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Which Drysuit is Best for me? Top10 Drysuit Features
What to look for when you're buying a new drysuit and some of the differences to find out which is best for you.
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Eamonn John O Toole
Eamonn John O Toole
6 months ago

A very helpful video- many thanks.

Rocky Hernandez
Rocky Hernandez
7 months ago

I purchased a waterproof D7X Drysuit. I’m taking the course soon after diving since 1989 it was time to try something new and even started using a backplate. Thanks for all of your reviews buddy. 🇺🇲👌🏼

charlie zha
charlie zha
8 months ago

The good-ol rubber drysuit (eg Viking) didn’t get a mention

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  charlie zha
8 months ago

Tough suits, good for diving in nasty waters. Not too popular in the recreational market though

Jokke
Jokke
Reply to  charlie zha
7 months ago

Some recreational markets are in what most apparently would call nasty conditions though 😅

Ken Bradley
Ken Bradley
9 months ago

#askmark back with simplyscuba you reviewed the Avatar drysuit do you have any updates for membrane budget friendly dry suits or the Avatar specifically?

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  Ken Bradley
8 months ago

I still stand by the Avatar suits. They’re well constructed, use nice materials and it’s hard to compete with their price point for a brand new drysuit.

It’s also worth looking at some of the ndiver drysuits. They’re also strong drysuits at a sensible price

Sam Moyers
Sam Moyers
9 months ago

Drysuits have really come a long way since my Poseidon UNISUIT days in the late 70’s and 80’s. Looking forward to diving one of these new drysuits soon. Still not sure why one would wear a BCD with a drysuit, it is not the way we did it back in the stone age. 😉 But I guess those questions will be answered when I take my second drysuit course when I get a new one. 😊

francis bevacqua
francis bevacqua
9 months ago

Hello my friend! Any chance of doing a top 10 for 2023?

Dive_With_Matt
Dive_With_Matt
9 months ago

Great video Mark.

Having dived in DrySuits for 8 years and having used 3 suits in that time I echo everything you’ve said.

I went from a ‘cheaper’ otter off the peg suit, to a Robin Hood suit ( again off the peg with 1 single pocket! )

To a Custom Made 2 Measure TriLaminate suit, as a present to myself for passing my DM course ( 3 years due to COVID )

Having a m2m suit, something that fits me exactly. Moves with me and doesn’t have any baggy spots or cold spots with the use of a undersuit is a fantastic feeling, I went with a front entry brass zip & plastic covered zip, with Rock boots. With an orange accent colour along with the standard black.

Neoprene Neck Seal, ( Diving UK water with a trip once a year to Silfra or something slightly colder ) and silicone wrist seals with the KUBI System fitted for gloves.

2 pockets with d rings, bungee lashing and quick access zippers means I have enough room for everything I need. ( usually take a spare mark, wet notes, and have a backup reel / DSMB clipped off inside )

The only thing I wish I would of asked at the initial fitting was a P valve, as a just incase. Rather have it and not need it, Than need it and not have it. ( something which I may look into getting retrofitted )

DrySuits are a fantastic bit of kit. Potentially expensive yes, but as with anything, if looked after will last years.

They’re also in my eyes a ‘Must Have’ for any UK Dive Pro. The amount we’re in the water ( sometimes 3/4 dives per day ) plus the surface intervals. They pay for themselves comfort wise.

Looking forward to the next video

Dreoni
Dreoni
9 months ago

What are those snazzy blue and gray fins on the back right?

Dive_With_Matt
Dive_With_Matt
Reply to  Dreoni
9 months ago

They’re the Fourth Element Rec / Tec fin I believe

Nicholas Michaud
Nicholas Michaud
9 months ago

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the videos! I have a question regarding neck seals. I have a silicone neck seal, and I can’t seem to keep the top of it rolling down on itself which causes leaks from time to time. Any suggestions? Thanks.

#askmark

Scuba Diver Magazine
Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  Nicholas Michaud
8 months ago

I have the same problem with mine. I find that if I pull it down so that it seals lower on my neck then it stays in place.

Something like Bioseal might also help. It’s an extra investment but, it does widen the sealing surface to help lessen the chances of leaks.

Vishnu mr
Vishnu mr
9 months ago

Hi

Sean Mac Gabhann
Sean Mac Gabhann
6 months ago

What ever you do don’t buy no gravity hate to be negative but my god… bad

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