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Old 07-27-2015, 06:44 AM   #1
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wetsuit

Hey guys. Im looking to buy a new wetsuit. Im located in eastern long island and most of my dives are in the inlets. Just wondering what everyone is using. Thanks for the help guys. Stay safe.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:48 AM   #2
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I have used both open and close celled suits man. I reccomend that you order a suit online many places have free return policies. Don't be afraid of open cell suits because of lubrication/care. I have had my suit from mako for 3 years now and dive the inlets and rest on rocks. Just ball your hands and toes to prevent interior rips. I use a 5mm year round but my friend uses a 3mm year round it is personal preference. I hope you find what you are looking for!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:09 AM   #3
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Thank you. I will check them out. What about camo preference? Or just black?
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:45 AM   #4
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Hahaha I go for what ever is cheapest man! The only thing I would reccomend is a pair of those elastic underwear from under armor or a knock off. If you lube your suit real good it will feel like you are swimming wearing nothing at all. Check for overstock sales etc. most people who dive the inlets know if you wear full foot fins your wetsuit socks will get destroyed. I would reccomend walking barefoot or buying a pair of dollar store flip flops to leave on the jetty that you won't be mad if someone steals. The gloves from Home Depot are also a great choice to save money
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:42 AM   #5
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Anything open cell. Cammo doesnt matter. Mako suits are great and cheaper. They hold up just as good. Those closed cell surfer type dont cut it unless its summer. I use a 5mil exept for summer i use 3 mil.

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Old 07-27-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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Re: wetsuit

I have a 5 mil open cell and it is very warm, but in the summer, I use a 1.5mm closed cell from mako that is a tad looser and I'm usually a bit more comfortable in that and I can do longer dives. I can also take it on and off very quickly and easily. I wouldn't use a wetsuit at all in the warm months, but it's nice to be able to rub against or cling to rocks and not worry about getting scratched up. I don't really think camp matters, but if you see one you like then go for it.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:24 PM   #7
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I picked up an open cell Mako suit 5 mil. Its pretty nice.
Go see Sammy at Long Island Spearfishing in Sayville. they have some nice suits and gear you can check out.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:44 PM   #8
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I have both a 3 and 5mm open cell. I've been using the Speard!ver (240$) 3mm in the summer so far. I used the 5mm SEAC(250$ overstock sale) and overheated pretty quick in mid 70's water. That's just me though. I used my 3mm closed cell a few times in the BI, and still like the open cell more. Hope this helps man!

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:50 PM   #9
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3mil Cressi Apnea during summer when water temp gets 65 and above, 5 mil cressi apnea when temp is bellow 65. With a good 5 mil I was OK for 2+ hours in 46 degree water. With a 3 mil I was OK as low as 58, but only for a couple of hours.
With the 3 mil suit I use HarborFreight gloves - wither the one covered with the yellow rubber (excellent grip), or more recently the black mechanic gloves "hardy" - these ones might be the best-ever summer glove, at less than $5 on sale.
With the 5 mil suit I use 3mm diving gloves.
For socks I use all the time 3mm diving socks.
If you walk a lot try to grab the socks with a hard (but thin) sole - leisurepro sells them. They will last much longer...
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:59 PM   #10
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Another mako user here. I had my 3mm in 50 degree water this year. Not enough, but I survived for 2 hours before I had to get out. I use it all summer long.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:02 AM   #11
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Thanks guys.
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