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    1. jimthediver
      Hi Dale,

      Your question sure takes me back. I haven't dove the wrecks off Alpena since 1992. The last ten years we were using drysuits so we were pretty much immune to the water temps. However back in the day..... we did wetsuits. Spring water temps were mid 50s to upper 40s down to the thermocline which was usually around 100 feet. By mid to late Summer the surface water, down to about 20 feet or so is usually upper fifties to mid sixties, some years even warmer. Hot if you're in a drysuit, wonderfull in a wetsuit! After the warm surface water its back to reality, 50s to 40s down to the thermocline. Below 100 its near 40 degrees year round. Last wetsuits we were wearing consisted of a 1/4 inch hooded T, 1/4 inch farmer johns w/ attached boots and 1/4 inch jacket. It was brutal getting into those things on a hot day!I would say that the minimum suit for summer diving comfort down to 90-100 ft would be 7 MM farmer john, jacket and cold water hood. Hope that helps.

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    that is my biz
    Dive History:
    Well lets see here....I got wo the year I got done with high school then went into the navy, I did alot of diving in the navy, I did more after I got out, and I still dive alot. I don't pay to go on those " reef and pretty fish" dives, I dive alot in lakes and rivers but really I will dive in most all waters. I'm not above scrapping the bottom of boats for money nor will I past up recovery work.
    Certification History:
    got my ow c-card from the YMCA but they don't keep rcords back past "84" I had to get another from PADI a few years back.
    # of Logged Dives:
    I just don't log dives
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Avon 3.8 Rover, 3,200lbs air copressor, Posidon 1st 2st Reg, Aqulung 1st 2st Reg,Scuba pro 1st 2st Reg, 7 alu 80's, 1 13ft alu, Zeagle ranger bcd, sea quest bcd, sea teck bcd, 7mm semi dry, 3mm farmer john, 5mm hooded vest, 2mm jacket, 5mm gloves, 2mm gloves, Scuba pro mask, aqualung mask, tusa fins, ab biller 32 spel spear gun, suntto computer, dive rite computer, tusa depth gauge, suntto compass, 5 meg camrea, dive rite reel, lift bag, and much more scuba junk then I can recall now.
    Rebreather Experience:
    I'll tell yea if I meet yea


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