Does water get through wetsuit?
The myth probably arises from this fact: Once water penetrates the suit, it is essential that it remains trapped in place in order to keep you warm. (Note that water can’t pass through neoprene; suits fill with water through the neck, leg, and arm openings, or through leaky seams or punctures.)
How long can you survive in a wetsuit?
Assuming you’re in warm waters and wearing a wetsuit and life vest, you could potentially survive for as many as three to five days, at which point you’ll most likely succumb to dehydration. That is, unless a shark gets you first.
Are wetsuits worth it?
Owning a wetsuit is beneficial for everyone, from amateur to pro. Body heat is lost 20 times more in water than air due to the higher density, encouraging more conduction. So you don’t have to be the world’s biggest water enthusiast to feel the need to keep warm.