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444kyle
02-10-2011, 08:20 AM
I'M looking for a cold weather suit for off ponce. i have heard the bottum temp gets in the 55 range. im going to be looking at somthing to work well in the 110ft depth range. i just didn't know if i should look at a 5mm or 8mm. i have a hook up on xcel wet suits so let me know what you think of them.

and if anyone saw my cross your fingers post for me to go out last weekend. yeh i still did not get wet!

seadogger
02-10-2011, 10:39 AM
I'M looking for a cold weather suit for off ponce. i have heard the bottum temp gets in the 55 range. im going to be looking at somthing to work well in the 110ft depth range. i just didn't know if i should look at a 5mm or 8mm. i have a hook up on xcel wet suits so let me know what you think of them.

and if anyone saw my cross your fingers post for me to go out last weekend. yeh i still did not get wet!

BARE 7 mil....you'll love it. Call Keith at Seadogs. Great deals.
www.Seadogdiver.com
Tell him I sent you. :toast:

motocrunch
02-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Pinnical elastroprene with merino wool .....keep you warm and has kevlar pads with shoulder reinforcment

JSEYMFISH
02-10-2011, 04:55 PM
another vote for the pinnacle.

deich
02-10-2011, 09:04 PM
Just an FYI all pinnacle is on sale at divegearexpress.com a lot of the sizes are gone, but you may get lucky. 3-7mm all merino lined are around 200 bux.

motocrunch
02-11-2011, 01:49 AM
I paid almost full retail and as much as I hate spending money I would buy another to bad it looks like their going out of buisness

rtdean
02-11-2011, 05:37 AM
Just an FYI all pinnacle is on sale at divegearexpress.com a lot of the sizes are gone, but you may get lucky. 3-7mm all merino lined are around 200 bux.

Stopped by there a couple weeks ago and the 5 mil in XL was gone (crud!) but they had 2XL and up and prolly some smaller sizes left. . . nice suit. . .I have a 3 mil I paid over $400 for years ago.

Rick

Moondogie
02-11-2011, 07:07 AM
BARE 7 mil....you'll love it. Call Keith at Seadogs. Great deals.
www.Seadogdiver.com
Tell him I sent you. :toast:

Bare all the way :thumps:

Lurker Mike
02-11-2011, 07:56 AM
I've got a xcel 5-4-3, great wetsuit but not good enough for 55*. Go with a warmer one for winter.

444kyle
02-11-2011, 08:01 AM
thanks lurker mike. that answerd my question on the xcel. i was looking at the 5-4-3 also but i guesse i will look at the thicker 7 mil version.

444kyle
02-11-2011, 08:18 AM
so do you guys think i can make a dive in the next couple of weeks in a 3mil. looking to hit turtle or east 11.

Lurker Mike
02-11-2011, 08:39 AM
If you have alot of bodyfat and the sun is out, otherwise I think you will be cold.

KillNTime
02-11-2011, 01:06 PM
I dive year round in a 3ml outta sebastian...think you'll be fine for now, just shoot a lot of fish and keep active, summertime is usually the coldest temps on bottom, but 90 degrees on topside.

underpressure
02-11-2011, 02:01 PM
I dive year round in a 3ml outta sebastian...think you'll be fine for now, just shoot a lot of fish and keep active, summertime is usually the coldest temps on bottom, but 90 degrees on topside.

that is due to your beastly hair that helps keep you warm.....

hammerhead786
02-11-2011, 02:04 PM
I heard Pinnacle is out of business. Rumor has it Zeagle purchased them and then when it came time to close they screwed Pinnacle and didn't pay. Keep in mind this is what I heard and I have not been able to confirm it's validity. I know Zeagles are spearoes so maybe they will chime in and explain the deal on here for you all?

I mention this because although the Pinnacle wetsuits with merino wool are the warmest wetsuits I have ever worn, Including Henderson, etc... They have had problems with their zippers breaking. Their customer service was as good as it gets and they always fixed them very quickly. Now with what's potentially happened this may be a serious issue when purchasing a Pinnacle wetsuit.

444kyle
02-11-2011, 02:06 PM
No problem on the body fat. But i should be able to handle it. I dove forty fatham grotto here in ocala in a 3 mil and it was in the mid 60's

motocrunch
02-11-2011, 04:06 PM
To the best of my knowledge Pinnical had a problem with their dry suit not the others,...there is a diveshop in zephyerhills called adventure scuba I think and he has alot of suits left. I dive commercialy and mine is outlasting all the others I have tried 3mm and I dive out of PC and it keeps me warm ,...best of luck