Along with cruising comes the opportunity to scuba diving in unique places. Don’t let the fact that you are plus size hold you back. There are a few places to get a swimsuit aquatard for plus size women. The first and my favorite is Junonia QuikEnergy V-neck Aquatard in sizes XL to 6x for $110. It might seem expensive but it has lots of features: “Quick-drying, moisture-wicking QuikEnergy™ reduces cramps with excellent muscle compression, and 50+ UPF sun protection”.
The more economical version comes from Swimsuits for All. This black Chlorine Resistant Aquashape Aquatard is available in sizes 8 to 22 for $44. It has shape retention and UV protection (50+).
For some serious diving on repeat occasions then you should look into getting a heavy duty wetsuit from a company like Harvey’s which offers cold water full styles up to size 2x (with custom up to 4x) and warm water short styles up to 4x. Depending on the style you could be spending anywhere from $150 to $500.
If you have a scuba gear store in your area you can also check them out to see if they carry Henderson brand (recommended by a reader who scuba dives) which makes Thermoprene wetsuits in plus sizes 16 to 24. But you can also find them on Amazon for $140 to $200 depending on size.
* Get your own plus size aquatard from Junonia
* Get your own plus size aquatard from Swimsuits for All
* Get your own plus size wetsuit from Harvey’s
* Get your own plus size Henderson wetsuit from Amazon