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    Guppy
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    Wetsuit

    As part of my question posted in "wetsuits" I talked about getting a suit other than the semi-dry I just picked up, in case thats too warm for the mid summer months. I've been wearing a 7mil farmer john for my 8 dives this summer, and have been fine temp wise. My dad has a 7mil shorty that doesn't fit him, so the question is, has/does anyone ever used a shorty or is that too cold having that skin exposed?

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    Grouper
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    I dove a semi-dry at Dutch Springs- I was very comfortable. I wouldn't think you need a different suit for that particular quarry.

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    I logged around 20 dives at Dutch this year, June and August. I wore a 7mm one piece, 5mm hood and booties. A pair of reef gloves, and I was comfortable at depth, far too warm on surface swims. Hands were a bit chilly at depth, come to think of it.

    I did see one guy dive a shorty, in August. He went to the platforms and thumbed his dive. I ran into him later, he said it was far too cold, lol.

    Next year, I'll be diving dry there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFDAlden View Post
    I did see one guy dive a shorty, in August. He went to the platforms and thumbed his dive. I ran into him later, he said it was far too cold, lol.

    I can just imagine the looks on everyone else as he got ready for the dive. A shorty at Dutch...YIKES!!!!

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    Guppy
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    Yeah, thats pretty much what i thought. I was trying to remember if I saw ayone wearing one, and didn't think so. I guess I'll just have to do some warmer diving, oh darn.

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    ST has a good deal on the 7mm Henderson Thermoprene or you can get a lighter wetsuit (cheaper too) to layer on top of your 7mm farmer John. If it fits you, you can put the 7mm shorty on top of your john as well.

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