NOVASCOTIA 6mm Semi-Dry HomeDivewearWet SuitsNOVASCOTIA 6mm Semi-Dry

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The perfect solution for staying toasty warm and relatively dry while diving in cold or temperate water environments.


When diving in cold water, oftentimes a traditional wetsuit is just not enough thermal protection, yet a full-blown drysuit ends up being a bit too much. Here's where the semi-dry shines.

The semi-dry dive suit's design concept is simple: Combine the snug fit of a wetsuit with the rear horizontal dry zipper and some of the sealing elements of a drysuit. By doing so you eliminate the bulk and hydrodrag that's inherent in most drysuits, while minimizing heat-stealing water flow that's inevitable in most wetsuits.

In the semi-dry arena the NOVA SCOTIA 6MM ranks as the best. Built with quality neoprene and incorporating SCUBAPRO's Pure Design Concept, the NOVA SCOTIA 6MM features glued and blind-stitched seams, a Ti-Zip MasterSeal® dry main zipper and a fold-under neck seal and double zippered wrist and ankle seals, all of which work together to keep water seepage to a minimum.

The Diamond Span inner lining is water draining and insulates almost the entire suit, plus makes easy work of donning and doffing. An improved spine pad provides extra protection where the tank rests against your back, and Powertex anti-abrasion material on the shoulders, back, seat and knees offer even more protection.

There are I-Safe straps on both arms for securing wrist instruments and a handy 3D cargo pocket for carrying accessories. And every NOVA SCOTIA 6MM suit comes with an anatomically shaped  hood.

The NOVA SCOTIA 6MM is the ultimate comfortable, affordable semi-dry suit, offering the best of both worlds in cold water, temperate water, and multi-dive thermal protection.

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Notice of New Thermal Rating: RINA, the Italian test laboratory and certifying agency, has just completed a series of exhaustive thermal protection tests on a number of dive suits. The result:  SCUBAPRO's Nova Scotia 6mm has been CE certified a CLASS A dive suit, which means it's been officially rated to be effective at providing divers with thermal protection in water temperatures ranging from 45ºF (7ºC) to 54ºF (12ºC).

Technical Information

  • Pure Design Concept uses fewer seams and panels for maximum flexibility.
  • Diamond Span water draining fleece interior insulates almost the entire suit and aids in quick drying between dives.
  • Ti-Zip MasterSeal® dry main zipper is flexible yet provides an excellent seal against water entry.
  • Fold-under neck seal and double zippered wrist and ankle seals work together to keep water seepage to a minimum.
  • I-Safe straps on both arms offer non-slip mounting spots for securing wrist instruments.
  • Right thigh 3D pocket with hood attachment hook offers lots of room for carrying extra gear.
  • Improved protective spine pad increases comfort during extended dives.
  • Anti-abrasion Powertex material on shoulders, back, seat and knees delivers extra protection where it is needed most.
  • Glued and blind-stitched seams block water entry.
  • Internal stress discs installed at stitch intersections protect seams and extend the suit's working life.
  • Suit comes with a 6.5/5/3mm hood.
  • CE certified a Class A dive suit -- rated for water temperatures ranging from 45ºF (7ºC) to 54ºF (12ºC).
  • Available in 10 mens and 8 womens sizes. Click on size chart for more details.

Available Sizes:

Men:  S, M, LS, L, XLS, XL, 2XLS, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL.

Women: XS, S, M, LS, L, XLS, XL 2XL.

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