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1st post - water temps? #91039
08/23/04 06:46 PM
08/23/04 06:46 PM
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kastawayz Offline OP
kastawayz  Offline OP
Hi all, thanks for maintaining such an awesome source of info.

We're coming soon - 9/2-9/7, and will be doing a lot of snorkeling. We were there last December and the water was COLD, perhaps unusually so. I see water temps average ~84 in September, but am wondering what it's really like right now, and whether I should pack a shorty.

Also - if you had to choose your favorite 3-4 snorkel sites (day trip-able), where would they be? Tour operator recommendations would be welcome too.


Re: 1st post - water temps? #91040
08/23/04 10:09 PM
08/23/04 10:09 PM
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Northern California
LaurieMar Offline
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Just got back a few days ago and the water is fine. The local news said about 84-85 degrees. Enjoy!

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91041
08/24/04 09:19 AM
08/24/04 09:19 AM
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MALIBU Offline
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I particularly enjoyed Mexico Rocks in July

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91042
08/24/04 11:18 AM
08/24/04 11:18 AM
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pasadena, TX, USA
Tom Offline
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Just got back on the 17th and found the water very warm 84 to 85 is a good guess. The water clarity was excellant and found alot of new growth of sponge especially in the Mexico Rocks area. I like that area even though the water is a little deeper there because I often get to see schools of squid. They are great to follow and watch. Saw a small group of 4 that looked like a mother teaching her 3 youngsters what to do next, it was great to watch. I also like hovering over some of the large coral formations and looking deep into them to see all of the activity going on in there. There are so many of the large sea urchins among the corals it is a wonder that they are not being harvested for their food qualities. I did not the lack of large schools of the larger fish such as Yellowtails and Trigger and Angelfish. Snorkeling has improved alot since Hurricanes Mitch (who dumped alot of sand on everything) and Keith (who helped push it off I guess coming from the other direction). It is good to see all of the new growth in the corals and especially the sponges.

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91043
08/24/04 08:10 PM
08/24/04 08:10 PM
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kastawayz Offline OP
kastawayz  Offline OP
Thanks - looks like we'll definitely be checking out Mexico Rocks...and I'll skip the shorty. Malibu & Kat - which tour operators did you use?

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91044
08/24/04 08:43 PM
08/24/04 08:43 PM
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Houston, Texas
Windjammer Offline
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Look up Tulu & no shorty cool

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91045
08/25/04 04:51 PM
08/25/04 04:51 PM
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eagleray Offline
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I returned on August 13th. The water was 86F at 60 feet deep, about 81F at 110 feet deep and a completely bathtub warm 90F at the surface.

Re: 1st post - water temps? #91046
08/25/04 05:54 PM
08/25/04 05:54 PM
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kastawayz Offline OP
kastawayz  Offline OP
hey all smile mr.k here...
thanks for the replies..the mrs. doesnt like when the waters cold...she is relieved to see the temp is so nice. ..we're both looking forward to a great time.

btw.... does anyone have specs for combining a beer dispensing hat with a snorkle?
my web search oddly turned up nada frown

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