Dive Gear Guide 2016: Best Swimsuits | Sport Diver

Dive Gear Guide 2016: Best Swimsuits

Extend your style beyond the dive with our 2016 gear guide's list of top new swimsuits.

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Fourth Element women's swimsuit shorts

FOURTH ELEMENT WOMEN’S AMPHIBIOUS SHORTS

  • Designed for use in and out of the water

  • Pocket linings dry quickly

Transition directly from water to land in amphibious shorts that feature an athletic cut for a wide range of motion and a zippered back pocket to keep valuables safe. They come in eight sizes, and the soft but durable material adds a serious level of comfort.

$59; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall

Fourth Element Aruba swimsuit onepiece

FOURTH ELEMENT ARUBA SPORT ONEPIECE SWIMSUIT

  • Athletic cut for extra support

  • Stylish contrast strap panels

Part of the brand’s Ocean-Positive swimwear line, this suit is made from recycled ghost fishing nets. Available in blue with navy accents or black with charcoal accents, it features fixed padding in the bust for added protection from BC straps.

$80; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall

Fourth Element bikini scuba

FOURTH ELEMENT BELIZE REVERSIBLE BIKINI

  • Clasp-free for added comfort

  • Reversible to be pink or purple

Also in the OceanPositive line, this bikini from recycled ghost nets offers flexibility in function and style. Available in six sizes, the smart design trades bulky buckles for a tactical strap strategy that creates support beneath a wetsuit without uncomfortable chafing.

$64; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall

Fourth Element Cayman Swim Shorts

FOURTH ELEMENT MEN’S CAYMAN SWIM SHORTS

  • Simple design adds comfort

  • Made by recycling ghost nets

These classic Euro-style swim shorts are right at home under a wetsuit or lounging by the pool bar après dive. The formfitting shorts are constructed with double fl at stitching for major durability and chafe-free comfort, and are available in five sizes up to XXL.

$37.60; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall

Fourth Element submerge board shorts

FOURTH ELEMENT MEN’S SUBMERGE BOARD SHORTS BLACK

  • Made from stretch fabric for freedom of movement

  • Zipper closure back pocket to keep valuables safe

Double flat stitching and a quad-eyelet drawstring closure ensure these board shorts are super comfortable. Lightweight, stretch fabric is quick drying — perfect before, after and even during the dive.

$89; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall

Fourth Element women's submerge board shorts

FOURTH ELEMENT WOMEN’S SUBMERGE BOARD SHORTS

  • Athletic cut for ease of movement when diving

  • Velcro closure back pocket and twin front pockets for handy storage of keys or cards

Diver-friendly, these surfer-cool trunks are made from quick-drying material with a bit of stretch for maximum comfort and a flattering fit with eight sizes to suit every form. The quad-eyelet drawstring front closure system provides major security when high action situations demand it.

$64.50; fourthelement.com

Zach Stovall