Choosing a wetsuit seems challenging at first.  However, knowing what to look for makes the process quite simple.

Snorkel City Kids' 3/2mm Full WetsuitConsider the thickness of the suit first.  For most vacation destinations, like Florida, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands, a thickness of 2 or 3 millimeters will be fine.  A 3mm suit is thick enough to add warmth without any excess neoprene to impede movement.

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin.  Wetsuits work by trapping a thin layer of water against the body and slowing the loss of body heat.  To work properly, your wetsuit should fit snugly while still allowing the movement necessary to snorkel.

We strongly advise trying on your suit at home before you get in the water.  The suit should be tightest around your wrists, ankles, and neck (or arms, legs and neck if wearing a shorty suit).  If these sealing points are too loose, they will allow water flow through the suit and prevent you from warming up.  The suit should fit close to your body throughout.  If you can't zip the suit on your own, don't worry--that's why you have snorkeling buddies!

Snorkel City's Wetsuits

Manufacturer's Size Charts
Deep See Kids' 2mm ShortyDeep See Kids' 2 mm Shorty
Wetsuit SizeClothing Size
Height (ft.)
Weight (lbs.)
X-Small4 - 63' 4" - 3' 8"45 - 55
Small6 - 83' 8" - 4' 4"50 - 60
Medium8 - 104' 4" - 4' 8"55 - 70
Med/Large9 - 124' 6" - 4' 10"65 - 80
Large10 - 12
4' 7" - 5'70 - 85
X-Large12 - 144' 10" - 5' 3"85 - 100
XX-Large14 - 16
5' 2" - 5' 6"100 - 115
XXX-Large14 - 165'3" - 5' 7"115 - 130
Deep See Kids' 6/5/4 Full WetsuitDeep See Kids' 6/5/4 mm Full Wetsuit
Wetsuit SizeClothing Size
Height (ft.)
Weight (lbs.)
X-Small4 - 63' 4" - 3' 8"45 - 55
Small6 - 83' 8" - 4' 4"50 - 60
Medium8 - 104' 4" - 4' 8"55 - 70
Med/Large9 - 124' 6" - 4' 10"65 - 80
Large10 - 12
4' 7" - 5'70 - 85
X-Large12 - 144' 10" - 5' 3"85 - 100
XX-Large14 - 16
5' 2" - 5' 6"100 - 115
XXX-Large14 - 165'3" - 5' 7"115 - 130
Deep See 3mm Front Zip ShortyDeep See 3 mm Front Zip Shorty
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
Small5' 6" - 5' 8"140-15035-36.530-3135.5
Medium5' 8" - 5' 10"150-16536.5-3831-3337.5
Med/Large5' 9" - 6'160-18038.5-4033-3539.5
Large5' 11" - 6' 1"175-19540.5-42.535-3741.5
X-Large6' - 6' 3"190-22042.5-4436-3943.5
XX-Large6' 1" - 6' 4"210-23043.5-4638-4245.5
XXX-Large6' 2" - 6' 5"220-24045.5-4841-4447.5
Mares Tropic 2.5mm SHE DIVES Women's ShortyMares Tropic 2.5 mm SHE DIVES Women's Shorty
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)
65' 2" - 5' 4"110-12530-3223-25
8
5' 5" - 5' 7"125-14032-3425-27
105' 7" - 5' 9"
140-15534-3627-29
125' 8" - 5' 10"155-170
36-3829-31
145' 9" - 5' 11"170-18538-4031-33
165' 11" - 6' 1"185-200
41-4434-38
Mares Tropic 3 mm SHE DIVES full wetsuitMares Tropic 3 mm SHE DIVES Women's Full Wetsuit
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)
65' 2" - 5' 4"110-12530-3223-25
8
5' 5" - 5' 7"125-14032-3425-27
105' 7" - 5' 9"
140-15534-3627-29
125' 8" - 5' 10"155-170
36-3829-31
145' 9" - 5' 11"170-18538-4031-33
165' 11" - 6' 1"185-200
41-4434-38
Snorkel City 2mm Men's ShortySnorkel City 2 mm Men's Shorty
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
Small5' 7" - 5' 9"135-15536-3829-3135-37
Medium5' 9" - 5' 11"150-17538-4031-3337-39
Med/Large5' 11" - 6'170-19538-4031-3337-39
Large5' 11" - 6' 1"190-21540-4233-3539-41
X-Large6' - 6' 2"210-23542-4435-3741-43
XX-Large6' 2" - 6' 4"230-25544-4637-39

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XXX-Large6' 3" - 6' 4"240-26046-4839-4146-47
Snorkel City 2mm Women's ShortySnorkel City 2 mm Women's Shorty
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
45' - 5' 3"95-10531-3321-2332-34
65' 2" - 5' 5"105-11533-3523-2534-36
85' 4" - 5' 7"
115-13035-3725-2736-38
105' 5" - 5' 8"130-14537-3927-2938-40
125' 6" - 5' 9"150-16539-4129-3140-42
145' 8" - 5' 10"150-17041-4331-33

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Snorkel City 3mm Men's Full wetsuitSnorkel City 3 mm Men's Full Wetsuit
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
Small5' 7" - 5' 9"135-15536-3829-3135-37
Medium5' 9" - 5' 11"150-17538-4031-3337-39
Med/Large5' 11" - 6'170-19538-4031-3337-39
Large5' 11" - 6' 1"190-21540-4233-3539-41
X-Large6' - 6' 2"210-23542-4435-3741-43
XX-Large6' 2" - 6' 4"230-25544-4637-39

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XXX-Large6' 3" - 6' 4"240-26046-4839-4146-47
Snorkel City 3mm Women's Full wetsuitSnorkel City 3 mm Women's Full Wetsuit
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
45' - 5' 3"95-10531-3321-2332-34
65' 2" - 5' 5"105-11533-3523-2534-36
85' 4" - 5' 7"
115-13035-3725-2736-38
105' 5" - 5' 8"130-14537-3927-2938-40
125' 6" - 5' 9"150-16539-4129-3140-42
145' 8" - 5' 10"150-17041-4331-33

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Snorkel City 2mm Kids' ShortySnorkel City 2 mm Kids' Shorty
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
64' 4" - 4' 6"35-50242126
84' 6" - 4' 8"50-66262327
104' 8" - 4' 10"
65-80272429
124' 10" - 5'80-95292631
145' - 5' 2"95-105312833
Snorkel City 3/2mm Kids' full wetsuitSnorkel City 3/2 mm Kids' Full Wetsuit
Wetsuit SizeHeight (ft.)Weight (lbs.)Chest (in.)Waist (in.)Hips (in.)
44' 2" - 4' 4"
Under 35
64' 4" - 4' 6"
35-50242126
84' 6" - 4' 8"
50-66262327
104' 8" - 4' 10"65-80272429
124' 10" - 5'80-95292631
145' - 5' 2"95-1053128

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