Tall and Skinny Scuba Wetsuit Ideas #askmark #scuba


Tall and Skinny Scuba Wetsuit Ideas #askmark #scuba

Amadeuss
@amadeuss3341
#askmark
Hi Mark, can you recommend a company that makes custom wetsuits? I'm 6.3 and skinny – if I choose a of the shelf suit that fits my body – it's usually 5 inches too short, and if i choose a suit lengthwise – It looks like deflated zeppelin on me.
So far I have a suit that too short and using tall boots with it, but still have about 2 inches of nakedness down there

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Jozef Sreiner
Jozef Sreiner
7 months ago

#askmark Hi Mark another question from me 😅. This time it is about orientation of first stage. Is there a difference in which way is the first stage attached to the cylinder ? I am using scubapro mk25 evo with s620ti second stage and I believe I am fitting it up side down as 5th port pointing down. The reason why I use it this way is to reduce projection of the first stage to my head.

Scuba Diver Magazine
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Reply to  Jozef Sreiner
7 months ago

The 1st stage will perform the same no matter the angle. A lot of divers set up their 1st stage like that to make it more low profile and less likely to bump into overhead obstacles. You’ll be fine running it that way.

EnergiZe
EnergiZe
6 months ago

There are no links in the desc. 😀

EnergiZe
EnergiZe
6 months ago

and now for tall, big, fatty dudes please^^

Leonie
Leonie
6 months ago

Had a similar situation while diving abroad and renting a suit.
A XS Scubapro shorty did the job perfectly, water temp. was def. good enough. However, I did try on a full suit for a deep dive, just in case. Lenght of the suit was to short, otherwise way to big. So again I choose the shorty. And glad I did. For upcoming trips I’ll bring at least one of my own, since I discovered that generally it’s not that easy to find a well fitted suit in my size.

HashTagRealName
HashTagRealName
6 months ago

Polosub suits are all made to order. They’re not too expensive for awesome wetsuits. They’re targeted at spearfishing and freediving with smoothskin outer for most of their lines but they have lines with lined outer (and inner, but open cell inner is my preference – lubing up before you get in is well worth it IMO).

The reason you want a lined outer is because the heavy scuba gear will probably tear smoothskin suits.

Daniel Mann on YouTube has a video about them.

HashTagRealName
HashTagRealName
Reply to  HashTagRealName
6 months ago

Mark, you gotta lube up to get into open cell. There’s no two ways about it. But a little water and hair conditioner makes it trivial. The comfort and performance of open cell is worth it…
But I guess if someone had a super impatient personality they should probably avoid open cell since it does take *some* care when putting on.

bowcaps
bowcaps
6 months ago

I’ve been a large or bordering 2xl for a while, earlier this year I bought a Scubapro Yulex 2/3mm – 2xl and find it’s a good fit, but arms and legs I have to role the legs and sleeves up 2”, so Amadeus try an xl or large (I’m 6’4”) they are longer 🤞

DirtyF Butler
DirtyF Butler
6 months ago

#askmark I am still new at diving and I find my ears are very sensitive to pressure. Infact I ruptured my ear drums 4 times while getting my open water certification. The only way to enter the water from a boat where I live is the big stride method. The problem is when I fall in the percussion on my ears really hurt and sometimes will keep me from equalizing my ears because they feel swollen. Is there another way to enter the water or maybe ear protection just for the water entry?

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  DirtyF Butler
6 months ago

The most gentle entry from a boat is a Controlled Seated Entry or climbing down the ladder. You can be limited sometimes based on water conditions. But if there’s plenty of time and enough space you can sit on the edge of the boat with your feet in the water, put both hands on the edge to one side of you, twist your body and lower yourself into the water.
There are ear protection choices out there. Something like the ProEar mask has ear cups that cover your ears that may help. There are ear plugs out there for scuba divers but, I’m never a fan of putting anything in your ears.
I’d try a CSE or even kitting up in the water so you don’t need to jump into the water to give your ears a break.

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
6 months ago

Henderson for the win!

White Fury
White Fury
6 months ago

Also commenting for the algo! Love your videos and the depth to which you answer seemingly “simple” questions. Hope you feel better!

TheEveryDayRandomizer
TheEveryDayRandomizer
6 months ago

Commenting for the YouTube gods. Thank you for all of the videos. It’s helps me feel better during extended surface intervals.

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  TheEveryDayRandomizer
6 months ago

Need to top up your vitamin sea?

SubjektObjektPrädikat
SubjektObjektPrädikat
6 months ago

Maybe a model in size xlt from xcel might fit or a wetsuit from surf shop?

Randy Finke
Randy Finke
6 months ago

European based brands do better for tall and thin than American ones. ScubaPro and Fourth Element are good. Beuchat also nailed the tall aspect with the focea line. Bare is more geared towards corpulent Americans, even the tall ones are tailored for wider loads.

Mr. Beacher
Mr. Beacher
Reply to  Randy Finke
6 months ago

Disrespect 🫣

Randy Finke
Randy Finke
Reply to  Randy Finke
6 months ago

@Mr. Beacher aww come on. I tried really hard to be inoffensive with my wording.

Ben Heckendorn
Ben Heckendorn
6 months ago

@amadeuss3341
I would recommend fourthelement, because they build the drysuit exactly with your sizes, without any extra corsts, so I’m very sure they would help you to find the right neoprene for you, they got a camera to taking measurements for their drysuit, I’m sure they could the system to check the perfect size for you.

Ahoy F⚓️ckers
Ahoy F⚓️ckers
6 months ago

Just an observation… every time you say you’ll put some links below, you never do. Good video though.

Mr. Beacher
Mr. Beacher
Reply to  Ahoy F⚓️ckers
6 months ago

He said he’ll “try”. Perhaps that take a while after posting and/or is a request to the editor that’s not always honored

Ahoy F⚓️ckers
Ahoy F⚓️ckers
Reply to  Ahoy F⚓️ckers
6 months ago

@mr.beacher159  I know he said he’d “try,” but I’ve been watching his videos for at least the past 5 years and it’s pretty consistent that when he says he’ll “try” really means go look it up yourself.

rob d
rob d
6 months ago

#askmark hi Mark love the show after your advise have halo 3d undersuit lovely and warm but bit too warm in sea at 17 degrees what’s your advise many thanks robb

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  rob d
6 months ago

You won’t need a lot of insulation in 17°C. Depending on your drysuit, activity levels and how much you feel the cold, you could probably dive with a thermal baselayer like Xerotherm in warmer waters

Doug Whitehead
Doug Whitehead
6 months ago

Being 6’8″ 203cm it’s very hard to find anything that fits me

Paola frege
Paola frege
6 months ago

#askmark what about a video for short and “a little overweight” divers ? Expecially women who find it difficult to pass the critical point legs-hips……

leborde
leborde
5 months ago

Kalypse made custom-fit, and offers a lot of color choices.

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