How To Fix a Wetsuit Tear | Sport Diver

How To Fix a Wetsuit Tear

It can be frustrating to surface from a dive or prepare for an upcoming scuba diving trip, only to find that your expensive wetsuit has a tear in it. Diving with a torn wetsuit can be counterproductive — cold water will seep in quick. Our Gear Editor Roger Roy breaks down how to easily repair a wetsuit tear in the video below.

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How To Repair a Wetsuit Tear

• Clean repair area inside and out with alcohol — remove all oil, sunblock, etc.
• With suit inside out, apply self-adhesive patch inside
• Turn right side out
• Brush a small amount of wetsuit glue along edges of tear
• Extend glue about ¼ inch beyond edges of tear
• Allow glue to cure per manufacturer’s instructions