'4" 185-193 44-47" 110-118 37-40" 93-100
XX Large Short 5'10"-6'1" 177-186 46-49" 116-123 39-42" 98-105
XX Large 6'3"-6'6" 190-198 46-49" 116-123 39-42" 98-105
XXX Large 6'5"-6'8" 195-202 48-51" 121-128 41-44" 103-110

Please note all womens sizes are in UK sizes. See the chart at the bottom of the page for a comparison reference.

Womens Sizes Height Chest Waist Hips
Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm
6 5'3"-5'6" 160-168 30-32" 76-81 22-24" 56-61 33-35" 84-89
8S 5'3"-5'6" 160-168 31-33" 79-84 24-26" 61-66 34-36" 86-91.5
8 5'4"-5'7" 162.5-170 31-33" 79-84 24-26" 61-66 34-36" 86-91.5
10 Small 5'4"-5'7" 162.5-170 32-34" 81-86 26-28" 66-71 35-37" 89-94
10 5'5"-5'8" 165-173 32-34" 81-86 26-28" 66-71 35-37" 89-94
12 Small 5'5"-5'8" 165-173 34-36" 86-91.5 28-30" 71-76 36-38" 91.5-96.5
12 5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 34-36" 86-91.5 28-30" 71-76 36-38" 91.5-96.5
12/14 5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 34-36" 86-91.5 28-30" 71-76 37-39" 94-99
14 Small 5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 36-38" 91.5-96.5 29-31" 73.5-79 38-40" 96.5-101.5
14 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 36-38" 91.5-96.5 29-31" 73.5-79 38-40" 96.5-101.5
16 Small 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 38-40" 96.5-101.5 31-33" 79-84 40-42" 101.5-106.5
16 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 38-40" 96.5-101.5 31-33" 79-84 40-42" 101.5-106.5
18 Small 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 40-42" 101.5-106.5 33-35" 84-89 42-44" 106.5-112
18 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 40-42" 101.5-106.5 33-35" 84-89 42-44" 106.5-112.5
20 Small 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 42-44" 106.5-112 35-37" 89-94 44-46" 112-117
20 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 42-44" 106.5-112 35-37" 89-94 44-46" 112-117

Comparison chart

UK USA France Germany Italy
6-8 4-6 34 32 38
8-10 6-8 36 34 40
10-12 8-10 38 36 42
12-14 10-12 40 38 44
14-16 12-14 42 40 46
16-18 14-16 44 42 48
18-20 16-18 46 44 50
20-22 18-20 48 46 52