Written by Chris Wright - Abalone Diver, Hell Fisherman, Fearless Surfer, Adrenaline Junkie
The following is a testimonial I wrote for Don Munro from Triple X on their new commercial divesuits because I was so impressed with them.
For the past 14-15 years i’ve been wearing triple X wetsuits for surfing & reckon they are as good as the best wetsuits i’ve used, they are definitely the warmest & most flexible i’ve ever worn, particularly the mega stretch suits. I then started using them for diving & found their thin light weight titanium steamers extra warm & great as an under suit, plus also found I needed less weights because of the low buoyancy of their wetsuits.
I helped in the development of their new 7mm & 9mm commercial 2 piece hooded divesuits. I now use both these suits when abalone diving & have no hesitation in saying they are the best commercial suits i’ve ever used. I’m able to get in & out of them without the assistance of my deckie…something i’ve never been able to do with any of the 7mm or 9mm wetsuits i’ve used in the past.
There are other added advantages i’m impressed with that really help throughout the course of a day’s diving, the fact i’m more flexible & carrying fewer weights i’m able to move around easier & more comfortably. Depending on conditions I wear a combination of the 7mm & 9mm together, surface temperatures at Marlo (at the entrance of the Snowy River) gets as low as 12-13 °C.
As for wear I've found with two suits i'm getting two seasons use. I believe Triple X is on a winner, I know the word is spreading around Mallacoota & Eden by the number of fellow ab divers now using them & saying how stoked they are.