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#393368 - 11/22/10 09:44 AM Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers  
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Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers
Today’s water temperature is 82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius
Celsius to Fahrenheit
Step 1. Multiply the Celsius temperature by 1.8.
Step 2. Add 32. An example:
• 30ºC = (30 x 1.8) + 32 = 86ºF
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Step 1. Subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature.
Step 2. Divide by 1.8. An example:
• 74ºF = (74 - 32) / 1.8 = 23ºC

The dry season runs from March through May. The most predictably good weather for diving is from April through June, when the winds are normally light. Hurricanes hit Belize an average of once every six years. During winter months (mainly December, January, and February), Belize is also subject to northerners that blow down and disrupt diving for several days. Water temperature may dip as low as the 70s in the winter and reach as high as 85° in the summer.


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#393524 - 11/25/10 09:43 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers
Today’s water temperature is 82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius

Last edited by elbert; 12/01/12 08:59 AM.

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#393533 - 11/25/10 02:25 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Yay!!


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#393538 - 11/25/10 02:44 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Almost to warm. The corals like it better if its cooler!
and I expect it to drop a couple of degrees f. in December..
but still warm for divers.
Great article in the San Pedro Sun this week about the corals of our reef and bleaching.


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#393602 - 11/26/10 03:20 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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#393664 - 11/28/10 09:19 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Seashell, Yesterday the divers came back reporting 81degrees f.
It changes slowly and not day to day . 81f. is good the corals don't need any warmer than that.


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#393720 - 11/29/10 02:00 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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And that is warm enough for me also. smile But low 70's, brrrrrrrr

Thanks for this Elbert.


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#394096 - 12/04/10 08:35 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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With all the cold weather we've had lately the temperature of the water has only gone down one degree. 80 degrees f. yesterday and I think that's better for the corals.
The air temp. seems to have a slow effect on the water at depth.


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#394198 - 12/06/10 05:10 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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December 6th 81 f.


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#394209 - 12/06/10 10:22 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Thanks for the info. Water's warmer than the air today?

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#397288 - 01/14/11 04:43 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Elbert, are you taking the water temps only just under the surface? Sure, 80-81 upon entry, but most of my dives were running 75-78 . . .brrrrr . . .I was cold on this trip. All that said, wish I was still there. frown


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#397313 - 01/14/11 06:42 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Its at depth and I'll let you know what it says after the morning dive Saturday.


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#397495 - 01/16/11 08:46 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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OK, thanks.


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#397506 - 01/17/11 08:28 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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All the cool air has brought the water temperature down to 79f.and 78f.
It takes a long time for the water temp to change but the persistent cold air has it a little cooler.
Divers are wearing shorties and some long wet suits.


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#397822 - 01/19/11 10:49 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Thanks for the update

#399019 - 01/30/11 08:07 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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What is the current water temp?

#399049 - 01/31/11 07:00 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Still 79f. Its slow to change and probably not going to this week with a cold snap on the way.


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#408903 - 05/30/11 08:37 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Summer is here and the water temperature is running 82-83F.
any warmer and we start to have problems with jelly blooms and stress on the corals.


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#412882 - 07/31/11 05:04 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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August 1st and its 83f.
recent rains haven't cooled it much.
almost to warm.


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#412890 - 07/31/11 08:19 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Elbert, I hate to tell you this but.... its actually July 31st.

#412905 - 07/31/11 08:53 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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oops!


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#412926 - 07/31/11 01:15 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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I always felt island time was different as well Elbert laugh


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#414159 - 08/18/11 06:10 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Here is one for the record books. The divers returning just now reporting on their computers a Water Temp. at Hol Chan Today August 18th 2:pm is 88f..
It had a light outgoing current to help it.


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#414162 - 08/18/11 07:23 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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That is pretty darned warm water.

#414165 - 08/18/11 07:36 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Eek.

#414182 - 08/19/11 07:05 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Manatee like cooler water and its been so warm in the bay and river that they have been retreating to the sea side of the reef.
Its a good time of year for spotting them in unusual places.


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#414194 - 08/19/11 09:34 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Originally Posted by elbert
Manatee like cooler water and its been so warm in the bay and river that they have been retreating to the sea side of the reef.
Its a good time of year for spotting them in unusual places.
Took a snorkel trip to CC last week. Saw manatees for the first time up-close. Nice.


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#417450 - 09/30/11 09:11 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers
Today’s water temperature is 82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius
September 30th

With the dead calm seas for the last two days we've developed a slight thermocline, normally its almost undetectable but the absence of wind has given us 84f. at the surface and 82 f. degrees at depth.


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#417475 - 09/30/11 02:20 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Several years back at Hol Chan - because the sea is so shallow and over bright yellow sand - the water tempature was 90 - like a hot bath - almost made me sick.
But the good news is that - as Elbert reports - it's usually about 82.


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#421358 - 11/08/11 06:27 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Its November now and the water is cooling especially with all the October rain, but still as far as cold water goes we just don't have it!
According to the DM's today's temp. at depth was 80f. surface was also 80f.
Still a shortie wet suit feels good and the boat ride back is chilly enough for a light jacket.


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#423921 - 12/02/11 08:43 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Its December and Ambergris Caye has had a week of cool weather. The Caribbean waters at the Barrier Reef have dropped to 78f./26c. still warm by most standards but chilly for the local divemasters but good for the corals.


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#423978 - 12/02/11 03:47 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Brrr . . . need my hood at that temp.


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#427009 - 01/07/12 07:03 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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January's starting temperatures are 79-80f.
The visibility was 100'+ yesterday. The coolness of the water doesn't allow some plankton growth that effects visibility.


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#427890 - 01/15/12 01:34 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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January 15th and the average water temp has been 81F. or 27. Degrees Celsius.
Rarely is there a thermocline, due to the tides and turbulence.


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#430764 - 02/17/12 03:17 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Woa! Spring has Sprung!
Today’s water temperature is 82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius
February 17th


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#439607 - 06/02/12 04:52 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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June 2nd and the water temperature at depth is 82f.or 27.7 Celsius.
Turtle mating is triggered by the water temp as well as the time of the year and the Loggerheads are cruising the reef on Ambergris.
I expect it to be 83f.+ in a few weeks.


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#441967 - 07/05/12 05:52 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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July, and we hit a whopping 84f. yesterday! Warm like bathwater for the divers but not healthy for the corals.


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#444550 - 08/14/12 02:47 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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August 14th We have a water temperature of 86f. today. Its a delight for divers but also for the jellies and hydroids.
almost too warm.


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#444553 - 08/14/12 03:14 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Don't storms like 86f too?

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How about pica-pica


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#445301 - 08/27/12 01:39 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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The pica has not been bad this year, but true they like warm water.


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#449423 - 10/22/12 04:56 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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October 22nd. Divers off the Best Buddy came back yesterday with readings of 82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius. November is coming but its towards the end of November that the temperature starts to cool and gives the corals some relief from the summers warm water.
2 mil Shorties still seem to be all the divers need.


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#449436 - 10/22/12 08:29 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Has this rain pushed the particulants down making for clearer water?


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#449439 - 10/22/12 08:50 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Seems just the opposite, vis is way down but a bad day around here is still the best most of them have seen :-)


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#467711 - 07/05/13 04:19 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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July 5th 2013 the temperature today was measured by me at a depth of 60 feet to be 82 degrees f. surface temperature was the same. The sea state at the surface was turbulent.


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#469921 - 08/10/13 03:42 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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August 9th
82F. or 27.7 Degrees Celsius at depth. This is still very warm for the corals.
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#477060 - 11/10/13 05:08 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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November 9th 2013.
80 f. at depth :-)


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#481828 - 01/05/14 10:59 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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January 2014 Divers coming back from the morning dive are reporting 80f./26Celsius at depth with 80 feet visibility.


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#481829 - 01/05/14 11:01 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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#483399 - 01/18/14 01:38 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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January 18th 2014- 3:30 (Right Now) the divers coming back onto the dock are reporting 77 f. at 50 feet of depth.
That's chilly for us.


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#498147 - 11/19/14 04:27 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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December Water Temperatures
The month of December is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 82°F above the surface throughout the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 77°F only one day in ten.
Below the surface the December water temperatures last year averaged 80 degrees f. at depth.
2 mil wet-suits seem to do the trick.
Where we get chilly is the boat ride back to shore. A windbreaker or light jacket for the boat ride feels good.


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#500209 - 01/22/15 03:44 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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Divers are returning to the dock with reports of 80f at depth. Today is January 22.


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#514340 - 06/12/16 08:15 AM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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June 12th 2016.
Divers came back from the dive with readings of 82f. at depth. This year has been very light with the //ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/picapica.html but it's early in the summer yet.


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#523688 - 05/23/17 08:02 PM Re: Ambergris Cayes water temperature for divers [Re: elbert]  
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The Mexico Rocks Night Dive reading this evening at 7:30 pm was 83 f. or 28.3 C.

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