This European Standard specifies the construction and performance requirements (including thermal) of wet suits for wear by divers for underwater activities where the user is breathing underwater. Marking, labelling, information meant to be provided at the point of sale, and instructions for use are also specified.
Laboratory and practical performance tests are specified.
Short sleeve jackets, short-leg trousers, under- and overgarments, and separate accessories such as gloves, hoods and boots are not within the scope of this document.
NOTE – Suits and shorties for snorkelling including underwater activities are not covered by this standard.