what are you trying to achieve by soaking it?
You know what, I think you're right - I AM worrying too much. f##k this buoyancy thing, I'M GOING DIVING!
Getting the neoprene used to soaking up water.... which is why wearing new wetsuit doesn't 'sink' as easy... to much air... at least thats what I heard long ago. Never own a fullsuit thicker than 0.5mm... so, no experience regarding this.
Question.... Do anyone think soaking your new wetsuit for a few days inside a pail of water works ?? Let the neoprene soak in a few days of water... dry and repent. I aim to get a new wetsuit too... but no more dive trip for me till next year... Btw... anyone heard of a 2mm wetsuit ??
Dont think so James. Neoprene compresses at depth so unless you have a 15meter pool at home, I dont think it will help. On the other hand, maybe I should start a "wetsuit compression" service. You can pay me to "compress" your wetsuit. I promise I wont pee on it, I just bring it down to depth and let it sit overnight. Ohh but then you have to sign indemnity, just in case its goes missing. Now, for that you have to buy extra insurance.... from me