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Author : Russell Bowyer

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

Do Wetsuits Protect From Sun Ultra Violet Rays?

Can you get a sunburn through a wetsuit? Wetsuits do protect you from the sun as the wetsuit’s neoprene creates a layer and a barrier over your skin to stop the sun’s harmful ultra violet light rays from damaging your skin, as well as keeping you warm. To get complete protection from the sun using a wetsuit it needs to be a full wetsuit.

Do Wetsuits Protect Against Jellyfish Stings?

Can jellyfish sting through wetsuit? A wetsuit will protect you against jellyfish stings as a wetsuit’s neoprene provides a protective layer over your skin which jellyfish stings cannot penetrate. But be careful with any exposed skin around your face, or with your arms and legs when wearing a shorty as these areas may still get stung.

What Should I Bring To The Red Sea liveaboard?

What to bring on a Red Sea liveaboard: Minimum to bring on a Red Sea liveaboard; your certification card and dive log book, dive computer, 2 x swimwear, dive torch, lightweight clothing, including shorts or skirts, t-shirts and underwear, toiletry bag, 1 x pair of shoes, dive camera, diarrhoea tablets, sun cream, dive camera and a book.

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