Always wear a wetsuit?

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Gene

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I thought I had replied to this thread, but checked all nine pages and see that I hadn't.
I live in north Florida and primarily dive our local springs, caverns and caves. I always wear the only dive suit I own, an old 3mm. (My second, although I'll likely get another new one soon.)
Most of my dives are in 71 degree water for 90 minutes or so. If I'm elsewhere, like NY or CA, I'll rent a 7mm farmer john, which has worked fine for me in 41 degree water for dives as long as 90 minutes. And if I'm just doing an open water or short cavern dive with my son and daughter, I usually skip the wetsuit and just wear swim trunks with a rash-guard shirt. (Which I also wear usually in salt water in FL.)
I've always been a warm or hot natured person as compared to others. We seem to be in the minority.
 
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