How to Clean Neoprene Wetsuits and Booties?
(Grinnell, IA, USA)
We are wondering how to properly clean neoprene wetsuits and booties at the end of every day. We have just purchased sturdy dive boots to use on our January snorkeling trip to Bonaire. We are also considering getting thin wetsuit tops. We have Mirazyme for odor elimination. But we're thinking that the neoprene will also hold all kinds of invisible little creatures. We've read various suggestions: wetsuit wash, baby shampoo, Betadine. What works best? What is the most efficient way to use whatever product you recommend (e.g., wash by hand, soak, etc.)? Finally, is it necessary to use Mirazyme if also using a soap?
By the way, your Bonaire Snorkeling Guide eBook is fantastic and we've successfully adopted many of the recommendations on this site, but we're klutzy enough that we decided to go with the dive boots and not the flip flop recommendation!