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jessepcvfd6

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In Warner water? I'm going to Panama city Beach this weekend for a dive and the above water temp is upper 90s. My wife got me a 5mm body glove wetsuit and this will be my first dive in it. Do y'all think it'll be alright using in water they'll be pretty warm?


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I would say yes . I dive a 5mil off Pompano Beach and am fine ,If I get a little warm I would just flush some fresh water into the suit though the neck. If you do multiple dives a day it will help you keep your core temp. You will all so have to keep in mind that every one feels hot and cold differently . body mass plays a part to . Thin people have a tendency to get colder quicker (less insulation)and some one with more weight / mass will feel warmer (more insulation).So in short it all depends on how you tolerate cold and or heat.
 

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Rather be hot than cold and I'm a teddy bear lol. Thanks though. I've been so nervous about this.

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I am sorry, did I read correct that you plan to use 5mm wet-suit with gloves in 90F (32C) and more water ?
I think it will be really hot.
Probably I understood not correct what is mean "5mm body glove wetsuit".
If it is gloves only, it might be ok, but 1mm will be better anyway from my point of view.
 

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Yeah I'll have 1.5 mm gloves on along with 5mm wetsuit. Idk what the water temp is but top side is avg mid 90s

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I think I'm just going to be a man and go with it. If I get to hot I'll just open the suit and let some in. Thanks for the info.

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I wear a full 5mm in the tropics, I've never felt too warm. I'm skinny and feel the cold. Unless you have a very high tolerance to cold I think you'll be fine in a 5mm, if you feel too warm you can always open the neck and let some fresh water in to cool down a bit. There is not much you can do if you're cold. Being cold is s great way to ruin a dive. I loath being cold. Good luck.
 

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I usually wear a 3mm but a 5mm will be fine,the water there is cooler than 90.
 

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No way I would die 90 degrees in a thick suit ???
 
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