Questions and Answers for Deep See 3mm Front-Zip Shorty Wetsuit:
We have a trip planned to Hawaii in the month of April. I remember being cold the last time we snorkeled and swam there in March years ago.I have read that the average water temp is 75 degrees when we will be there. Would you think a shorty wetsuit would be ok? Or should I be looking for more? Temperate or warm water suit?Hopefully I could use it to extend the "season" in our salt water pool as well.
I would appreciate your input. Thank you!
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
A shorty suit should be fine. If you tend to get cold you might want to think about going to a full suit for added warmth.
I weigh 237 lbs.. Will the deep see 3mm front zipper shorty keep me afloat in the water like a life jacket?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Frank, since the material this suit is made out of neoprene it will help keep you floating but will NOT FLOAT you like a life jacket.
I am trying to figure out what size shorty I should use.
I am 511 and about 200-203 pounds.
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The most important measurements any time you purchase a wetsuit using the manufacturer's sizing charts will always be your waist and chest/bust measurements. The suit needs to fit your torso correctly in order to do its job properly. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a comfortable wetsuit on the surface. You want it to be snug, but not cut off circulation to your extremities. The more snug it is, the thinner the layer of water your body is heating. If its too loose you will remain warm for awhile, but eventually your body won't be able to keep up with the greater amount of water flowing through the suit and you'll wind up getting cold faster. After that your height is a secondary measurement. The manufacturers realize that generally speaking your boots and gloves can overlap slightly short arms and legs, or the diver can push or roll up longer sleeves and/or arms if need be. Weight is a measurement the diver can usually ignore. It really has little to no bearing what so ever on the sizing and fit of your suit. The manufacturers do not take into account muscle being more dense than fat, so based simply on fitness levels 2 people can be the exact same size but quite different in weight. This measurement should only be used if the person is literally on the fence between 2 sizes in all categories.