Cressi 3mm Dive Hood
The Cressi 3mm Dive Hood not only keeps you warm whilst diving. It also offers you better protecting against any stings around your neck. A diving hood also helps to keep your hair in place!
- 3mm smooth neoprene hood with watertight seals around the face and neck.
- It is particularly suitable for one-piece wetsuits with a front zip.
- Anatomical cut.
- Integrated system for the discharge of air / water in the upper part of the hood
1. What thickness of wetsuit hood do I need?
You can buy hoods in different thicknesses from 3mm through to 7mm. The thickness you will need will depend on the water conditions you are diving in. If the water is very cold (under 10 degrees centigrade) then you will need the thicker 7mm hoods. However for most conditions (10 to 20 degrees centigrade) you can use 3mm to 5mm hoods.
2. Do I need a long or short neck design for my wetsuit hood?
A long neck design is a good idea as this will tuck into your wetsuit much more effectively. This will mean that when you move your head the hood will not come away from the wetsuit causing water to flush inside. If you are choosing a long neck design it is important that the face section fits properly. This is because if you have tucked your hood into your wetsuit if water then leaks in it will flood straight down into your wetsuit. This will reduce the thermal insulation of your wetsuit and make you feel colder much quicker.
3. How do you care for diving hoods?
Diving hoods are made from neoprene so you can care for them the same way as your wetsuit. They will need to be washed thoroughly after every use and left to dry completely before you put them away. If you dive a lot then you can just soak your hood and wetsuit in cool water and leave to dry. Every once in a while you can give them a really good wash with some wetsuit wash just to make sure they are clean and fresh smelling.