Optional Micro-organism approval

All dry diving suits need to be tested and certified to
EN14225-2:2005. Suits that are claimed to offer some degree of protection from micro-organisms need to be tested against the additional requirements of this standard. The symbol BIO is used
to designate micro-organism protection.

For testing of the BIO option, the standard EN 14126 Performance requirements and test methods for protective clothing against infective agents, is applied. From this standard the following tests are called up.

ISO 16603 - Penetration resistance test under pressure using synthetic blood.

ISO 16604 - Penetration resistance test for blood-borne pathogens using a bacteriophage.

ISO 22610 - Wet bacterial penetration resistance test.


All dry diving suits listed below are approved to the protection from micro-organisms (BIO) option of EN 14225-2

  • VIKING PRO
  • VIKING HD
  • VIKING PROTECH, BE Navy version only
  • VIKING HDS
  • VIKING HAZTECH
  • Last updated 7/20/2018
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