Do I Need a Spearfishing Wetsuit With a Hood?

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Do I need a hood? A common question from beginner spearfishers. Well, I’ll give you some info before I answer that..

What does a hood do for me?

The hood on spearfishing suits make your dive comfortable. The hood keeps your head warm. The hood makes your head more hydrodynamic. Less drag on your body is good. Sometimes I have trouble clearing when water is constantly flushing my ears. The hood and some dive earplugs can help you equalize the pressure in your ears.

Get an open cell suit with a hood

Short answer, yes, you need a hood.

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