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can u recommend a drysuit
WVUDiver - 3/24/2009 9:43 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 6

I am new to drysuit diving and am looking to buy one. I have used a whites Fusion but was not sold on it as i am a wreck diver and would like to go techreck soon. I was thinking about getting the whites nexus. has anyone used this or have any recommendations


seawolfdiving - 3/24/2009 10:03 AM

I am currently using a neoprene drysuit made by Atlan. However, If I had the money, I’d go for one of DUI’s drysuits. I’ve used them before and found them to be absolutely great.

DUI does several demo-days throughout the year. If you get the chance, attend one of these and they will give you the opportunity to try one out.

To find out more you can visit their website.

Good luck and safe diving.
NitroxNick - 3/24/2009 10:27 AM
I just bought a Diving Concept suit and used it twice, once in Dec. and once in Jan. The water temp. was 37 F. Only my hands got cold. I was in for over a half hour. I bought it because I heard it was a good suit for the money. It’s a front entry but I still need help getting in and out of it. This is my only dry suit experience so I have nothing to compare it to. I sent it out to have two pockets installed and haven’t gotten it back yet. Water temp. is now about 41F. 
DalelynnSims - 3/24/2009 6:54 PM

Dry suites are as unique as the individual using them. While there are many makes there are only a few different types. While I have been down in most all I currently own a shell suite similiar to the DUI TLS 350 or the Dive Rite 905 front zip.

The Dive Rite 905 front zip comes with a warm neck cover, suspenders, bellows pockets, and suspenders that others charge for as extras. I also like their boots vs the rock boots. It is the Dive Rite 905 that I currently have. With these shell suites they tend to dry much faster the the neo suites, with a variety of undergarments they can meet the needs of most any environment. their only drawback is that they are not flexable therefore size, proper fit, is critical.

Like any dive equipment we always suggest that you RENT before you spend your hard earned $. Try different types and if you are not already dry suit qualified find an instructor that has been down in multiple types and can speak to the pros and cons of each. All types are a bit different in and out of the water so dive them a couple times and evaluate the type of diving you intend to do, then the $ then look/rent again before you buy. Some shops will provide a discount of the rental cost if you purchase a new suit from them. Ask your LDS you may be suprised.

As a disclaimer I/we (Brunswick Scuba) are not a retail store we train safe divers, therefore we are not tied to any brand so please ask if you have other questions.

Hope this helps you discover more of the Creators awesome aquatic world.

Best Fishes!!! [
Capt - 3/27/2009 2:42 PM

Yes- I can without reservation.

Pinnacle Evolution.

Solid solid solid. Worth every penny.

Flexible sturdy material, easy to don and doff, well placed exhaust valve, many options (like a pee valve), built in suspenders, and great customer service.

You will not go wrong working with the folks at Pinnacle.

Good luck in staying dry and warm.

Capt Chris
pinkladydi - 3/29/2009 9:32 AM
I have had 5 dry suits & sold them all and now I only dive wet & warm but the best choice in all of them was the front zipper shell suit, second thing to consider was the location of the valve and how easy it is to reach when all geared up
scubalarry54 - 3/31/2009 8:51 PM
What is your height? I have a almost new (20 or less dives on it) Bare Tri Lam HD suit with dry gloves, dry hood, woolies, built in rock boots, gators, bag and the who schabang for sale.