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Diving suit

A diving suit is a garment or device designed to protect a diver from the underwater environment. A diving suit may also incorporate a breathing gas supply (i.e. Standard diving dress or atmospheric diving suit). but in most cases applies only to the environmental protective covering worn by the diver. The breathing gas supply is usually referred to separately. There is no generic term for the combination of suit and breathing apparatus alone. It is generally referred to as diving equipment or dive gear along with any other equipment necessary for the dive.

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Weburbanist shares: "Artist Cat-Meff envisions a diving suit that would turn any human into a sort of mechanized dolphin/mer-creature. “This is probably one of the coolest ways to spend your holidays in 2025,” the artist writes." weburbanist.com

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