Wet Suit / Dry Suit Resources

When reviewing these resources, please consider carefully the date it was posted as well as any warnings.


Dry suits:

http://www.cavediver.com/gulftex/index.htm


The least expensive route, for new wetsuits:


Performance Diver 1-800-933-2299 http://www.performancediver.com

As an example: a 6mm jacket/farmer john is about $200. But keep in mind that you usually get what you pay for. The quality of their neoprene may be lacking. And that means, the deeper you go, the shorter the life-span of the neoprene (due to crushing). My Poseiden drysuit uses "real" neoprene (or "pure"... whatever you want to call it), and it's been below 300-feet, with no evidence of any crushing.


Repairs




Steve Gamble
near High Springs,FL
gamble@atlantic.net
904 935-2974





Superior Diving Repair
712 Washington St
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3435
Phone: (218)825-7009

Quotes they gave me over the phone for Poseiden repairs: (YMMV): pressure testing and repair of up to 5 small holes: $45; wrist seal repair: $30; new latex wrist seals (std): $53; new valve w/ std. low press. inflator: $85.




Sea-Me Suit Repair
Karen and Bill Gray
4352 Poplar St
San Diego CA 92105
(619)563-9033
fax (619)563-3691





Dudas Diving Duds
101 Bartram's Lane
West Chester PA 19382
1-610-436-0176
1-610-431-7778 fax





Hydro Tech (successor to Whitehouse Industries, Pocomoke City, MD)
605 Cottontail Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
1-410-219-5400



I have also used Diamond USA (somewhere up in the Northwest) and they did a fairly good job on my Poseiden.


The following information is provided just to give you a general idea of prices for wetsuits, and their components. This price list is dated January 1997, so you might want to adjust by 7% per year, and that is only a guideline. YMMV

terrapin © Wet Suits

Wet Suits Alterations. Repairs & Custom Accessories

Terrapin constructs truly custom fitted wet suits--either from new materials where you choose the colors and style, or by customizing a pre-manufactured suit. Either way, your suit will be tailored 10 your exact body measurements. in addition. we know that sometimes you grow (or shrink) and your wet suit doesn't...so we provide expert alterations to solve this problem. We also make repairs, renovate suits, produce matching accessories.. .in general. offer the kind of custom work usually unavailable elsewhere.

Alterations. Repairs & Custom Accessories

Billing & Appointments: 713-780-8113
2513 B. Potomac Drive
Houston. TX 77057

Call for Shipping information

Chris Brandes. Owner

ACCESSORIES

Knee Protectors (Pair)

32.00

Weight Belt

37.00

Mini Hood

32.00

Cold Water Hood

43.00

Gloves

48.00

Booties

43.00

Booties with Zips

64.00

Socks (Pair)

27.00

Fin Socks (Pair)

21.00

Headband

12.00

Visor

12.00

Dealer/Shop discount or 25% on
orders of 6 or more of one accessory

EXTRAS

Wrist/Ankle Zips (Pair) 5" or 7"

28.00

Caribbean zips (Pair):
18",22", 24". 28", 32", 39" 42.00

42.00

Jacket/John Zip replacement

38.00

Shoulder Velcro Replacement

9.00

Spine Pad

22.00

Small Knee/Elbow Pods (Pair)

26.00

Large Knee Pads (Pair)

30.00

Knife/Goody Pocket

25.00

KeyPocket

10.00

 

 

Labor (per hour)

38.00

Push Charge for Extras

25.00

Minimum Charge for Labor

10.00

Alteration quotes extended upon examination. Please plan time for
2 evening or weekend consultation and fitting sessions.


CUSTOM ITEMS BASE PRICE

2-Piece Suit:
Shorty/Jacket & John

508.00

John & Bolero Jacket

428.00

Bolero Jacket

160.00

1-Piece Jump Suit

400.00

Farmer John or Shorty

278.00

Sleeveless Shorty

187.00

Short-Sleeve Shorty

214.00

Hooded Vest

134.00

Turtle Vest

96.00

Knee Length Bike Pants

80.00

Lady's Bathing Suit

144.00

Men's Bathing Suit

64.00

Pool Suit

165.00

   

DRY SUITS - NEOPRENE PARTS ONLY

Wrist Seals (Pair) - 1/4"

28.00

Neck SeaI - 1/8" or 1/4"

32.00

Large Knee Pads (Pair)

32.00

Dry zips - Shoulder:
Heavy Duty - 36"
Medium Weight -34"


356.00
265.00

COMMERCIAL DIVING ACCESSORIES

Superlite 17 Neckdam

45.00

Superlite 27 Neckdarn

35.00

Miller Neckdam

25.00

(Other types available upon request)

Prices available upon request for items not listed. Price list effective 1/1/97 and reflects a 7% increase In neoprene cost.