Waterproof D1 Hybrid Drysuit

Product code: WPRFD1
  • £2,150.00
Item in Stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours
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The “Perfect Drysuit”, does it exist?


Unfortunately the same dive, in the same suit, does not create the same fairy tale from different divers.




It was a perfect dive, BUT...


- I am too cold on my tummy and thighs.

- I feel uncomfortable with all that underwear.

- I hate the chocking feeling of the neck seal.

- I have problems evacuating air in my underwear.

- I overheat before the diving starts.

- I could hardly zip up with all that bulk.

- I get so damp and cold at the end.


The challenge for us at Waterproof was, how do we solve all those problems?


It took Waterproof three years of problem analysis, material sourcing and three years of intense testing to find the answer to the perfect Drysuit, the patented D1Hybrid.


The first existing Insulated Constant Volume Dry Suit, and the features are beyond expectations. D-1 features Silicone Seals and a genius fixed inner 3D-Mesh lining. The two outer layers are kept apart by nylon springs, like in a bed mattress.


A quarter of a century after launching their first wetsuit, Waterproof, the renowned Swedish neoprene protection manufacturer unveiled the new D1 HYBRID drysuit at DEMA 2010.


The D1 is a brand new concept drysuit system that promises to revolutionise this key piece of diver protection. "Here at Waterproof we thought it was time to solve some common drysuit problems, so we went back to basics and designed the D1 HYBRID", says Göran Ehlmé, Founder & Head Designer at Waterproof.



Constant Distance


The 3-D Mesh is constructed like a bed mattress.


The two outer layers are kept apart by nylon springs.


it creates a Constant Insulation Volume C.I.V.





It's all a matter of distance and to keep the insulating air between you and the cold water.


The Patented 3-D Mesh inner lining does the job and works like a thermos.






The Patented 3-D Mesh inner lining provides an unrestricted airflow and no trapped air.


It makes buoyancy control easy to master and controls the inner climate.


After a dive it dries out faster.






The constant distance and unrestricted airflow provided by Waterproofs 3-D Mesh inner lining will keep the condensated moisture away from your body.


As a result you will feel dry and warm. The 3-D Mesh lining does not absorb any liquid and will stay dry.



Pressure Distribution


The 3-D Mesh has exceptional resistance to pressure.


It provides real pressure distribution and keeps the distance constant to the outer shell.


This virtually eliminates squeeze.



3D Mesh Lining


• Warmer, insulation is built in.

• The lining is fixed to the suit.

• It is a part of the suit and fits accordingly.

• Your body moves inside the lining.

• Allows a slimmer fitting suit cut while keeping full insulation.

• No obstacles when donning.

• No overheating on land.

• Very low weight.

• Soft, better Buoyancy Control.

• No damp underwear when finished diving.

• No contact with the condensed moisture on the shell.

• In every aspect, more comfortable than an added bulky traditional underwear.



Integrated Silicone Seals



The first suit ever with Integrated Silicone Seals I.S.S. No more aborted dives due to seal rupture. You change the seals in no time. Features great ozone, chemical and UV resistance paired with a high comfort factor due to the flexibility.


• 100% UV and Ozone resistant.

• Extremely stretchable.

• Enhanced durability.

• No latex allergy.

• Easy donning and doffing.

• Extremely fast mounting.

• Permanent Interior Glide Coating.

• Safety Ridge.

• Bellow design for easy movement. (Neck Seal)

• Fits SI-TECH NECKTITE system. (Neck Seal)

• Fits SI-TECH, Polar Bear and Viking. (Wrist Seals)

• Orange Seals come with the D1 Hybrid.



The D1 Hybrid Suit is ordered direct from the UK Distributor and can be normally delivered within 3 days,Overnight and 2 Day delivery not available on this suit


The D1 Hybrid is a high-end drysuit and should fit you well, and to make that happen Waterproof D1 fittings can take place by appointment only by calling us on 01642 485485


All sizes will be available to try on to get you the perfect fit (subject to availability).


No two bodies are the same shape, despite similarity in measurements or weight, everybody is unique. A size chart gives only a rough estimation of where to start looking. 


We advise specifically against buying from other sources, better safe than sorry, seek the support from your local retailer.



Welcome to Waterproof, producer of award winning high quality diving suits and accessories. Waterproof was established in Göteborg, Sweden 1984.
The secret behind Waterproofs success is very simple. We do our own diving! 
That is the only true way to find out where the need is and adjust according to it. 
Hands on experience, built right into our suits, together with a never ending curiosity of how to extend the limits of diving.

That is what we call Facing Reality


Diving and Windsurfing were the latest trends and the need for quality repair and alteration to neoprene suits opened up an opportunity for a small repair shop to grow its business. Even though the interest in diving was expanding, the neoprene suits that were available in the small number of dive shops in Sweden seemed to cater to the Southern European climate – definitely not suits equipped to outfit the needs of Vikings. Within no time the business for alterations increased as divers constantly asked for additional features modifications, and now unexpectedly colours started to be "an mode". Eventually the alteration shop realized it would be simpler to produce an entire suit with colour options that included everything divers were asking for – thus, as the first vendor to offer colour options, the idea of a designed Waterproof suit collection was born.


The overcrowded WP shop was abandoned for a new larger premise with additional machinery, new staffs were trained and within no time a production line was in place with cutting, gluing and stitching at one end and shipping at the other. Eventually there were 15 people involved in suit production and Waterproof was recognized as a bona fide suit brand.The geographic spread of the Brand started to widen, but still Waterproof thrived mostly on the Scandinavian marketplace. It would take ten more years before this market picture totally was changed. But still, learning by doing and diving, step by step Waterproof struggled to gain the skills and experience needed for the conquering journey into the world wide Abyss.


The change in Global economics and an outgrown production plant in need of investment created some difficult decisions for Waterproof as the local European neoprene vendors faced pressure from new plants in the Far East creating longer transport times on material and less flexibility. The decision to move production to the raw material source and capitalize on the growing amount of OEM manufacturers in Taiwan and Thailand liberated the Swedish team from numerous problems associated with production and allowed concentration on R&D and design. The first expedition to Antarctica commenced and development of Drysuits appropriate for extreme conditions was initiated. Even if the Waterproof Brand name by now was internationally recognized, it was still five years yet to go before the formidable world wide breakthrough happened.


The focus on design and R&D had created a problem as new technical solutions were leaked via the OEM manufacturers to competitors. To eliminate this problem Waterproof decided to exit mainstream production and only focus on high-end quality suits. This forced Waterproof to source a controllable production facility and led to the joint venture between Waterproof and an established factory in mainland China, resulting in the launch of the ZOR collection. During the next 5 years Waterproof became a major player in the European diving market with a new sales office in Germany. During this period Waterproof also gained its first International recognition with the receipt of the 2003 Tauchen award. Since that year Waterproof has topped the list of first place winners as the number one wetsuit brand in Europe.


To celebrate 20-years as a manufacturer Waterproof launched a new collection, named from stars, the Lynx, Aries, Sirius, Draco and Taurus that soon became the best selling premium suits in stores from Russia and Poland to Greece, the UK, Netherlands, France, and Italy. Although there was still a focus on Central Europe and Germany, over the next 5 years Waterproof expanded to a Sales office in the US with a warehouse in Tampa, Florida and distributors around the globe in such places as Australia and the Philippines. Waterproof also began to focus intensely on accessories resulting in the Crux Gloves and the vented Hydra Hoods that once again changed the industry standard. As a result Waterproof was voted European Number One Brand every year at the Tauchen Award gala in Düsseldorf. A 20 year long struggling journey from being the local suit tailor to a well recognized and respected World Wide Brand name had reached the final destination. Now the future began, the route back was sealed.


Looking into the mirror with 25 years experience as a vendor and developer of high-end Diving Suits, Waterproof came to the obvious conclusion – a constructive R & D, a rock solid Business/Marketing Policy in combination with a brutal non compromising Quality set-up is what have made Waterproof a world wide market player. The respect and all the awards comes not from cheap mass production, copy and making me-too's, or following the stream. The history clearly shows that Waterproof have gained the success by thorough and skillful investments in the R & D department. And in the economic devastating times when everybody did nothing, Waterproof did everything. Invested more competence into the area where the best pay-off is, the R & D. The result is evidently. Launching two new wet suit platforms W1 and W2. And a new Drysuit platform, the Hybrid D1 with several patented features. The new silicone seal system and the genially constructed thermo protection will undoubtedly set new standards for the Diving industry. The new era of Waterproof products are built on a stabile, now enhanced, competence background, and will be seen on the podium at future Award Galas, like they been present since 2004. To celebrate this step into a new Waterproof era we launch a new graphic profile and a new logo to really show we mean serious business.


 Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders of £50.00 and above

Take advantage of our free UK Mainland delivery offer when you spend £ 50.00 or more*

1st Class and Parcelforce 48 Services will be free for UK Mainland postcodes ( Parcelforce 48 Excludes Highlands / Islands, Northern Ireland (Parcelforce) and Channel Islands

Parcelforce 24, and Special Delivery services are excluded from this offer

( *Weights & Cylinders excluded from offer)

We reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time


UK Mainland Ist Class Royal Mail

Approx delivery time between 1 - 3 Days

Special Delivery

Next Working Day Before 1pm
Express Delivery Times

Special Delivery & Parcelforce 24 are Next Working Day ( Mon-Friday )
Saturday Guaranteed Delivery is available on request
Call 01642 486666 for a quote

Airmail Europe

Approx 2-10 Days Depending on destination
Parcelforce Euro Priority - Up to 25kg
If in doubt, just contact us and we can let you know a timescale
Depending on country, this service can take anywhere between 3 and 6 days on average

Returns Policy / Faulty Products

Denney Diving is committed to providing the highest quality products and service. However, on rare occasions products may be found to be faulty or defective. If any product is found to be faulty or have defects upon delivery, You will be entitled to a free of charge replacement or full refund (including postage fees incurred) within 30 days of receiving product. If a product is returned to us, and following the testing process, the product is found to be in good working order without defect or fault, we will return the product to you. All returns must first be authorized by either telephone or e-mail, after which you will be given a returns number which must be quoted with all returned goods. Any goods returned for either exchange or refund can only be dealt with after a authorization number has been issued.

Returning unsuitable or incorrectly sized goods

If a product you purchase from us turns out to be unsuitable or the incorrect size for you, we will provide a free of charge replacement or full refund, provided they are returned in a new & unused resalable condition within 7 working days of the date of receiving your order. When returning goods to us, the customer will incur any postage fees. If we arrange to collect the goods for you, the cost of our postage to do so will be deducted from the refund. Please note that we do not refund postage for unsuitable or incorrectly sized goods.

Cancellation Period

You may cancel your order within 7 working days to receive a full refund. To cancel all, or part of your order, You must first contact us by either telephone or e-mail, after which you will be given a returns number which must be quoted with all returned goods. A full refund will be provided within 7 working days of cancellation.

When returning goods to us, the customer will incur any postage fees. If we arrange to collect the goods for you, the cost of our postage to do so will be deducted from the refund.

General returns / faulty product information

We always aim to please, so if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase- just give us a call 01642 486666 (calls charged at local rate), and we will do our utmost to help. Your statutory rights remain unaffected. For all Returns / Customer Support contact us on 01642 486666 (calls charged at local rate)

Order Processing

We try to dispatch most orders the same day if received before 4pm (Monday-Friday)

On the odd occasion we may run out of stock of certain products, but normally have more stock arriving every few days.

If a product ordered is out of stock, we will contact you asap to let you know of any shortage.

On certain occasions we may not be re-stocking / discontinuing an out of stock item ordered, and on this occasion we will contact you to let you know and either offer an alternative or cancel for a full refund.

If we have mistakenly under priced an Item, we will not be liable to supply that item to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we dispatch the item for you. In these circumstances, we will notify you with the correct price so you can decide wether you wish to cancel or continue with the item at the correct price

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