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Wetsuits - How to Choose a Brand?
cahostetler - 2/03/2017 11:19 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 7

I am a new diver (only 8 dives). Based on where I plan on diving and my experience with wetsuits so far, I know I want a full 5mm wetsuit. However, I am overloaded by the number of brands and models available. How can I choose? Are there any brands I should not consider based on your experience? My wife, who also is a new diver, said I should choose an inexpensive suit because I will probably not keep it long i.e. I will discover what I do and don’t like. I, on the other hand, think if you buy a cheap suit, you will definitely not like it. What do you think? Sorry for the the number of questions. Thanks!!
Cburgert - 2/05/2017 1:47 PM
I bought my wetsuit online, never again. Always buy your wetsuit at a dive shop.
John_giu - 2/19/2017 10:23 AM
Size matters.
They all fit different even in the same brand.
Many of the online sellers offer some sort of sizing guaranty, like
free return shipping, if you’re limited to few local dive shops.
it should fit like a second skin without restricting movement
acantor20 - 2/21/2017 5:40 PM
I purchased my wetsuit from a local dive shop that only sold Aqualung wetsuits. So, my choices were very limited, but I haven’t had any problems/complaints with it.