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Tailor made (Custom made) free diving wetsuits!

Ali Elkady

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May 2, 2018
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Hello fellow free divers,
planning to get a new wetsuit soon and wanted to ask experts here, what are the best brands that sell tailor made/ custom made free diving wetsuits?
 

SimpleJ

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May 24, 2014
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I have custom Elios 5mm full suit. It's a very good suit, warm, simple and almost no water flow. I got 5mm since I already had an Orca wetsuit but in the end found it too warm for my liking, too much boyancy change and textile outside causing too much drag. It allowed me to spend a lot of time on seabed without fear of damaging it though. If I was to buy one again, I would probably go for neoprene with less boyancy change with depth (at the cost of flexiblity) and textile inside & smooth outside. But you have to be careful with these.

For casual freediving to about 15m I prefer Orca swimming wetsuit due to smooth skin which allows to dive with little effort. I like its balancing more (thicker neoprene on thighs, thinner everywhere else), but much less warm so its usage is more temperature limited. It also feels tighter and less flexible than pure freediving suit. Due to much less insulation I couldn't remain in water as long as with Elios but that could be solved by not taking the suit off and letting sun heat me up again as long as it wasn't windy.

So in the end I think you need multiple specialized suits if you want to enjoy it more.