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Topic: spearfishing/ scuba diving wetsuit  (Read 338 times)

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prokhk

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I am just getting into scuba diving and I really want to try my hand at some freediving spearfishing. I am looking to get a wetsuit, and I was hoping to be able to get one that would serve double duty and that I could use for both freediving and scuba diving. I've seen some videos on youtube that said that freediving wetsuits tend to be thinner but fit tighter than standard scuba wetsuits and that scuba wetsuits tend to be thicker and easier to put on. I plan on diving mostly from Monterey to Mendocino.

Are there any brands/ what style of wetsuit should I look for? Is it possible to get a wetsuit that could work for both freediving and scuba?

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I wouldn't. If you get a scuba suit it will suck for free diving. If you get a free diving suit you will ruin it much quicker using it for scuba.

Maybe just buy cheap ones of both.



Or stick to free diving  :smt002


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  I used my Freedive suit to scuba a couple times since I didnít have scuba suit.  It got pretty cold the deeper you went and I agree that it will eventually thrash it if used often scuba diving. Iím saving for scuba suit now.


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Whatís ur size?
I have a few 7mm scuba suit Iíll let go for cheap.
Very good condition


prokhk

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Whatís ur size?
I have a few 7mm scuba suit Iíll let go for cheap.
Very good condition

I'm 5'10" and 165lbs, so I think I'm a medium. What do you have? I would love to check them out if they would fit?


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I have a Picasso 2 piece for sale MO
2 piece , farmer john and top size 58
I am 5 11 and 230
Brand new never dove due to surgery
San Ramon CA  poulton@aol.com


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If you have never been to Free Dive shop in Sacramento you need to go
Best shop in CA for free dive equipmet IMO
Well worth the trip


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Open cell free diving suits are delicate and could be torn/ruin real easy. I would not recommend for SCUBA.

Buy a open cell for freediving and for SCUBA buy an used suit.

where do you live? I have a couple of older but good quality suits that do not fit me that i could let go for a good price., I am in Vallejo

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Whatís ur size?
I have a few 7mm scuba suit Iíll let go for cheap.
Very good condition

I'm 6'3" 200lbs. My 7mm FJ scuba suit is too small. Got anything that would fit me?
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

There's definitely a fish under THIS rock....


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I have a couple of older but good quality suits that do not fit me that i could let go for a good price., I am in Vallejo

Scubaluis

This is all great advice. I freedive and scuba... Don't use the same suit. Pay more for the open cell free dive (mine is 5mm and its great). Used 7mm closed cell 2 piece will be prime for Scuba.

Scubaluis - I'm 6'3" 200lbs. My 7mm FJ scuba suit is too small. Got anything that would fit me?
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

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I will take some pics later and post them
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