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Re: Water Temperatures? #65338
03/26/03 03:33 AM
03/26/03 03:33 AM
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dbdoberman, you are a better man than I. wink

Even in 84 degree water, I wear my 3 mm. Not because I need it on every dive but because of the cumulative effect on my core temp. That said, I don't need to wear my beanie when the water is that warm.


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Water Temperatures? #65339
03/26/03 12:27 PM
03/26/03 12:27 PM
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Thanks all! 82-84 eh? Nice. I must confess... I am a warm water wimp. I have to tell you, when we dive on live-aboards in warm water, not only do I wear a 3mm full wetsuit, but I also wear a 3mm tank type shorty over it. It is the 5 dives a day that makes me require it. We did a live-aboard in Palau in 87 degree water with just a 3mm on, and we were freezing after the 4th dive. Amazing how important that core temperature is.

Yes! Yes! Yes! I am very excited! I think I will go pack my gear again! 3 days and counting! laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh

Re: Water Temperatures? #65340
03/27/03 08:16 AM
03/27/03 08:16 AM
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I love diving wearing the very least possible. If I were diving multiple dives daily tho, yup - a 3mm. I was hoping to get by on just taking a shorty and a lined diveskin, as I am only doing 2 dives daily. Might have to rethink that for the Blue Hole trip and the night dive.

Albatross! 2 days and a wakeup! smile life is good!

Re: Water Temperatures? #65341
03/27/03 06:40 PM
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Dbdoberman - It sounds like that is going to work great for you. Even though I generally get chilled before others do, a 3mm suit worked fine for me for 2 dives/day in Cozumel. Water temp was about 81. Oh boy, Oh boy, two days indeed!

Re: Water Temperatures? #65342
03/27/03 07:01 PM
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If you find me and my girlfriend I will buy the first drink but she leaves on monday-you better be quick.

Re: Water Temperatures? #65343
03/27/03 11:48 PM
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thanks Peter, hope to see you.....I should meet the lady before I attend the wedding, don't you think? wink

Re: Water Temperatures? #65344
04/06/03 07:23 PM
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Am returning to AC on 4/14!! Hurray! counting the days (it's gonna snow 6 inches tomorrow here in NYC!) Got my scuba gear and ticket in hand. Who can tell me what are the 5 best scuba sites?

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