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Recommend a warm semi-drysuit for snorkeling?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by stilldivin, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    I dive with a dry suit but sometimes I would just like to snorkel. A NeoSport 7.5mm wet suit with a Lyrica suit and 3mm tropical suit under it is not enough. I'd like to keep the cost to about $300 to $400. Any ideas? I'm 70 so I do get cold easily in 52 degree water. Is this a good choice? I especially like the dry suit zipper.
    Bare 8/7mm Velocity Semi-Dry Hooded Full Suit
     
  2. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Can you snorkel in a drysuit?
     
  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    "Semi-dry" = wetsuit with good seals.

    Alternately, I have several "semi-dry" drysuits in my basement he can have cheap. :)
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    AquaLung Sol Afx is used by a number of people I know.

    Hollis makes one, and I believe Bare does, as well.

    $300-400? Not new. Your price range is skewed. Good wetsuits are not cheap.

    You might pay that for a used one.
     
  5. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Please take a look at our 7 mm freedive suits. They are extremely warm and are stretchy and comfortable.

    Free shipping and it comes a little BELOW the bottom of your budget. Selling direct reduces cost significantly

    https://www.makospearguns.com/Yamamoto-3D-Reef-Camo-2-Piece-Open-Cell-Wetsuit-p/m2y3drc.htm


    M2Y3DRC-2T.jpg
     
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  6. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, Ca.
    271
    80
    I dive dry. The wet suit I'm looking for would be for snorkeling.
     
  7. AustinV

    AustinV Contributor

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    How big are you? I have an Aqualung SolAFX 8/7 semi dry I am about to throw on the classifieds for cheap. I have no use for it as anything past my 5 mm I now use my drysuit.
     
  8. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, Ca.
    271
    80
    No. A dry suit requires an air supply from your tank to control buoyancy.
     
  9. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, Ca.
    271
    80
    I'm 5' 10.5 ", 197lbs. 41 inch waist and 48 inch stomach.
     
  10. stilldivin

    stilldivin Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, Ca.
    271
    80

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