Apollo BIO PRO Drysuit - Custom

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Apollo BIO PRO Drysuit - Custom

First of all, Apollo had to define the perfect drysuit; one that is so simple to use that there is no discernible difference between diving in it and diving in a wetsuit. Basically, divers want the warmth of a drysuit with all the advantages of a wetsuit. What sets Apollo’s drysuit line apart from the others is an advanced computer aided design system that provides for a complete custom fit; a new material called Microcell neoprene; and state of the art hardware.

 

Fit is everything as it determines the comfort, drag and ease of swimming of the drysuit. Apollo employs an advanced computer aided design system that utilises up to 32 measurements in making each suit from scratch for each individual customer. The computer is linked to an automatic drafting table printer, which prints out a pattern based on measurement data. This system cost $100,000, and today Apollo is on its third generation system, capable of drawing about 140 suits per day. Panels of material cut from the pattern are then hand glued, then blind stitched, before being heat taped to ensure a long life of complete dryness. During these stages, a single technician works with a single suit to maintain quality and uniformity of the design throughout the whole process.

 

A custom fit has obvious benefits for divers with non-standard builds, but even for those who can wear off the rack suits, custom fitting can dramatically decrease diver drag in the water. As there are no folds of material to catch water or to snag in a cave, wreck or other overhead environment. Anyone diving in a high flow situation will readily notice and appreciate this point. A second advantage is in the wrist seals. Apollo’s computer program utilises both wrist and forearm measurements to create a more cylindrical fit as opposed to a conical shape, providing more surface area at the actual seal. This produces a significantly drier suit. Boot measurements are also part of the custom fit and the soles are rugged, giving the diver plenty of support, even during difficult entries or exits.

Choosing to go for a Custom made Drysuit gives you many benefits over and above an off the rack Drysuit model.

Please Note that a custom made Apollo Drysuit will take between four and six weeks to make.

Given the unique requirements of specific measurements for a Customised Drysuit, we ask

that you watch the measurement videos found on this page,

take your measurements at home and then contact us directly with your measurements.

Smaller is Better

Apollo is the first manufacturer to make drysuits using 3.5 mm Microcell neoprene, a type of rubber that is made by extrusion or squeezed through a form while the rubber is in a liquid state. During the process, gas, generally nitrogen, is blown into the liquefied rubber to make a foam.

Microcell Neoprene

Apollo turned to Heiwa Corporation to help develop a better material for drysuits leading to the development of a Microcell neoprene with 20 percent smaller bubbles than conventional neoprene. This thinner neoprene could be used without sacrificing warmth, strength or durability, while improving the stretch and flexibility. Smaller bubbles are more resistant to crushing, even at depth, yielding a similar warmth factor of a thicker 6 mm standard neoprene, even at a slim 3.5 mm thickness.

Many divers can actually decrease the amount of weight needed to attain neutral buoyancy. At the same time, the suit is extremely streamlined because of the computer designed construction; thanks to the thinness and flexibility, it swims like a tropical wetsuit. Technical divers appreciate extra flexibility when they must reach back to operate valves or simply during long swims. This material offers thermal protection in a wide range of conditions. It is perfect by itself in temperate waters, or wear a simple Polartech jumpsuit or dive skin under the suit to dive the cooler waters in the winter. If you are going to get into some really cold water, just layer it with some expedition weight long underwear like the test divers did when they spent three hours in the 5C/39F waters of Japan’s Ryusen-do Caves.

Features:

  • 3.5mm Microcell neoprene offers warmth and flexibility without bulk
  • The super tough exterior has four layers of liquid polyurethane coating for superior strength and durability
  • The ultimate in heavy duty, commercial grade drysuits.
  • Heat sealed for extra seam strength
  • Polyurethane exterior has four layers of liquid latex coating for superior strength and durability
  • Unique microcell neoprene gives warmth without bulk
  • Titanium short pile plush inner lining for superior warmth
  • Patented adjustable (and lockable) ankle dump valves
  • Patented dry dump valve on shoulder
  • 360 degree swivel inflator valve
  • Includes: Braces, Zip lube, LP inflator hose and carry bag
  • Custom made in Japan
  • Delivery time approx. 4 weeks
  • Please watch the videos to ascertain how to collect your individual measurements for this suit

Choosing to go for a Custom made Drysuit gives you many benefits over and above an off the rack Drysuit model.

Please Note that a custom made Apollo Drysuit will take between four and six weeks to make.

Given the unique requirements of specific measurements for a Customised Drysuit, we ask

that you watch the measurement videos found on this page,

take your measurements at home and then contact us directly with your measurements.

Apollo Australia Warranty

Apollo Scuba is proudly distributed in Australia by Apollo Australia Pty Ltd. Any Apollo Scuba products that are purchased from an authorised Australian dealer are covered by warranty as follows:

  • Limited lifetime warranty on Apollo Regulators.
  • 24 Months warranty on Instrumentation and Buoyancy Compensators.
  • 12 Months warranty on general products.

​Exclusions:

All Scooter Batteries have a 6 month warranty only from date of purchase as user mistreatment can severely shorten battery life. 

 

Choosing to go for a Custom made Drysuit gives you many benefits over and above an off the rack Drysuit model.

Please Note that a custom made Apollo Drysuit will take between four and six weeks to make.

Given the unique requirements of specific measurements for a Customised Drysuit, we ask

that you watch the measurement videos found on this page,

take your measurements at home and then contact us directly with your measurements.

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