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    Where can I get a wetsuit made?

    I want to learn scuba diving and in Bangkok, I enrolled in a course but the unfortunate happened, they do not have a shorty that will fit me. I am tall, long arms and legs and none of the wetsuits fit my long body. None of the rash guard fit too! Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    Squeeze into a small one, you'll live. Where do they do the dives?

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    Look around some, must be a site where you can get one online, damned if I would have it made in Thailand, pobly fall all to hell just getting into it the first time.
    I made my first couple of suits, takes a lot of measuring and glueing, but you get a better fit suit than just buying it off a rack.
    But stuff was kinda hard to get back in the 50s.

    But the material that they use today has a fabric on it so it has to be sewn too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Orchestra View Post
    Squeeze into a small one, you'll live.

    other people value their bollox SO!

    try other dive operators, you will be able to find a good fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakatak View Post
    I want to learn scuba diving and in Bangkok, I enrolled in a course but the unfortunate happened, they do not have a shorty that will fit me. I am tall, long arms and legs and none of the wetsuits fit my long body. None of the rash guard fit too! Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    There is a dive shop next to Foodland in Pattaya that makes custom made wetsuits.

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    I saw shorties from XX to XXXXXXXL on ebay for 39 bucks. Have one shipped to you.

    The only problem I have with the shortie wet suit is that I need a longie in the crotch area

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    I took my PADI intro course in Tokyo Bay in January.

    I have a 1/4" full body wet suit free to anyone who wants it.

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    as long as it is empty Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    I've had more than 1 made at Wetwave in Phuket. Custom fitted and completed in 2 days and you get to pick the thickness, colors and design. the prices are reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I saw shorties from XX to XXXXXXXL on ebay for 39 bucks. Have one shipped to you.

    The only problem I have with the shortie wet suit is that I need a longie in the crotch area
    I appreciate the extra protection offered by a full wet suit.

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    There is a dive shop next to Foodland in Pattaya that makes custom made wetsuits.
    Sounds great, Tchiowa. Probably nearest to where I am in Bangkok.
    Got a name for the shop? Nothing but custom made would do for my size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakatak View Post
    There is a dive shop next to Foodland in Pattaya that makes custom made wetsuits.
    Sounds great, Tchiowa. Probably nearest to where I am in Bangkok.
    Got a name for the shop? Nothing but custom made would do for my size.
    It was called Dave's Diver Den , I think now it may be part of the Mermaids Chain.

    But it is on the same side of Central Pattaya Road pretty much next to foodland.

    I'll try and get a phone number for you when I pass around there.

    these are from google , not sure if they are current

    Dave's Divers Den, 190/11 Thanon Central Pattaya (tel 038 420411)


    DAVE'S DIVER DEN 3/3 Moo 5 Naklua Road, Pattaya, Tel: 423286
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    Thank you Tchiowa. Appreciate your help.
    I have called their shop and yes, they do make custom wetsuits, just great!

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    The best fit you can get ! is great if you dont mind wearing it all the time ? Just pop into the car accessory department Tesco Lotus pick up 6 cans of underseal and one roll masking tape for around you wrists and ankles , neck . spray the rest ! instant wetsuit .

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    ^ Thanks for the tip. Now the kind of wetsuit I have in mind though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakatak View Post
    Thank you Tchiowa. Appreciate your help.
    I have called their shop and yes, they do make custom wetsuits, just great!

    Glad to be of help to a fellow diver.

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    Done. Drove into Pattaya on Friday night. Partying out on till Saturday. With a big hangover this morning and popped into the shop Dave's Divers' Den, friendly and speaks fluent English, measured and chose my design and colors and very affordable, would not be able to get one made back home for that price.
    Would have to go back for a fitting before they can finish the suit.
    I just can't wait.

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    ^ Not to shabby and also a decent outfit to go diving with ;-)

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    www.skintwoclothing.com

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    A big dive supplies shop has opened up on Si Ayuthaya Rd in Bangkok, not so far from the big Chaophaya Massage places. I dropped in to buy a mask and they have loads of stuff at good prices .

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    If your getting into diving it makes more sense to just but a wetsuit.
    It saves using some manky diveshop wetsuit thats been used and abused 100s of times

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