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Question How thick should my wetsuit be?

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snask

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How long is a rope?

I dont have much experience but I think you would have to go for a freediving suit, as thin as you can stand thermalwise. Depending on depth you might need medium or high density suit that withstand the compression. So the 2 biggest factors is water temp and depth. Then personal factor like how sensitive to cold you are/ able to keep warm. So water temp and depth?
 

Johny Depth

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locate on internet a weather coastal sea forcast this should include water temp if you locate a good resourse for this information what temp are you going to dive in the next part is to locate a mark make of suit that shall fit you well not tight for example salvimar to cressi are made for different builds of people look what make of suit shall benifit you they have a the mesure table in cm normaly the chest size is important ,. If you purchase a economic suit youll struggle omer i find good looking suit although the neropren is not elastic its rigid, Cressi good salvimar good for less muscular persons mares ok muscular to rebust alike cressi ,Seac new production good older model of suit fair,. The thickness of the suit depends on time of year and clear water or murky water .Winter 5c to 17 c perhaps use a 7mm suit, 18c temp to 23 c 5mm ,. 23 to27 c temp 3 mm then take into account heat temp external of water if in doubt include a under vest neropren top in cause the temp prove to be lower than anticipated
 
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DiveConcepts

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Wetsuits that let surfers, swimmers, and water lovers alike stay in the water. Picking the correct thickness of wetsuit for the field and action that you will be preparing is the first step to staying warm and happy, ready to focus on fun.
A great 4/3 wetsuit works better in any weather. Somewhere in the middle of this range booties become necessary, at least if you like to feel your feet. A 4/3 wetsuit will work.
 
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