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I was renting tanks in Monterey and they asked me how much experience I had diving in cold water. I asked them what the water temp out in the bay was? 52. I told them in Michigan that isn't considered cold water.My idea of warm water is above the thermocline at a local lake or quarry - it was 65 yesterday at a lake up in WI down to 20ft. Or in a FL cave where it might be 70-72.
You really need to invest in a dry suit with a good dry gloves system and a good hood (I recommend K-01, by far the warmest of the 8-ish hoods I have).I am a new diver in the Puget Sound area and have only done cold water dives. How different does it feel diving in warm water? Do you notice changes in your air consumption from not having to expend as much energy keeping warm? I use a 7mm farmer john wetsuit and at the end of dive 2 I there is little better than a heated shower/drink.
Apologies if this has been asked recently, I poked around using the search function but didn’t see anything.
8 Diving is where I did my OW cert and has been my home dive shop. They have taken great care of me there and are definitely good people with a lot of knowledge. Happy to see them getting a shout out here YSS dive in Hoodsport has also saved my bacon a couple of times diving in the Hoodsport area.shop 8 in Des Moines