Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
diving with wet suits #24260
08/11/00 08:14 PM
08/11/00 08:14 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 14
Edson, Alberta, Canada
Duke222 Offline OP
Duke222  Offline OP
Huh!!!! I'm getting some conflicting reports
on weather I should wear a wet suit or not when diving. will I get cold on second and deep dives. I will listen to any opinion on the matter

Re: diving with wet suits #24261
08/11/00 10:08 PM
08/11/00 10:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,925
papashine Offline
papashine  Offline
No, you do not need a wet suit, a set of skins if you want. I usually just wear a bathing suit. you might want to bring a light jacket for the ride back to the dock as after a dive or two you may become chilled. Have fun.

Reality..What a concept!
Re: diving with wet suits #24262
08/15/00 01:41 PM
08/15/00 01:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 162
Michigan, USA
MamaLiz Offline
MamaLiz  Offline
The reason you are getting conflicting reports is because cold tolerance is such a subjective area. I won't get into a swimming pool unless it's at least 86, anything less than that is too cold for me, but then the kids are in as soon as it hits 74. The same differences occur in diving. No one can tell you if you will need a wetsuit because no one else but you knows when you feel cold. Glance back in your diving log at previous dives and what you wore for what temps then compare that to the average water temps for the time of year you are going.
And if you really can't make up your mind, bring the suit and take it off or put it on as need be. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Whatever you decide, enjoy yourself, you are in for an incredible trip.

Re: diving with wet suits #24263
08/15/00 04:46 PM
08/15/00 04:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 49
Houston,Tx. USA
Jonathan Offline
Jonathan  Offline
Totally agree with MamaLiz. Everyones physical make-up is diff. plus if your making multiple dives on consecutive days, I dont care if your a sealion your bodies core tempature will drop.

Re: diving with wet suits #24264
08/16/00 12:06 PM
08/16/00 12:06 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 64
tucson, az
fred Offline
fred  Offline
skins do not reall provide any thermal value, but that is what i usually use. I also carry my 1.5mm and have used that on several occaision. the blue hole can get chilly at 130+ feet. you might try a polartech, as they actually provide a bit of warmth.

this meesage created by 100% recycled electrons
Re: diving with wet suits #24265
08/23/00 12:21 PM
08/23/00 12:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 12
Jackson, MS 39201
grand10s Offline
grand10s  Offline
I plan on wearing my 3mm Henderson Gold suit next week in AC not for warmth but for protection - would rather accidentially bump into something with a layer between!!!

Gale G. LeGrand

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
San Pedro Fun Finder
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 80 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1