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#32565 - 12/25/00 08:25 PM water temp  
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We are concerned about the water temp. We have shortys, but wonder if we need to bring regular wet suits. Any suggestions?

#32566 - 12/26/00 10:59 AM Re: water temp  
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we don't use em. t-shirt for skin protection, water temp is 82 or so.....

#32567 - 12/26/00 11:26 AM Re: water temp  
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Marty-Would that be true for scuba diving as well as snorkeling?

#32568 - 12/27/00 03:09 PM Re: water temp  
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I get cold very very very easily when I dive. I dove in Belize in March and was very cold with a shorty. However, other people were fine with the shorty and some people did not even wear wet suits. Burr!!! This time I am bringing a full 3 mm.

#32569 - 12/27/00 03:39 PM Re: water temp  
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Are there places to rent wet suits on the North end of the island?

#32570 - 12/27/00 06:49 PM Re: water temp  
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I have a Henderson Polartex which supposedly is equal to a 3 mil shortly - way too hot! We use Lycra skins over a swim suit, as much for protection from the sun as anything else.
My dive buddy is long and lanky and gets cold easily and was comfortable in a Lycra skin. We have dived there in October and January and the water was about 82 both times.
I wouldn't count on renting anything any place on the island. You would be taking a big chance if you feel you really need something.

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#32571 - 12/29/00 04:05 PM Re: water temp  
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For me, that is true for scuba diving as well as snorkeling.

others may like a thin scuba shortie. me, i don't get cold so easy, i just like a t-shirt. and really prefer not having that.

#32572 - 12/29/00 04:06 PM Re: water temp  
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Most dive shops have very nice equipment they can rent. The equipment in the shops there is better than what we have in Oregon for quality, at the rental places...

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