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Question Scuba wetsuit for freediving/spearfishing

prates_bruno

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Oct 26, 2018
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Hey guys.

I know scuba wetsuits are very different from freediving/spearfishing wetsuits. But does it really make a huge difference, even for begginers?

I am planning to buy a wetsuit for spearfishing and freediving. I found one in very good conditions (used twice only) for an awesome price. The problem is that I think it is a scuba diving wetsuit. But as I am in a very tight budget, I am feeling very inclined to buy it...

The wetsuit is this one (7mm model):
http://www.waterproof.eu/products/wetsuits/w1/

Some extra info:

I live in Sydney, and even though most people wouldn't use a 7mm here, I am VERY sensitive to cold water. And this has a great impact in my performance... So I think buying a wetsuit that will keep me warm is way more important than getting a flexible one (of course, having both would be ideal, but I haven't find any with my budget).

What do you guys think? Is it ok to use a scuba diving wetsuit if you are just a begginer? What would the main cons be?

Also, has anyone used the W1 Waterproof Wetsuit and have any thoughts on it?

Thanks a lot!
 
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prates_bruno

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Oct 26, 2018
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So, I did some more research and talked to some people, and apparently I was going to make a big mistaking going for the 7mm scuba suit...

I spent a little more and got a Cressi Apnea freediving/spearfishing suit. It is only 3.5mm, but I've been told open-cell wetsuits are much warmer. I'll try it this week, hope its good!
 

hteas

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It would have been fine to use the scuba suit. The time for a freediving wetsuit is when you need a new one. Hope your 3.5 keeps you warm.
 
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