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Best bang for the Buck Drysuit...

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by ScubaJCBS, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    I haven't dived a Santi and the DUI I tried didn't really fit me well, the Rofos I used in training was good but my Seaskin fits me well and I have no problems with mobility at all, for valves or for general cavorting. I have dived with a Whites Fusion undersuit and also just in 4th Element J2 base layers with no real difference in flexibility that I could notice.
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  2. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
    A friend of mine got a Santi E-lite about 18 months ago. The boots have already gotten a hole in them (under the strap? The place that is notorious for failing).

    She was in town recently and had a look at my Seaskin trilam. She ordered one for herself today... :D
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  3. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

  4. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 Public Safety Diver

    Seaskin seems like very attractive suit. Maybe try a Santi after experience try dives....

    I’ve heard that Predator drysuits in the UK are pretty good too, although I haven’t heard of anyone who has used one of their suits,
  5. Jason Bingham

    Jason Bingham Nassau Grouper

    What do the Scubaforce drysuit a run? I can’t find any pricing anywhere.

  6. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
    Jason Black (on facebook) is the US distributor for Scuba Force. Give him a shout. https://www.facebook.com/jason.black.336
  7. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: acworth ga
    Here is one site that sells them Drysuits - Scuba Force
  8. Diver-Drex

    Diver-Drex Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: US east coast
    I am very happy with my Seac Warm Dry. I paid $850 for it. I big advantage to neo suits is not having to spend a lot on under garments. I just use what I already own. For water down to 50 just a very thin set of thermals over moisture wicking compression shorts and a T-shirt works great. 40s and 30s gets heavy weight polypropylene left over from my days in the military.

    The fit is a big deal. Im an athletic 6’1 and 220, the suit pattern fits me well. The boots were way oversized so I had to swap them out. If you’re not typical in proportions an extra $200 for a custom fit suit is well worth it.
  9. KentB

    KentB Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rather be under water
    I went with a ursuit endurance one.

    It was $2000 cad plus tax custom measured including pee valve and neck ring for replaceable seals

    DUI and Santi locally are atleast double the price. Everyone I know with either doesn’t rave about how awesome they are either........ they usually bitch about the cost and service availability.
    But I’ve only had a few months but so far I’m super super impressed.
    More than a few friends have said when they need a new suit this will be a top contender.
  10. Dan_P

    Dan_P DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Scandinavia
    Fun to see how much the locale matters. Don't get me wrong, it's natural given transport costs and taxes, and good considering the environmental impact of transportation. I just find it curious.

    Like, in Europe, the convo would probably be about Santi, Fourth Element, Rofos, ScubaForce and maybe Ursuit and Black Pearl, instead of rubbish :)

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