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Water Temp #80160
02/11/04 01:51 PM
02/11/04 01:51 PM
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cromedomer Offline OP
cromedomer  Offline OP
Will be diving in AC in ten days and was wondering how much rubber to pack. Anyone know what the water temp is currently?

Re: Water Temp #80161
02/11/04 02:45 PM
02/11/04 02:45 PM
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Bobber Offline
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I logged between 80 and 82 last week. Comfortable.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: Water Temp #80162
02/11/04 03:14 PM
02/11/04 03:14 PM
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It's really a matter of preference and the number of days you will be diving. I just completed 10 dives in Maui, water temps were 78░, and because I was doing so many consecutive dives I chose a full 3-mil, just to ward off the cummulative effects that multi-day diving has on the core temps. Was perfectly comfy for all the dives. It also depends on how much "rubber" you carry with you on a daily basis (body fat), the leaner you are, the more chilled you can become and vice versa.
I've heard anything from diveskin to 3-mil full is acceptable for Belize. Enjoy! laugh

Re: Water Temp #80163
02/11/04 06:16 PM
02/11/04 06:16 PM
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seashell Offline
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I dive day after day, 2-4 dives per day when in Belize. I always wear a full 3 mm. Actually, come to think of it, I wear my full 3mm, everywhere I dive. That is because, as the prior poster mentioned, it helps with my core temperature over numerous dives.

If I were only doing one or two dives, then a shorty would probably be enough.

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Re: Water Temp #80164
02/11/04 06:42 PM
02/11/04 06:42 PM
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wonderwoman Offline
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2 mm shorty is enough for here! Booties not needed. Bring a windbreaker for boat ride.

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Re: Water Temp #80165
02/11/04 09:08 PM
02/11/04 09:08 PM
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San Francisco
Sam Scuba Offline
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I'm a small woman and do 3 dives most days. Usually my 2 mm Polartech is sufficient for the first 2 dives. I put on a 3 mm shorty for the 3rd dive. For a night dive I usually wear a hat (yeah, I'm a baby). We're packing for a trip on 2/20 and am resisting packing my 3 mm farmer john. Hope I'm right.

Re: Water Temp #80166
02/12/04 09:44 AM
02/12/04 09:44 AM
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cromedomer Offline OP
cromedomer  Offline OP
Thanks for the info, we'll be diving two or three times a day/night so we're be packing 3mm stuff.

Re: Water Temp #80167
02/12/04 12:46 PM
02/12/04 12:46 PM

I dive all the time in Belize and always wear a lycra skin. Haven't work any neoprene on a recreational dive in two years, though longer and deeper tech dives do demand a bit more.....

Re: Water Temp #80168
02/14/04 01:47 PM
02/14/04 01:47 PM
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oregon, spr
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Marty  Online Happy
i hate clothes and dive with shorts only all the time. i don't like that rubbery crap on my skin


course i've never been below 150 feet or so...

but Peters a pro so i'd go by his word for sure.

Re: Water Temp #80169
02/14/04 05:56 PM
02/14/04 05:56 PM
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john robertsdenver Offline
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hey just a matter of note.. i'm 6 3 and 230 and was in A/C 21 jan to 28 jan and did 10 dives only shorts and T shirt, a nice wind breaker with hood is nice for the ride and i could have used a shorty 2-3 mil and been very happy..I was ok and happy but a shorty would have been even better

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