…designed for the travel or tropics diver.
Divers who frequent tropical waters understand that hypothermia can still occur in 80 degree waters. Manufacturers respond by making a wide range of exposure suits, ranging from Lycra bodysuits to wetsuits to actual drysuits. Generally the travel diver hesitated to bring an actual drysuit, or even a thicker wetsuit, because the bulk and weight made airline/ship transportation unmanageable.
In 2002, OS SYSTEMS introduced the MANTA Tropics Drysuit. The MANTA shell, size large, including valves and hose, weighs only 4.15 pounds. Adding the thermal undergarment brings the total weight to only 5.15 pounds.
The MANTA is made from the same high tenacity 210 denier High Count Nylon shell fabric as other OS SYSTEMS heavy duty drysuits, the HDPro, the SARR and the NAUTILUS. However, the polyurethane coatings on the MANTA fabrics are lighter. This 210 HCLT (High Count Lightweight) fabric is extremely strong and durable, yet extraordinarily soft, comfortable and light weight.
The MANTA drysuit includes SI TECH valves (Pro Swivel Inlet/Low Profile Automatic Exhaust), a 32" Low Pressure Hose, and a Zipease lubricating stick. The MANTA features include a self donning front entry (back shoulder entry also available) #8 brass tooth diving zipper, underarm and crotch gussets, Mauser stitching with double taping, a bungie cord waist, Cordura Dome Knee Pads, and Cordura Ankle Wraps. Ankle seals are standard. Latex socks are a n/c option, with original factory order. The MANTA diver's standard sized wet suit boots are compatible with ankle seals.
The MANTA drysuit is designed for thinner, lightweight undergarments such as our Stretch Fleece Jumpsuit, a four way stretch lycra/fleece undergarment with a dropseat. A Handy Duffel Bag is also included with each MANTA.
COLOR: Lemon Yellow, Royal Blue or Black top/Black pants.
Warranty: Two year limited warranty. See Warranty page.
Sizing Chart: See Size Chart page. All Custom Sizing Options available.