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Suit me Up....

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Hi all, looking for a replacement for my Henderson 7mm full and am thinking about a semi-dry. First off I WILL NOT get a drysuit, for now too $ and complex for my type of diving which is rec diving at medium (70-110ft) for prolonged periods shooting photos or penetration wreck dives or light commercial work cleaning hulls, and sometimes recovering vessels with LBs for the family business. The Hollis NeoTek seems alright but heard lots of bad things about the zipper. Does anyone have experience with this type or exposure suit or any words about it. Thanks <TG>

    P.S.
    here are the temps I dive in periodically,
    65-80. in the south but remember those dives are usually 60mins+ and as low as 35 on west coast, up north, and overseas,(UK, Germany, Spain, Red Sea basically)
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I know a number of folks, including a very regular buddy, who love the AquaLung Sol Afx semi dry. No zipper issues.
     
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  3. loosenit2

    loosenit2 si respiratio sub aqua amet ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida
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    Someone was just talking about on another thread lol, didn't know they were sooo cheap! But is it semi-dry? looks like it tho, but no hood which is important too me...<TG>
     
  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I go with a full 7 mm along with a 5/3 hooded vest. They make 7/5 hooded vest also
     
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  6. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

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  7. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Barracuda

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    I have about 70 dives on my Hollis NeoTek with no problems. You may wish to see if there are lightly used semidrys in your sizing. That is how I got mine, off of ebay. I rather think semidry suits make more sense than 7mm, but that is my opinion. There are others here, good luck with your search.
     
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  8. lowwall

    lowwall Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'm sure the Schuylkill River has some interesting sites, but you might want to try diving at your other place occasionally :)
     
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  9. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida
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  10. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida
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    Just to know roughly how much did you pay, deep6 goes for around 300 new so.... NeoTek is 475 new... thanks
    <TG>
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