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water temperature Deep South Maldives in Januari

Discussion in 'Maldives' started by ClairevL, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. ClairevL

    ClairevL Angel Fish

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    We booked a 2-week Deep South liveaboard for January and were wondering what kind of wetsuits to bring. Could anyone tell me what the water temperature will be approximately? The company that we booked with told us the water temperature would be around 28 degrees, but there will be thermoclines. If the water is really this warm, I think I'd be fine with my 2.5 mm (and I'll bring my+ 3 mm top as extra layer). However, I also heard that Deep South can be 22 degrees, which is a huge difference...

    I hope someone could give me some more information on this. Thanks very much!
     
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Last year I wore my 3mm but lots of other divers were comfy in shorties. Lots of hooking in and shark watching, so in my opinion, a diver will be more comfy in a 3mm. I wore my beanie hood more often as the days went by and a couple of the dive guides were in full suits with hoods too but bith of those guides are pretty slim. Maybe they get cold faster, dunno.
     
  3. ClairevL

    ClairevL Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: The Netherlands
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    Thanks so much for your reply, chillyInCanada! That sounds like warm water:) Were you also in the Deep South, Huvadhoo and Fuvahmullah (it does sound like that with the hooking and shark watching;-))? I heard this could be quite different from the central part in terms of water temperature.
     

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