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    Which semi-dry

    As per the title - which semi-dry suits are worth looking at - I havenít seen a review of any for a while? Price wise I am looking at up to £500 as I will probably have to get a second for sprog number 3. I am hoping to be able to dive in water down to about 8-10C - anything lower than that will be a bonus.
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    Scuba pro Nova Scotia 6.5mm are good
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    I've seen the zip fail on several of the Nova Scotias although they are great suits when they work. Over here nearly all the instructors and winter divers use this, I've had one now for 6 years done hundreds of dives in it and it's bulletproof, almost completely dry and very warm!
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    I have a Cressi Iceman similar to the Nova Scotia in large that's too small for me.
    If of interest PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N Bailey View Post
    Jay
    I have a Cressi Iceman similar to the Nova Scotia in large that's too small for me.
    If of interest PM me.
    Thanks for the offer but I suspect that I may have a size issue similar to your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    I've seen the zip fail on several of the Nova Scotias although they are great suits when they work. Over here nearly all the instructors and winter divers use this, I've had one now for 6 years done hundreds of dives in it and it's bulletproof, almost completely dry and very warm!
    https://www.beuchat-diving.com/gb/we...556177126.html
    What sort of temperature are these good for? I do have half a thought for a decent semi dry


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    I'm running an O3 semi dry, with a hooded over vest for the early and late part of the season. Fits great, which is the key bit. I know that the Beaver Icelandic is used by a few down here too and they love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1w View Post
    What sort of temperature are these good for? I do have half a thought for a decent semi dry


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    I dive mine to 16c or 17c with no problem, in water it's toasty to less than that, but I feel the cold when I get out if it's windy or raining so typically I switch to dry suit around then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    I dive mine to 16c or 17c with no problem, in water it's toasty to less than that, but I feel the cold when I get out if it's windy or raining so typically I switch to dry suit around then
    I guess you would be in a semi-dry to go in our local pool then - but only just as it sits at around 20C.

    I have been looking at the Beuchat Med C-Zip and where they are stocked - and that is the problem - I am not going to buy a suit without trying it on. So far the best I can do is to email the sizes for my son and I to Denny Diving and they will get them in for us - it is then a 3.5 hour train journey to try them on. Alternatively I can go to SDS which is an hour away and get a choice of Icelandic or Nova Scotia - I suspect that SDS will be getting a visit once I have checked that they have something like the right sizes in.
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