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Since you get cold easily (we totally understand!) and like to dive in , we suggest you get one of these options:

Option 1

 

>> SEAC Sense 3mm <<

 

It’s the best budget wetsuit for your diving needs and also the winner of our Budget Beast award! It does everything it’s supposed to and you won’t find a cheaper wetsuit. It comes with long sleeves which we really like and SEAC is a quality brand.

 

There are different versions for men and women and each is available in plenty of different sizes. With a 3mm wetsuit, you already know it’s only meant for warm water diving, snorkeling, and freediving. There are no zippers so getting in and out of it can be a bit tricky sometimes.

 

The SEAC Sense is a sensible option for those who want to get the cheapest wetsuit out there that still delivers good quality. An absolute budget beast!

 

Option 2

 

>> ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm <<

 

The ScubaPro Sport Steamer is a really good 5mm wetsuit that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It is a quality piece of equipment from a very reputable brand.

 

There are different version for men and women but both look and work great! We especially like that it’s rated for lower temperatures than other 5mm wetsuits.

 

If you want a super flexible, comfortable, and top-rated 5mm wetsuit, you cannot go wrong with the ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm!

Option 1

 

>> ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm <<

 

The ScubaPro Sport Steamer is a really good 5mm wetsuit that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It is a quality piece of equipment from a very reputable brand.

 

There are different version for men and women but both look and work great! We especially like that it’s rated for lower temperatures than other 5mm wetsuits.

 

If you want a super flexible, comfortable, and top-rated 5mm wetsuit, you cannot go wrong with the ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm!

 

Option 2

 

>> Pinnacle Cruiser 7mm Full <<

 

The Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm scuba diving wetsuit is an absolute budget beast! While 7mm will cost you more than 3mm and 5mm, this one is half the price of some of the other suits on this list. It does everything it’s supposed to and then some. Quality, warmth, comfort, it’s all there.

 

It is a bit tight so we suggest ordering 1 size up. We also found that the suit smelled weird at first, so we hung it out in a dark corner before putting it into our storage. Maybe that was just the one we got. Please be aware that it doesn’t come with a hood so you will need to purchase one separately. It’s still much cheaper than the competition.

 

If you are looking for a budget 7mm scuba wetsuit that doesn’t have to win design prices and are fine without the big brand name, get the Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm.

Option 1

 

>> Pinnacle Cruiser 7mm Full <<

 

The Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm scuba diving wetsuit is an absolute budget beast! While 7mm will cost you more than 3mm and 5mm, this one is half the price of some of the other suits on this list. It does everything it’s supposed to and then some. Quality, warmth, comfort, it’s all there.

 

It is a bit tight so we suggest ordering 1 size up. We also found that the suit smelled weird at first, so we hung it out in a dark corner before putting it into our storage. Maybe that was just the one we got. Please be aware that it doesn’t come with a hood so you will need to purchase one separately. It’s still much cheaper than the competition.

 

If you are looking for a budget 7mm scuba wetsuit that doesn’t have to win design prices and are fine without the big brand name, get the Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm.

 

Option 2

 

>> ScubaPro Everdry 4.0 <<

So yes, this is not a wetsuit but a drysuit. HOWEVER, since you are budget-conscious, this is a steal! 

 

It is a great budget drysuit for those who want the warmth and comfort of a drysuit but save at least $1,000-$2,000 in comparison to other big ones out there.

The suit is well made with just minor drawbacks over more mid-tier to premium suits and is very warm.

There is also the ScubaPro Exodry which differs mainly in that the cuffs are of different materials and the cut is slightly altered.

Option 1

 

>> O’Neill Reactor 3mm Wetsuit <<

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a very popular 3mm scuba wetsuit for good reasons: First off, you will find very few suits that are a better value than this one. It looks cool, fits like a glove, keeps you surprisingly warm, and dries quickly. Despite the snug fit it isn’t too stiff and O’Neill is a reputable brand you can trust.

 

As with most 3mm suits, it comes without a hood, so purchase one if you need it. We also recommend buying a size up!

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a great value 3mm wetsuit that does its job and won’t break the bank. Definitely recommended!

 

Option 2

 

>> Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm <<

If you are on the hunt for a new premium 5mm wetsuit, check out the Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm (they also have a 3mm one). It ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, quality, and warmth, and you will always receive the best-dressed award on your dive trip. All this unfortunately comes at a price so be aware that this isn’t the cheapest suit around.

 

It is really snug but not too tight when you wear it and that’s the biggest issue we have with it: It can be tricky to get into it because the neck and arm seals are very tight. Granted, this keeps water circulation to a minimum but there are easier suits to don. There is a dedicated women’s version that looks even better and you won’t be disappointed with this suit.

 

The Fourth Element Proteus II is a superb 5mm wetsuit and delivers both quality and style.

Option 1

 

>> Pinnacle Cruiser 7mm Full <<

 

The Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm scuba diving wetsuit is an absolute budget beast! While 7mm will cost you more than 3mm and 5mm, this one is half the price of some of the other suits on this list. It does everything it’s supposed to and then some. Quality, warmth, comfort, it’s all there.

 

It is a bit tight so we suggest ordering 1 size up. We also found that the suit smelled weird at first, so we hung it out in a dark corner before putting it into our storage. Maybe that was just the one we got. Please be aware that it doesn’t come with a hood so you will need to purchase one separately. It’s still much cheaper than the competition.

 

If you are looking for a budget 7mm scuba wetsuit that doesn’t have to win design prices and are fine without the big brand name, get the Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm.

 

Option 2

 

>> Henderson Greenprene 7mm <<

The Henderson Greenprene 7mm jumpsuit wins our Eco award 2023 for its use of 100% neoprene foam. Greenprene is made from deproteinized natural foam along with other additives such as sugar cane, plant oils, and oyster shells. Not only is it good for the environment, but the suit is also ultra-soft, stretchy, durable, and keeps you nice and warm.

 

You know where are big on sustainable diving and making eco-conscious purchase decisions at Social Diving. The Greenprene series is a no-brainer for that reason and we were super happy to find out that they also dive great! 

 

For eco-conscious divers, the Henderson Greenprene 7mm jumpsuit is a standout choice that offers great thermal insulation.

Option 1

 

Bare Reactive II 7mm

 

The Bare Reactive II 7mm is one of the best scuba diving wetsuits of all! Bare is an absolute premium scuba brand and all their wetsuits (and drysuits) are top-notch. It is super super warm, ultra-durable, and one of the most comfortable wetsuits we have ever tested. There is also a 5mm version for those who don’t dive in real cold water.

 

It has zippers on each wrist, ankle, and collar and is great to get into, even if you have a somewhat non-standard body form (short and stout or long and tall). Their sizing chart is very accurate and it’s great also for the big boys and girls out there! Quality comes at a price so this isn’t the cheapest wetsuit around. It’s also missing a hood but many people prefer it this way.

 

If you want one of the best wetsuits for diving on the market, the Bare Reactive II 7mm should be among your top contenders!

 

Option 2

 

Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry

The Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry is our top choice for semi-drysuits. It is rated at 8/7/6mm thickness which means that you won’t find a thicker wetsuit out there. It will keep you warm even in very cold water and it does so with surprising mobility. Despite the large chest zipper we never feel limited in our movement with the NeoTek.

 

It comes with a hood attached so water circulation is minimal.That said, it is still not a drysuit with all the pros and cons that come with it. It’s much quicker to put on and if you like getting wet while diving, the NeoTek is great

 

If you are in the market for a great semi-drysuit that will definitely keep you super warm, check out the Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry.

Since you don’t get cold easily and dive in , we suggest you get a:

Option 1

 

>> Cressi Tortuga 2.5mm <<

 

The Cressi Tortuga 2.5mm is a good budget-friendly choice for tropical warm water diving and snorkeling. It feels valuable, is pretty comfortable to wear and the seams are great. Like most Cressi suits, it is a bit on the stiffer side but it also looks really good!

As usual with Italian brands, it features a relatively short torso and very flat chest so it’s helpful to buy a size larger. Sorry, ladies, if you have bigger boobies, you might have to make do with buying one or even two sizes up. At least the Tortuga has a very nice-looking women’s version that looks really good.

The Cressi Tortuga is a high-quality shorty that will serve you well when diving in warm waters. It can also double as your surfing or snorkeling suit!

 

Option 2

 

>> O’Neill Reactor 3mm Wetsuit <<

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a very popular 3mm scuba wetsuit for good reasons: First off, you will find very few suits that are a better value than this one. It looks cool, fits like a glove, keeps you surprisingly warm, and dries quickly. Despite the snug fit it isn’t too stiff and O’Neill is a reputable brand you can trust.

 

As with most 3mm suits, it comes without a hood, so purchase one if you need it. We also recommend buying a size up!

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a great value 3mm wetsuit that does its job and won’t break the bank. Definitely recommended!

Option 1

 

>> Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm <<

If you are on the hunt for a new premium 5mm wetsuit, check out the Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm (they also have a 3mm one). It ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, quality, and warmth, and you will always receive the best-dressed award on your dive trip. All this unfortunately comes at a price so be aware that this isn’t the cheapest suit around.

 

It is really snug but not too tight when you wear it and that’s the biggest issue we have with it: It can be tricky to get into it because the neck and arm seals are very tight. Granted, this keeps water circulation to a minimum but there are easier suits to don. There is a dedicated women’s version that looks even better and you won’t be disappointed with this suit.

 

The Fourth Element Proteus II is a superb 5mm wetsuit and delivers both quality and style.

 

Option 2

 

>> ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm <<

 

The ScubaPro Sport Steamer is a really good 5mm wetsuit that combines cool design with nice features. It is a quality piece of equipment from a very reputable brand.

 

There are different version for men and women but both look and work great! We especially like that it’s rated for lower temperatures than other 5mm wetsuits.

 

If you want a super flexible, comfortable, and top-rated 5mm wetsuit, you cannot go wrong with the ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm!

Option 1

 

Bare Reactive II 7mm

 

The Bare Reactive II 7mm is one of the best scuba diving wetsuits of all! Bare is an absolute premium scuba brand and all their wetsuits (and drysuits) are top-notch. It is super super warm, ultra-durable, and one of the most comfortable wetsuits we have ever tested. There is also a 5mm version for those who don’t dive in real cold water.

 

It has zippers on each wrist, ankle, and collar and is great to get into, even if you have a somewhat non-standard body form (short and stout or long and tall). Their sizing chart is very accurate and it’s great also for the big boys and girls out there! Quality comes at a price so this isn’t the cheapest wetsuit around. It’s also missing a hood but many people prefer it this way.

 

If you want one of the best wetsuits for diving on the market, the Bare Reactive II 7mm should be among your top contenders!

 

Option 2

 

Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry

The Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry is our top choice for semi-drysuits. It is rated at 8/7/6mm thickness which means that you won’t find a thicker wetsuit out there. It will keep you warm even in very cold water and it does so with surprising mobility. Despite the large chest zipper we never feel limited in our movement with the NeoTek.

 

It comes with a hood attached so water circulation is minimal.That said, it is still not a drysuit with all the pros and cons that come with it. It’s much quicker to put on and if you like getting wet while diving, the NeoTek is great

 

If you are in the market for a great semi-drysuit that will definitely keep you super warm, check out the Hollis NeoTek V2 Semi-Dry.

Option 1

 

>> Cressi Tortuga 2.5mm <<

 

The Cressi Tortuga 2.5mm is a good budget-friendly choice for tropical warm water diving and snorkeling. It feels valuable, is pretty comfortable to wear and the seams are great. Like most Cressi suits, it is a bit on the stiffer side but it also looks really good!

As usual with Italian brands, it features a relatively short torso and very flat chest so it’s helpful to buy a size larger. Sorry, ladies, if you have bigger boobies, you might have to make do with buying one or even two sizes up. At least the Tortuga has a very nice-looking women’s version that looks really good.

The Cressi Tortuga is a high-quality shorty that will serve you well when diving in warm waters. It can also double as your surfing or snorkeling suit!

 

Option 2

 

>> O’Neill Reactor 3mm Wetsuit <<

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a very popular 3mm scuba wetsuit for good reasons: First off, you will find very few suits that are a better value than this one. It looks cool, fits like a glove, keeps you surprisingly warm, and dries quickly. Despite the snug fit it isn’t too stiff and O’Neill is a reputable brand you can trust.

 

As with most 3mm suits, it comes without a hood, so purchase one if you need it. We also recommend buying a size up!

 

The O’Neill Reactor is a great value 3mm wetsuit that does its job and won’t break the bank. Definitely recommended!

Option 1

 

>> Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm <<

If you are on the hunt for a new premium 5mm wetsuit, check out the Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm (they also have a 3mm one). It ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, quality, and warmth, and you will always receive the best-dressed award on your dive trip. All this unfortunately comes at a price so be aware that this isn’t the cheapest suit around.

 

It is really snug but not too tight when you wear it and that’s the biggest issue we have with it: It can be tricky to get into it because the neck and arm seals are very tight. Granted, this keeps water circulation to a minimum but there are easier suits to don. There is a dedicated women’s version that looks even better and you won’t be disappointed with this suit.

 

The Fourth Element Proteus II is a superb 5mm wetsuit and delivers both quality and style.

 

Option 2

 

>> ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm <<

 

The ScubaPro Sport Steamer is a really good 5mm wetsuit that combines cool design with nice features. It is a quality piece of equipment from a very reputable brand.

 

There are different version for men and women but both look and work great! We especially like that it’s rated for lower temperatures than other 5mm wetsuits.

 

If you want a super flexible, comfortable, and top-rated 5mm wetsuit, you cannot go wrong with the ScubaPro Sport Steamer 5mm!

Option 1

 

>> Pinnacle Cruiser 7mm Full <<

 

The Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm scuba diving wetsuit is an absolute budget beast! While 7mm will cost you more than 3mm and 5mm, this one is half the price of some of the other suits on this list. It does everything it’s supposed to and then some. Quality, warmth, comfort, it’s all there.

 

It is a bit tight so we suggest ordering 1 size up. We also found that the suit smelled weird at first, so we hung it out in a dark corner before putting it into our storage. Maybe that was just the one we got. Please be aware that it doesn’t come with a hood so you will need to purchase one separately. It’s still much cheaper than the competition.

 

If you are looking for a budget 7mm scuba wetsuit that doesn’t have to win design prices and are fine without the big brand name, get the Pinnacle Cruiser Full 7mm.

 

Option 2

 

>> Henderson Greenprene 7mm <<

 

The Henderson Greenprene 7mm jumpsuit wins our Eco award 2023 for its use of 100% neoprene foam. Greenprene is made from deproteinized natural foam along with other additives such as sugar cane, plant oils, and oyster shells. Not only is it good for the environment, but the suit is also ultra-soft, stretchy, durable, and keeps you nice and warm.

 

You know where are big on sustainable diving and making eco-conscious purchase decisions at Social Diving. The Greenprene series is a no-brainer for that reason and we were super happy to find out that they also dive great! 

 

For eco-conscious divers, the Henderson Greenprene 7mm jumpsuit is a standout choice that offers great thermal insulation.

How We Find the Best Wetsuit Recommendations for You

We love scuba diving and scuba gear and hope you do too!

At the core of our service is the commitment to giving you the best gear recommendations we can come up with, and this extends to how we help you find the perfect wetsuit.

We know that every diver has unique preferences and requirements. Some people just get cold quicker than others, or have a tighter budget to stick to. That’s why we’ve developed our tool that makes personalized wetsuit recommendations based on your individual responses the key questions.

Here’s how it works:

Temperature Sensitivity

“Do you get cold easily?” – Your comfort underwater is paramount. By determining your sensitivity to cold, we can suggest wetsuits with the appropriate insulation and thickness.

Diving Frequency

“How much do you dive?” – Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a daily dive enthusiast, the durability and functionality of your wetsuit will vary. Our tool recommends options that match your level of activity.

Budget Considerations

“How much do you want to spend on scuba gear?” – Scuba diving doesn’t have to break the bank. We factor in your budget to find the best wetsuit options within your price range, ensuring value for money.

Check out our tips for saving money as a scuba diver if this interests you!

Environmental Conditions

“What temperatures do you dive in?” – The waters you explore dictate the type of wetsuit you need. From tropical warmth to icy depths, we got you covered.

Once you’ve answered these questions, our tool works its magic. It sifts through our extensive database of wetsuits that we have reviewed and chooses those that fit your diving needs the most! Simple right?

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We are continuously refining our tool, adding more options, and fine-tuning our algorithm to better match your preferences with the ideal wetsuit choices. We keep our finger on the pulse of the latest market offerings, and technological advancements in material and design, as well as your feedback to make sure our recommendations are up-to-date and spot-on.

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