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PFD305
10-30-2007, 16:49
Heading down to the Keys for two weeks in december and back in the summer. Any suggestions on wetsuit thickness? Full or Shorty?

Stingray Brett
10-30-2007, 17:01
I would say Full

Capt Hook
10-30-2007, 17:31
Full 3 mil. although my wife will more than likely be using a skin!

couped243
10-30-2007, 17:45
I dive Florida all the time and I use a full. Not that it's cold just for the protection it affords.

divingmedic
10-30-2007, 19:29
I use a full no matter time of year. In the really warmer waters I used a 1mm suit. Colder waters I use a 3mm. If it is cold enough to have anything thicker than that I won't dive it. :D

Puffer Fish
10-30-2007, 20:12
Wow, some tough people... I am in a 4/3, with hood that time of year, or a 7/5 without... but I don't like to be cold....Would be in a 5mm, if I had one.

eyezz
10-31-2007, 08:11
I were a full 6mm, Only because I hate being cold.

No Misses
10-31-2007, 08:51
In Fort Lauderdale, I dive a 3mil farmer John during the winter months. Get a beenie for added warmth.

Puffer Fish
10-31-2007, 11:28
In Fort Lauderdale, I dive a 3mil farmer John during the winter months. Get a beenie for added warmth.
Hunting using energy... most of the time I am taking pictures... you can have your 3mm, I'm still in a 7/5...

nunofs
10-31-2007, 11:38
For a few more responses/opinions, check this thread that I started a while back: http://forum.scubatoys.com/southeast-florida/4826-what-wetsuit-west-palm-beach-key-largo-december.html

kenmendes
10-31-2007, 11:42
Full at least for protection

Garrobo
11-01-2007, 19:07
1/2mm full

Splitlip
11-01-2007, 20:56
3 mil winter .5 to 1 mil summer. Full.

For your winter trip also pack a vest and beanie and/or shorts just in case.
You should be fine.

Travelnsj
11-01-2007, 21:23
Wow, some tough people... I am in a 4/3, with hood that time of year, or a 7/5 without... but I don't like to be cold....Would be in a 5mm, if I had one.

Is that you Jim?....my sometime dive buddy last July in FL?