Best Spearfishing and Freediving Wetsuits
The best spearfishing and freediving wetsuits are unique to the person looking for a new wetsuit and the specific reasons for using them. Below you can use the wetsuit discovery tool where we have added hundreds of freediving and spearfishing wetsuits so that you can filter through them to find the best for you.
They are ranked by their freedive score which is accrued from expert and user generated reviews and stats from around the web. They also have a star rating which you can contribute to if you already own a wetsuit we have listed. This can help others know whether they are looking at a good wetsuit or not.
The best spearfishing and freediving wetsuits cover many different types of activities and this means they require different suits. The best suits are listed above for all different activities, ranked by their freedive score.
Above will be all wetsuit types suitable for all different activities, select on the left the 'Best for' filter and choose which type of activity you wish to do. You will then be shown the best wetsuits for that requirement.
Best Freediving and Spearfishing Wetsuits
Choosing the best freediving and spearishing wetsuits is an important part of every freediver and spearfishers activity. Every freediver and spearfisher is different, we all have different body shapes and thus only the best wetsuits will do. There are a few requirements you may have, which using our wetsuit finder tool, will help you with. After you know how much you want to pay and what your experience in this sport are, the best wetsuits will help you with your freediving and be comfortable at the same time.
Freedive Earth has made this resource to help you work out the best wetsuit for you. Every year new freediving equipment and gear is released, some with new features, other with new looks and styling and because of the hundreds of wetsuit choices, literally, hundreds, it can be hard work, working out what can be the best for you. That is why we have created this resource, to hel you by pulling in all available freediving and spearfishing wetsuits, showing their individual freedive scores and and showing your the summaries of each wetsuit review, what they're good at, what they're bad at.
We have catalogued not just off the shelf freediving and spearfishing wetsuits, but custom fitted wetsuits as well. This means that if you know you can fit in to a off the peg suit, fantastic, you will have a great choice to choose from. If you want to choose a custom fitted suit because you're taller than average or smaller or larger, you'll have a fantastic choice too. Here at Freedive Earths Gear resource, you'll get all the information you need to help you find that wetsuit for your next freedive competition, spearfishing adventure and at a price you want to pay.
Spearfishing and Freediving Activities
Spearfishing and freediving have very similar approaches and could almost be the same thing in some respects, the only differences are the outcome of the dive and what has been worn in the water. Spearfishing wetsuits are easy to spot next to a freediving competition suit and there will be other differences but that comes down to what the diver needs, such as thickness and materials used.
Wetsuit Materials and Durability
Freediving wetsuits and spearfishing wetsuits can be made in similar ways and can use the same materials, the differences lie in the materials used, either for effeciency in the water or to be more camouflaged when diving about. With a freediving suit during competition, expect the suit to be made solely of open cell (smooth) neoprene, the type where you need conditioner or soap to get on. This is because they are flexible, very effecient in the water and still warm.
Some pool freediving wetsuits use open cell neoprene (Yamamoto) on the outside to help with their effeciency underwater but will put nylon on the inside, to better hold the suit together and for it to last longer. When you are putting wetsuits on and taking them off, the open cell neoprene can potentially rip and cut very easily, hence the use of nylon on the inside.
Spearfishing wetsuits generally put the open cell neoprene on the inside, or throughout the wetsuit and nylon protective layer on the outside. This means the neoprene will keep close to your skin, trapping a thin layer of water and the nylon will protect your wetsuit from rocks and general use at sea. Spearfishing suits usually weigh a little bit more and are thicker because of these extra layers.
You will also find that they use rubber, nylon or other padded materials on parts of the wetsuit that will rub, so that a fully open cell wetsuit, inside and out will have an inner-thigh nylon section, but these are just to make the suit last longer with the constant movement against itself.
Camouflage Spearfishing Wetsuits
One thing that puts them apart from freediving wetsuits is that of a camouflage pattern outer to the suit. Is there an actual advantage using camo on a wetsuit compared to that of a solid colour, like black which are most common in the apnea wetsuit range.
Custom Fitted Wetsuits
The great thing about freediving and spearfishing wetsuits is that you can get them custom fitted to your body shape and size and for not much more than an off the peg wetsuit which is sold in bulk.
There are many companies that sell custom fitting wetsuits for apnea and you can use our finder tool to narrow those down. Go to the wetsuit finder and compare page and then select 'Custom fit' on the wetsuit size filter and you will be shown all of the wetsuits made to order.
With a custom fitted wetsuit you'll get a much better fit, which means that they will be easier to get on and off, not something easily done with wetsuits. They will keep you warmer for longer and most importantly you will be comfortable in them, knowing the fit will not put pressure on you or not fit your body size. When I wear my off the peg wetsuits, because I am 6'1" tall, I lose a bit of height around the forehead and the hood doesn't come down to my eyebrows. With a custom fitted wetsuit I wouldn't have this problem and would leave less skin exposed and would therefore be warmer when diving.
Wetsuits For Different Activities
When training for freediving you can get away with any wetsuit you want, but it's important that it fits in with your weighting system as this is one of the most important things when it comes to diving, your bouyancy. Getting this right will mean for a more relaxed dive and wearing similar wetsuits to that you compete in will help you get more relaxed in your setup.
You will want the most effecient and comfortable wetsuit you get afford for freediving competitions. The less neoprene and material, the better, as this will help you feel more relaxed and you won't have to wear as much weight to compensate for the extra buoyancy a thicker wetsuit creates.
Looking After Your Freediving and Spearfishing Wetsuits
You will want to keep your wetsuit in the best shape possible for as long as you can. We have wetsuit tops which look brand new inside and have only faded a little on the outside, even though they are over 6 years old.
Here are a few tips to keep your wetsuit in the best condition you can:
Keep your wetsuit hung up or rolled up if you need to store it somewhere. When you fold a wetsuit it will create creases which will thin the inner opencell neoprene, which isn't good for its longevity. Wetsuits get thinner over time as the air bubbles in the neoprene get smaller and the whole material compresses, hanging it will be your best choice.
After diving in your wetsuit, rinse it off with fresh water, dunk the wetsuit in some plant based soap for a few seconds and then rinse again before hanging it in a shaded but windy area. Try not to dry your wetsuits in direct sunlight as it will dry them out, fade the outer neoprene or nylon and make them stiffer and less soft.
Compare Freediving & Spearfishing Wetsuits
Use our finder tool to compare snorkeling, spearfishing and freediving fins. We have the biggest catalogue of freediving and spearfishing wetsuits and you can filter and sort them by an enourmous amount of features and specs.
On our finder table you can search for and compare as many freediving and spearfishing wetsuits that you could ever dream of. We have the biggest catalogue of off the peg and custom wetsuits from manufacturers from all around the world.
By using our filtering and sorting system you can find the perfect wetsuits for you, no matter what questions or requirements you have, we're sure you can find the perfect freediving wetsuit.
Find The Perfect Freediving and Spearfishing Wetsuit With Our Filtering Tools
We have categorised and added every specification imaginable about every wetsuit you can buy online and put the tools here for you to use to help you find the wetsuit you want. If you want a camouflage wetsuit, with velcro fastening and a custom fit, select the filters that apply and within seconds you'll get shown every single custom wetsuit manufacturer which will do a camo paint finish and put a velcro fastener on your suit, it's that simple.
Filter By Price
If you have a max price that you want to pay for a wetsuit, enter in the amount "200" and that will filter by all wetsuits in the database and show you wetsuits that cost less than $200 USD.
Filter By Wetsuit Thickness
What wetsuit thickness do you require? What do you want? If you know, just use this filter to put in the thickness and it will show you wetsuits with this exact thickness only in the table below.
Filter By Built In Hood
Do you want a hood with your wetsuit or not? Most pool disciplines for freediving don't require them and if you're diving in warmer waters a suit without a hood might be better at keeping you more comfortable and also not getting in the way of equalisation.
Filter By Camo
We love camo wetsuits, as we both freedive and spear fish, we love the look of them and if you want a camouflage wetsuit, just select "true" on this filter and you will be shown wetsuits that come in camouflage underwater patterns.
Filter By Protective Outer Lining
This lining is usually nylon but can be made of other materials, if you want a protective outer lining so that you won't rip your wetsuit open on rocks, then select "true" on this filter. This is more for the ocean adventurers and spearfishers who want to make their suit last longer. As having just open cell neoprene on the outside of your suit will mean it is more prone to getting ripped or damaged.
Filter By Wetsuit Material
There are different wetsuit materials for different circumstances and occassions. Depending on what you are doing will mean a different wetsuit material to suit the diving activity. With this filter you can specify exactly what material you want to use.
Filter By Wetsuit Fastening
If a suit comes in two pieces, bottoms and top, it will have a fastening that goes beneath your legs, known as a beaver tail. This fastening can connect to your front of your legs and hold the top half of your wetsuit in place in many different ways, velcro strap, buckles and more. If you are after a single one piece wetsuit, you'll probably be looking at a rear back zipper which will fasten your wetsuit to you.
Filter By Wetsuit Size and Custom Fitting Freediving Wetsuits
If you know what size you need or are interested in getting a custom fitting freediving and spearfishing wetsuit, then select "custom fit" on this filter. You will then be shown a list of all available wetsuit manufacturers which can make a wetsuit to your size. If you know what size you are and fit well in off the peg wetsuits, then simply select your size and you will be shown wetsuits that come in these sizes.
Filter By Body Type
This is a very important filter as men and woman have different body shapes and types. This means you will get a slightly better fit if you go for a specific male or female type wetsuit. My partner and I have been known to use each others wetsuit on occassion to see what they are like and we've also been happy sharing the suits and found that they cater for both of our body shapes.
Filter By Piece Number
Wetsuits come in one or two pieces and if you know what you are after, you can select which one you prefer and you will be shown these types of wetsuit. Usually thinner wetsuits come in 1 piece, but can also be found in 2 piece as well. For freediving and spearfishing when looking at thicker wetsuits, like 5mm or thicker, you will be looking at getting a two piece wetsuit. It is only with surfing wetsuits where the thicker suit is still a one piece. If you are in warmer water you could utilize a surf wetsuit for spearing, freediving or spearfishing, but it won't have the same movement properties or warmth as freediving and spearfishing wetsuits.
Sorting The Freediving and Spearfishing Wetsuit Finder Table
As well as being able to filter by a number of features, you can also sort and arrange the table in a way to help you find other specifics about freediving and spearfishing wetsuits. With these tools available, if you are interested in finding a cheaper wetsuit or interested in finding a wetsuit with great reviews you can do that with the sorting columns.
Sort By Freediving Rating
This is different to the freedive score and is rated by you, the freedivers, if you already own this piece of equipment, why not rate it yourself to help others in the future.
Sort By Freedive Score
This is the overall rating the wetsuit gets from all the reviews and ratings accrued from around the web.
Sort By Price Bracket
Each spearfishing and freediving wetsuit is put in to a price bracket and you can sort by these. When you do it means you will be shown wetsuits sorted by their price bracket, so it will group them together and then sort them for you so you can see similarly priced wetsuits near each other.
Sort By Price
You can sort by the price of the current wetsuit if bought new, this does not include sales which can be found online or in a store but is close to the RRP the manufacturer advertises them at.