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Aling

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assuming brand does not matter, 3mm full wetsuit, what are the usual choices and places to get them?
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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #1 on: 01 Jun 16, 12:45 »
Across each other in Parklane level 3 there is Oceanic Asia and Dive Asia

Waikiki has a wide range
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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #2 on: 01 Jun 16, 14:32 »
Why not try a local custom tailored wetsuit? - http://www.blacksealswetsuits.com

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jun 16, 10:03 »
Why not try a local custom tailored wetsuit? - http://www.blacksealswetsuits.com

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Question, are custom wetsuits as warm as the branded ones?
Similar seams?
Titanium / micro Fleece / merino lining
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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #4 on: 06 Jun 16, 10:23 »
Question, are custom wetsuits as warm as the branded ones?
Similar seams?
Titanium lining / micro fiber etc

If this question was popped a year ago, I would lean towards the fancy fabrics, such as fleece, titanium/silver-lined and whatnot. They do have their benefits IMO, but wetsuits tend to warrant a replacement pretty quickly, making it a huge sum of money to part with each time they lose their insulating properties.

Fleece, does have a very obvious benefit though. It keeps you nice and toasty both on the surface and underwater. Layering fleece based wet wear such as Fourth Element Thermocline, Sharkskin or Lavacore under a regular neoprene wetsuit makes a lot more economical sense than having one built into a wetsuit, as they don't need replacement as much as neoprene does.

As such, my experience with neoprene suits is that having a good fit and seal is more important than the material. Using the money saved to get good under layers or a good hood is much more worth it.

A little tongue-in-cheek - here's a little of what some of the internet think of fancy materials as well - http://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/titanium-wetsuits-good-science-or-good-marketing.332100/

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jun 16, 12:32 »
http://www.acronman.com.sg/contact-information.html

Can consider Acronman wetsuits, situated in Bt Batok Industrial park area.

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #6 on: 06 Jun 16, 15:54 »
Assuming you are not interested in brands and want only something economical that works.  Not into fancy performance stuff.  I think Bear and Oceanic will do just fine.

If you have some cash to splurge, consider 4th element.  That is the best I've tried so far.
So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #7 on: 10 Jun 16, 20:07 »
Assuming you are not interested in brands and want only something economical that works.  Not into fancy performance stuff.  I think Bear and Oceanic will do just fine.

If you have some cash to splurge, consider 4th element.  That is the best I've tried so far.

Hi Siaokao,

Any recommendations which DC/ Dive Shop carries the most Fourth Element wetsuits?

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #8 on: 16 Jun 16, 01:44 »
Hi Siaokao,

Any recommendations which DC/ Dive Shop carries the most Fourth Element wetsuits?
can try Living Oceans at AZ building. :)
So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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Re: where to buy reasonably priced wetsuits in singapore?
« Reply #9 on: 22 Aug 16, 16:57 »
Decathlon has Wet Suits from Tribord. Dunno the reputation of this brand, but the wetsuit start at a cheap price.  A Shorty for SGD 42 and full ones from 69. However, be aware that this is just 2mm thickness. 

https://www.decathlon.sg/water-sports/scuba-diving-snorkeling-/dive-wetsuits/men/7451/2-mm-shorty-suit-ideal-for-snorkelling-and-diving-in-tropical-waters.html