Hi DiveForum, loving the website so far. Everyone here is really friendly and helpful, plus I have been learning about things that I never heard about before (like old wetsuits patents). That brings me to my question; I will be buying my own wetsuit for the first time soon and I am looking for a little bit of direction with it. I will mostly be diving in the waters of Pacific Canada and maybe a little bit around Washington, but I also plan on doing some travelling and diving as well. Is it best to get one type of wetsuit that will be decent in all conditions (cold, hot, dirty etc.) or buy a couple so that they are more specialized. I was thinking about getting a full body suit for around here, I am hoping to get a suit that has a hood on it as well. I would prefer to have all of these attached to the suit and not detachable as I have had issued with zippers in bad circumstance before (caving) so I want my wetsuit to be idiot proof essentially. Any help would be appreciated, even if you are just telling me that I am overthinking this
I decided to start a little slower than I was hoping to, and found a good thick wetsuit someone was selling on https://www.for-sale.ie/scuba-diving-wet-suit so I can wear that in the UK later this year, and maybe even just sell it before leaving and then buy a smaller, thinner one before going to Asia or even in Asia itself. Thanks for all the advice everyone, good to get so many opinions that covered so many thoughts. I would have screwed myself by purchasing something for Canadian waters an then wanting to wear it all around the globe otherwise!