Immersion suits provide the best protection from cold and exposure in the water. Only Transport Canada approved suits should be used.
If you have a suit, don’t wait for an emergency. Try it out so that you will know how it works.
Take the suit out of its container, and pull it on as you would coveralls.
Pull the hood over your head, close the zipper with a slow, even pull, and then close the face cover.
Inflate the life-ring (if applicable) after you enter the water.
Cross your arms and hold onto your shoulders, and enter the water feet first.
You should take the suit out of storage occasionally to air it and to lubricate the zipper.