Heated Vest SIZE CHART, USER MANUAL
When diving in cold water or under iceberg, the top priority is to keep warm. Diver will become less mobility when exposes to cold water for a long time and may suffer from hypothermia which will weaken your muscles, reduce your blood supply and make you unable to cope with any emergency efficiently. A heated diving suit solve this issue easily for those who love cold-water diving.
AKUANA Opah Diving Heated Dive Vest makes you warm, comfortable and alive during cold-water diving or ice diving. The long-lasting heated dive suit keeps you warm under cold water so that you can enjoy a longer dive time. You are able to adjust the heat level on your demand so that you can dive with comfort and without worrying not warm enough or overheat.
AKUANA Opah Heated Diving Suit
AKUANA Opah Scuba Diving Heated Wetsuit Vest has gone through 2 years of research on the manufacturing process and was put into the market after rigid testing under extreme condition, such as Antarctica.
We named this scuba diving heated wetsuit after the fish called “Opah” which is the newest addition to the list of regionally endothermic fish (warm-blooded), which is the only species that generates heat for itself with a rete mirabile in its gill tissue structure. Our heated vest provides additional heat to the users just like Opah generates heat by beating its pelvic fins.
- Only working with Wetsuit
- Ultra-Elastic 2mm Neoprene High Quality Material
- X2 Dual Heating Zones：Back and waist
- Warm-up within 1 Minute
- Non-Contact Wireless Remote Controller
- Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) Heating Source
- Temperature Protection: 42 ℃ / 108 ℉
- 3 Heating Levels: Low: 18W, Medium: 24W, High: 30W
- Maximum Depth of Use: 328ft/ 100m
- 2h-3h Hours Heating
AKUANA Opah Diving Heated Wetsuit Vest
AKUANA Opah Scuba Diving Heated Wetsuit Vest adopts ultra-elastic and super-flex 2mm neoprene as main materials and flocking on the dorsal area to keep you comfortable and insulated. The high quality 2mm neoprene is better at keeping warm than any other materials.
This heated dive vest is designed to wear under any wetsuit and it has X2 dual heating zones that positioned on the upper back and the back of your waist, which to raise your core body temperature when you’re under cold water.
AKUANA Opah heated dive suit adopts carbon fiber heating strips inside the silicon tubes. The carbon fiber heating strip is featured for its more flash heat, safety, strength, toughness, corrosion resistance than the heating vest with normal metal fiber heating strip. Start the Opah heated vest wetsuit by placing the touchless non-contact wrist band controller over the receiver for 0.3s and feel no foreign body sensation, warms up 1 minute after it’s powered on.
This scuba diving heated vest has a maximum 30W of heating power and it comes with 3 levels of heating power selection which is low (18W), medium (24W) and high (30W). You can select each heating level according to the surrounding environment. There are two thermal control sensors monitor the systems. The system will be shut down automatically when the temperature reaches 42 degrees.
AKUANA Opah generates the Far Infrared heat which is powered by 12V 2500MAH lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The heated wetsuit vest is fully tested to 300ft/100m (seawater) which can last 2h-3h heating time.
Opah heated dive vest can be used both underwater and on land as well as during surface intervals on boats. Many water-sports enthusiasts are using the heated dive suit when scuba diving, free diving, surfing, SUP, sailboat skiing, kayaking and etc.
- High-quality material: ultra-elastic and super fit 2mm Neoprene
- Carbon fiber heating elements, warm-up super-fast 1 minute after it’s powered on
- Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) heating technology
- Temperature protection: 42 ℃ / 108 ℉ automatic protection
- Battery pack: lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack, 328ft/ 100m waterproof, 12V 2500mah capacity (120-180 mins)
- Receiver: LED Indicator lights in 3 colours & vibration
- Indicator with different patterns
- Charger: 110V/220V charger
- YKK zipper: strong & durable, easy to use
- Certifications: CE, RoHS, UN38.3, MSDS
- Material of the vest: 85% neoprene, 5% nylon, 5% spandex, 5% polyurethane
- Maximum heating power: 30W
What’s in the box
- Heated vest x 1
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery x 2
- Charger x 1
- Wrist band controller x 1
The 11V lithium battery is solid and has no risk of flooding (Safe voltage for the human is 24V). The special waterproof technology plug connects the battery and heated parts. The error-proof design prevents misoperation. The battery and the vest can be placed separately. Allow user to charge the battery while drying the vest. An additional battery can be purchased, allows continuous power supply.
- Even though Opah heated diving suit provides enough extra heat underwater, the user still has to wear the vest inside thermal insulation (at least 3mm neoprene) to minimise heat loss. Use it with proper wetsuit will significantly enhance diver’s experience with cold or longer time of diving.
- Be careful of low-temperature burn. Do not expose to the heated dive vest for more than 1 hour.
- If you are not using the suit with battery operated, please remove the battery to avoid draining the battery.
- Gold-plated PIN must be rinsed by fresh water after each dive; otherwise, it may get rusted and cause poor connection problem.
- Hand wash only and hand dry only
Q: Why do I need AKUANA Opah Heated Vest when I’ve already had a thick neoprene wetsuit that possesses thermal protection?
A: AKUANA Opah Heated Vest helps to insulate your body and warm you up by generating heat constantly. While the thermal protection of normal wetsuit does not have the capacity to gather the heat all the time and the heat will lose away gradually when you spend more time underwater. Opah heated dive vest is a good cold-water diving buddy as you will never suffer heat loss and can get rid of thick wetsuit as it will affect your mobility underwater. With Opah heated dive suit you can swim in cold water with confidence.
Q: Can I wear the AKUANA Opah Heated Vest with a drysuit?
A: No. The problem wearing the heated vest (wetsuit version) inside a drysuit is there is no way to cut off the power in an emergency, as the batteries are inside the heated vest. Wearing it under a drysuit will cause burns if the batteries fail and overheat, and the diver cannot immediately get out of the danger, which poses a great threat to the safety of the diver.
AKUANA Opah Heated Vest (wetsuit version) is designed to work only with wetsuit, as the wetusit version of batteries immerse in the water and oxygen is isolated, it will not cause violent combustion and explosion when things happen. But there is air (mainly oxygen) in the drysuit. If you wear the heated vest (wetsuit version) in a drysuit, there is a risk of burning and may burn your skin.
Therefore we highly recommend that the wetsuit version of the heated vest should only be worn under the wetsuit. If you would like to wear it under a drysuit, you can try our AKUANA Opah Heated Vest (Drysuit Version).
The drysuit version has an external battery canister, and the battery can be cut off from the heated vest if there is a problem. The battery canister is outside the drysuit and is exposed to water, so there is no danger of fire or anything even in an emergency.
Q: How is the AKUANA Opah Heated Vest superior to another similar heated suit?
A: AKUANA Opah Heated Vest is the most cost-effective heated vest in the market, with affordable price but offers competitive features. Opah heated vest has the capacity to heat up within 1 minute after started and can last 2-5 hours depends on the battery and what heat level you on. The heated vest has the maximum heating level of 30W with dual heating zones. Besides, it has the most solid temperature control protection. The system will be shut down automatically when the temperature reaches 42 ℃ / 108 ℉ to avoid electrical short circuit or overheat. Opah heated vest features carbon fiber heating strips inside the silicon tubes and far infrared radiation (FIR) heating source. Unlike other competitors, our carbon fiber heating wire has the food trade silicon coating which has better flexibility and more comfortable to wear. The 2mm super-flex neoprene as main materials and flocking on the dorsal area to keep your comfortable and insulated.
Q: Can your products function well in extremely cold weather?
Our heated vest has gone through 2 years of research on the manufacturing process and was put into the market after rigid testing under different environments, such as Antarctica. It is designed specifically for cold-water diving and you can rest assured that it will keep you warm in extremely cold weather.
Q: Can I wear the heated vest alone without wetsuit?
A: Even though Opah heated diving suit provides enough extra heat underwater, the user still has to wear the vest inside thermal insulation (at least 3mm neoprene) to minimize heat loss. Use it with proper wetsuit will significantly enhance diver’s experience with cold or longer time of diving.
Q: How do I adjust the heating level?
A: To switch between low, medium, and high heat function. Simply place the wrist band controller over the receiver for 0.3s. The vibration and LED indication will response if the switching succeed.
Q: Where do I attach the battery pack?
A: For Opah Heated Wetsuit Vest, there are two pockets positioned in the heated vest for you to attach the battery pack: pocket near lower front and pocket at the side of vest. Find the connector plugs inside the pocket and plug them to the battery pack.
Q: How long does a rechargeable battery pack last?
A: The battery pack of Opah Wetsuit Heated Dive Vest lasts 2-3 hours depends on the heat level you choose.
Q: Where do I get additional rechargeable battery packs?
A: The package includes two 2500mah rechargeable battery. An additional battery can be purchased, allows continuous power supply.
Q: Is the battery safe in deep salt water?
A: Our battery pack is 328ft/ 100m waterproof. The 11V lithium battery is solid and has no risk of flooding (Safe voltage for the human is 24V). The special waterproof technology plug connects the battery and heated parts. The error-proof design prevents misoperation.
Q: What is the special care required for the maintenance that we need to know?
A: This product is hand wash ONLY. Before washing the product, please remove the batteries. Gold-plated PIN must be rinsed by fresh water after each dive; otherwise, it may get rusted and cause poor connection problem.
Q: Are your products agency certified?
A: AKUANA Opah Heated Vest Set is tested and certified to CE.
Q: Does your product come with a warranty?
A: AKUANA Heated vest comes with 1 year warranty and battery pack comes with 6 months warranty.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
The AKUANA heated vest works great, out of my expectation. Tried a few others but are not as good as this one. The batteries can hold the charge for a long time, low heating mode is warm enough for me, one can switch to differnet heating levels depends on their needs. It's a bit expensive but it is worth the money.
It's getting cold here in the States. The vest makes me warm and comfortable. I certainly enjoy diving in winter than before, thanks to the vest.
I just want to thank the guys at Akuana for great service. I had an Akuana vest and had a problem with a battery, no problems, replaced it for me.
I have bought another heated vest for my wife and two spare batteries so I can use it for multiple dives per day.
I now wear my heated vest under my drysuit all year round and just adjust the Undergarments to suit.
I won't dive without it anymore unless I am in the tropics.
Thank you for your help and service.
Before I used to wear hooded vest under my 5mm wetsuit to keep me warm during the cold dive. Now my core is toasty without any hooded while I still wear Opah heated vest beneath my wetsuit, but even if you wear thin suit on top of the heated vest you will not get burned as the vest will automatically shut down if the temps is too high. The battery lasted about 120 minutes to 180 minutes on low to medium heat level.
I purchased AKUANA heated vest for my dive trip in winter. I have been diving in ice cold water for several years and never dive more than 20 minutes until I bought the AKUANA heated vest which has literally extended my dive time for the extremely cold water. The vest is super fit under my wetsuit and could generate enough amount of heat even on the low setting. I don’t see any down side of the vest so far as I’m quite happy with the overall quality and the comfortness.