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Who Needs a wetsuit for tropical water diving anyway?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Gary_Ward, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. NorCalDM

    NorCalDM Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vacaville California
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    I'm in the always wear a wetsuit camp and it has nothing to do with scrapes, stings or touching the reef but the older I get the colder I get. Most or my travel is dive related so I'm in the water a lot. My wetsuit gauge is as follows: 50 - 70 deg. full 8mm with hood, 70 - 85 full 5mm and 85+ full 3mm I also bring a 2mm vest just in case. It easier to cool down then to chase the warmth.
     
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  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    When I'm diving in the tropics and subtropics, I always wear a full 3/2mm wetsuit. Protects me fairly well from stingers.
     
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  3. racanichou

    racanichou Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    I also always wear a full 3mm wetsuit in warm water for the reasons already stated.
     
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