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<font color='#3BB9FF'>I'm starting to look at getting a dry suit and have come across an abstical....the price!!!

I've gone on a few web sites and these have caught my eye...

What do you think?

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Otter - mine was £465, and that was with the extra cargo pockets..
Or Robin Hood do some very cheap ones
 

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<font color='#000080'>Kate

Have you had a look at Otter, quite a few of us on here use them, and their customer service is excellent.
Personally i have the brittanic which if i remember rightly (which is not guaranteed(SP?)) cost £560 MTM plus withundersuit but they do do cheaper models


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I am from bl**dy essex  
 
 

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i have heard from various people that the scubapro suits (wet and dry) aren't that good - the workmanship can be a bit poor. all i can say from my own experience that my scubapro reg bag came apart pretty quickly!
 

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<font color='#000080'>Curse you Dom and your superior typing speed
 

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Kate,
I went for the O'Three MSF 500, unfortunately it's just out of your price range at £560. But IMHO they are very nice suits.

O'Three

Is it a bit cold in your 5mm wetsuit at the moment?

Simon A
 

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Hi Essex girl  


Hows it goin? As you know I'm in the same situation. I narrowed it down to two suits an Otter membrane and a Northen Diver Compressed Neoprene. Was all set to buy the Otter and then someone brought up the whole neoprene v membrane debate again. So my conclusion ?

I'm going to do the course with a centre who will let me try a membrane and a neo, then decide between the two suit mentioned above. The reason I got down to those two was that they are both UK small companies specialising in Drysuits with good reputations for quality and customer service. This I reckon is very important cos a drysuit ain't cheap and seals do wear out and you may want alterations so these kind of companies can accomodate such things.

See ya lata (ITS FRIDAY....me lost the plot)

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<font color='#000080'>I had an Oceanic a couple of years ago, can't remember the exact model but it was replaced by the Flex. Very good suit, sold it on and as far as I know still going strong.
Have used Otter and they are OK they normally get a good write up and customer care is very good.
The main problem with any of them is fit, definitely worth the extra for mtm for those of us less fortunate, who unlike like your good self don't have classic model proportions.

There are a few of us that swear by Aquatek suits from Aqualeisure Watersports - not to be confused with AquaTech - unfortunately don't have a web address for them but phone 01745 815476 if you're interested and need info. Good quality suits, excellent after sales and good value but may be slightly over your indicated budget.

Good Luck.    
 

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I have an Oceanic Flex, love it dry warm and er flex(ible).
Seems tough enough. Weezle undersuit.

Replaced the autodump with Apex valve, after I broke it trying to get it off to clean it.

Dont forget the London show in March(?)

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I've also been using and Aquatek dry suit for about 6 years and had good service from them.  Here's the web address.


www.aquatekdrysuits.enta.net/home.htm
 

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<font color='#3BB9FF'>Thankyou!

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Quote[/b] ]I am from bl**dy essex    
Haha, was an on going joke on the boat. Nothing personal!  


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Quote[/b] ]Have you had a look at Otter,
No, not yet, I'll go over the sites again to see if I can find anything!

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Quote[/b] ]i have heard from various people that the scubapro suits (wet and dry) aren't that good
Thnkyou, will keep away from Scubapro then!!

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Quote[/b] ]Is it a bit cold in your 5mm wetsuit at the moment?
Brrr, after my experience earlier in the year, I plan to keep well clear of cold water whilst wearing a wet suit!!!!

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I have a Scubapro..

Not sure what model it was/is - a cheapie end of range sale thing for about 300 notes. (Neoprene not membrane)

If I had the money I would buy a DUI as these seem to be the best.

I had a Northern Diver before and that was much better than my current Scubapro.  The Scubapro is not as good as their excellent regs which I like so no manufacturer preferences.

What about RoHo?

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Ladies Otter Drysuit Membrane 5''5" tall and size 6 boot £280

A friend of mine is selling this and the rest of her kit
it is well looked after, if the size is any good I can always get her Tel number for you.

Ali """:)))
 

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<font color='#000F22'>I got my otter ribskin, all in inc undersuit and mtm for £500
 

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Quote[/b] (Simon A @ Dec. 05 2003,14:38)]Kate,
I went for the O'Three MSF 500, unfortunately it's just out of your price range at £560. But IMHO they are very nice suits.

O'Three

Is it a bit cold in your 5mm wetsuit at the moment?

Simon A
I'll go with that..  Its a great suit and, Kate O'Three will do 6 months intrest free,,,
 

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Another vote for 03 damed fine suits. Mind you had an otter befor Otterskin and it was good but I prefered the Neo 03 to the Membrain Otter.

ATB

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