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jo8243
09-17-2007, 16:33
What are typical water temps in Grand Cayman in mid-Nov?

ccarter
09-20-2007, 11:24
I'd like to know as well..

2mm shorty going to be good? I used this last year in Bonaire in November and was more than fine.

jo8243
09-20-2007, 14:02
I'm planning on wearing a 1mm fullsuit unless I hear that the water may be under 80F.

coralcrazed
09-20-2007, 14:13
I would think that under the thermocline its in the high 70's I could be wrong though...

jo8243
09-20-2007, 14:30
I would think that under the thermocline its in the high 70's I could be wrong though...

I'm surprised to hear that there is a thermocline at scuba diving depths. I've never encountered one (at least not one that I've noticed) in the caribbean before.

coralcrazed
09-20-2007, 16:14
I would think that under the thermocline its in the high 70's I could be wrong though...

I'm surprised to hear that there is a thermocline at scuba diving depths. I've never encountered one (at least not one that I've noticed) in the caribbean before.
I too am resistant to cold somewhat... but there are thermoclines that you will notice from time to time if paying attention. you can also see this if you wear a dive computer and temp drops all of the sudden in a matter of 3-4 feet to 5-6 degrees less than that above the thermocline. remember that the sun can not penetrate the dense sea air as it does air itself... saltwater is 800 times denser than air.

ianr33
09-20-2007, 16:57
This is a dive from Cayman last July. Temperature was a constant 84 degrees all the way down to 150. (Well it was 85 on the very surface )

Viz was probably not much more than 100 feet either. Its a tough life :smiley36:

ccarter
09-20-2007, 18:15
This is a dive from Cayman last July. Temperature was a constant 84 degrees all the way down to 150. (Well it was 85 on the very surface )

Viz was probably not much more than 100 feet either. Its a tough life :smiley36:
What's that dive log program you're using on your Mac?

ianr33
09-20-2007, 21:36
This is a dive from Cayman last July. Temperature was a constant 84 degrees all the way down to 150. (Well it was 85 on the very surface )

Viz was probably not much more than 100 feet either. Its a tough life :smiley36:
What's that dive log program you're using on your Mac?

It is from a Sensus Pro dive logger (now the Sensus Ultra)
http://reefnet.ca/products/sensus/

Real easy to use. I like mine a lot.

RECDiver
09-21-2007, 00:09
Water temp should be about 80 degrees. I wore a 3mm at Thanksgiving a couple of years ago at GC.

keyshunter
09-21-2007, 05:59
Temps usually average about 80 in mid Nov. I usually wear a 1 mil fullsuit until about mid Nov, but, I take a 3 mil full along, just in case. However, there are vast differences in cold tolerance among individuals.

ccarter
09-21-2007, 08:51
Temps usually average about 80 in mid Nov. I usually wear a 1 mil fullsuit until about mid Nov, but, I take a 3 mil full along, just in case. However, there are vast differences in cold tolerance among individuals.
Thanks for the info :smiley20: Looks like I'll be taking my shorty and maybe the 1mm fullsuit just in case.