Hi there, i just got certified in September and have some questions regarding wetsuits. of course, if possible, for now i would like to get one wetsuit to fill a couple of different needs, so need some help.
i live in Saskatchewan, Canada and plan to dive in the lakes here, but NOT in winter time. probably only June-september kind of thing. we are also taking a tript to Cozumel in March so need to possibly find one wetsuit to fill both needs. i was talked into buying a 2ml shorty, which is pretty much useless and doesn't even keep me warm in the pool.
we went to a scuba store on the weekend and i can get a 5ml full suit (bare-elastik) for $225 but i don't know if that's what i need. the lady there said that i could use that and then buy another 5 or 7 ml overlay type suit with a hood on it for another $200, but...?
Can i please get some guidance here? i'm also a bit worried becuase the size 12 is a TINY bit too big, but i can barely breath in the size 10. the lady at the store thought i needed the size 10, as it will get a bit bigger in the water but it felt pretty tight. like it was making it tough to breath. The only wetsuit that i have ever used in a Saskatchwean lake was a size 12 mens and it was terrible. i constantly had cold water rushing in through my neck so not fun.
thanks so much!