The Elite is ideal for cold and tempered water spearfishing and offers a high thermal protection. Combines the qualities of an open cell interior (5, 7 et 8mm) with a smooth outer skin. Seals with high quality finishes for better water tightness, improved appearance and more resilience.
Neoprene made mainly from a natural element, limestone.
Smooth outer coating improves movement through the water for slicker, more efficient diving.
Reinforced stress pad on the top specifically designed not to cause turbulence.
Beuchat, inventor of the isothermal wetsuit
Georges Beuchat creator of the company was an emblematic pioneer of underwater activities. He naturally tried to protect himself from the cold during diving. This is the way that after several experimentations, led in the creeks of Marseille, he invents in 1953 the isothermal wetsuit.
This fundamental invention has played a key role in the development of underwater activities. And more than sixty years later, its bases remain valid although materials and methods evolved.
Two-piece suit for intensive free diving and spearfishing Top with hood Waist-cut pants Super-supple Elaskin X10 neoprene for improved comfort and greater freedom of movement Open cell neoprene interior for outstanding thermal protection
Cut High quality pre-formed anatomical cut for maximum comfort Special anatomical cut at the back to prevent the formation of water pockets on the back or between the shoulders Seamless stretch panels at articulations to reduce friction (shoulders, knees and elbows). Pre-formed to follow the curvature of the lower back and crotch for a snugger fitting suit Pre-formed, crotch-piece ergonomically designed to avoid discomfort between the legs, with double clip closure
Resistance Jersey crotch-panel on the top and between the legs of the pants designed to prevent wear resulting from friction between the thighs while swimming
Hood with Anti-Squeeze System, The Anti-Squeeze System mitigates the suction effect in the ears and simplifies pressure equalisation during dives.
Optimum smoothness Smooth outer coating improves movement through the water for slicker, more efficient diving Reinforced stress pad on the top specifically designed not to cause turbulence
Thermal protection The Elite offers a high degree of thermal protection Combines the qualities of an open cell interior with a smooth outer skin Open cell interior procures maximum warmth Smooth outer skin offers excellent protection from the wind and dries fast, especially useful on boats and at the end of the dive session
X-Ray Camo camouflage Beuchat’s exclusive X-Ray Camo camouflage is based on the Beuchat Trigocamo photographic camouflage, specially redesigned for an ultra-smooth suit Natural colours melt into the underwater background X-Ray Camo camouflage is used on different parts of the Elite in order to break up the silhouette of the suit and make the diver even harder to detect. Camouflage is positioned primarily on forward-facing surfaces.
Reinforcements: Protective Supratex 2 kneepads combining flexibility and resistance to abrasion Top incorporates a reinforced stress pad on the bust specially designed to prevent turbulence and provide improved comfort and grip when loading long, powerful spearguns (to prevent the butt slipping).
Seals: Thinner face seals (-1 mm) 4 mm on the 5 mm version and 6 mm on the 7 mm version. 360° single-piece face seal for improved comfort, seal and sustainability, with no seam at mouth level
Edging & finishes: Neoprene panels bonded edge-to-edge with external overlock. Seals with high quality finishes, edged with smooth neoprene for better water tightness, improved appearance and more resilience during dressing and undressing Lower edge of the top reinforced for better resilience during dressing and undressing