I am looking to get a drysuit and I am in the very fortunate to position that I have a budget of £3000. I will definitely be getting a made to measure but I am torn between a Santi E Lite + at approx £2800 with the extras I'd like (£3200 with Santi undersuit) or Otter Atlantic at approx £2000 with the extras I'd like (£2200 with Otter undersuit)
Both seem to get equally great reviews and on the UK diving forums everyone seems to recommend Otter but a lot of the tech divers & tech diving instructors I see wear Santi. I live in Kent so if I go for Otter i'll have to drive up to Bradford to get measured or Santi drive to Plymouth to get measured so both a fair way away but I'm happy to drive to either to get the right suit so the distance isn't a determining factor for me.
So my question is Otter or Santi, is the Santi worth the extra £1000 over the Otter?
P:S I've ruled out all the other makes of drysuit so it's only between these two.
Many thanks for any advice.