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This office will close for Christmas break on Thursday, December 21. We will reopen on Monday, January 8.
I have now cut off for repairs required prior to Christmas. This means that, while your job may get done before December 21, I can't guarantee it.

 

IF YOU ARE A SYDNEY TO HOBART OR ROUND THE WORLD COMPETITOR PLEASE RING OR EMAIL IMMEDIATELY!

 

Wetsuit Repair & Alteration Services

Need a wetsuit repair ?

Trading hours are 10am-6pm,  Monday to Thursday. If you really need to come on Saturday please phone 95404774  AHEAD OF TIME for an appointment. And please understand, I am like anyone else who works through the week - I do things on the weekend!

For tips on how to care for your wetsuit see our “Suit Care” page. For Information about Drysuit repairs and alterations, please visit that page.

We repair and alter all types of wetsuits including triathlon. Many people do not realise that they do not have to put up with the discomfort of a wetsuit that does not fit properly. If your suit has "shrunk" or you are not an "off the rack" size, don't despair! Aquasea has been repairing and altering wetsuits since 1969. We are able to repair or alter most wetsuits to your requirements, and we will give you an honest assessment of whether the job is worth doing. We can let your suit out, take it in, shorten the legs and arms, replace neck and wrist seals. We do our best to alter suits such that the change is not obvious.  We put in comfort zips, wrist and ankle zips, attach pockets, kevlar knee and elbow pads, and kevlar bums. We are also able to attach Halcyon style pockets to neoprene suits.
 
If you rip your suit, or break the zipper, or the velcro closure is past its "use by", don't throw it out! Most things can be fixed, or a panel replaced. This is much more cost effective than buying a new suit.

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Before and after shots of Wetsuit where shortening has been done.

Wetsuits represent a considerable investment. Our repairs and alterations are professionally done and cost effective. Professional quality repairs that will last require the correct adhesives, specialist sewing machines adjusted to stitch rubber, UV resistant thread and considerable experience. Do not rely on the advice of your mate to use a well-known "flexible" sealer - it will ultimately damage your suit and make the problem much harder to fix.

Quotes:

Please don't ask us to quote over the phone, there are just too many variables. For example on a zip repair:

  • What sort of wetsuit?
    • Diving
    • Surfing
    • Waterskiing
    • Triathlon
    • Canyoning
  • What is wrong with the zipper?
    • The slider has come off
    • The tab on the slider has come off
    • The bottom stop is broken
    • There are teeth missing from the zip chain
    • The top stop has come off
  • The zipper is stitched in, glued in, glued and stitched....
  • The zipper is size 5, size 10 chunky, drysuit, ti-zip....

This is why we can’t quote without knowing what we are quoting on, and why we have a strict policy of sighting the damage before we quote. Please note there is a $30 charge to quote. This is refundable on the cost of the repair.

Where do I send it?

Our address is : 10 B Percival Rd Caringbah South, NSW 2229 (bottom of driveway)

Please ensure your suit is washed, dry inside and out, and free of sand and urine. We cannot work on suits that are wet or dirty, and a $16.50 per suit cleaning fee applies. We do our best to get your suit completed as quickly as possible. However, many factors influence this and we cannot guarantee an absolute time frame.

Make sure your phone number and what you want done is included with the suit. We are constantly amazed at the number of suits which arrive without paperwork or contact number!

Please note: All items are at the owner's risk whilst on site and in transit.

If you wish to drop your suit in:

Trading hours are 10am-6pm, Monday to Thursday. If you need to come outside these times, please phone 95404774 AHEAD OF TIME for an appointment. And please understand, I am like anyone else who works through the week - I do things on the weekend!

Come to the bottom of the driveway (leave your car at the top unless you enjoy reversing!)

Otherwise send the suit to 10 B Percival Rd Caringbah South, NSW 2229. Include your details, and preferably a mobile contact number, details of the damage and if possible mark it with chalk. We will notify you by text message or phone when the job is complete. Please do not include a return post bag, unless it is a satchel that will fit in the post box around the corner. Otherwise, I have to physically take it to the post office, which slows the whole process down and costs me a lot of time!

Basic Repair Costs

A few common repair prices are listed below. Please note this list is not definitive, and the price may vary depending on your suit!

Simple zip repair $41.25 Zip replacement from $66.00
Install comfort zip from $88.00 Kevlar kneepads $50 each
Attach Halcyon style pocket $73.70 Neoprene thigh pocket from $93.50
R&R semidry neckseal $121.00 R&R cone seal, ankle or wrist $61.60 each
Glue & stitch seam $30 Glue, stitch and tape seam $35.75
Patch hole or tear $38.50 R&R Ti-zip panel $170.00
R&R Velcro tab $16.50 Ankle zips with flap $49.50 each

Major alterations are done on an hourly charge and we will discuss with you at the time whether it is viable to do.