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    80 degrees is 3MM shorty temps for me. Maybe even swimsuit...
    i'm not as think as you drunk i am ...

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    The only time I have overheated was in a drysuit. A wetsuit you can cool yourself to a point. A drysuit you cant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsuguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boates View Post
    Nope, our 1st trip..........68, 1st 2 dives 62, Jan (don' have my log on hand, but in the late 90's)

    Probably unusual?

    2nd trip May water temp 73ish, and I'm wondering when the time of year is that they boast great viz, warm waters? Haven't seen it yet (4 trips), of albeit, excellent diving.

    3rd and 4th Feb, and Apr......same viz, 40', warmer water.....79+
    We stayed in Utila Feb thru April of last year, it was 77ish the whole time...
    We were'nt so lucky........but a different month, different, albeit not far away, island. Love Roatan !
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    Quote Originally Posted by navyhmc View Post
    <best DR. Evil voice> Are they ill-tempered catfish?
    they love hotdogs. they attempt to eat them whole, but they don't seem to fit so the next catfish helps out by eating of the end that is sticking out. I'm careful to keep my fingers curled under so they are not mistaken for a hotdog. it is a feeding frenzy until the hotdogs run out and then they keep looking and following us.
    God is good, no matter what!!

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    I remember diving in PNG and the water was 86. I didn't need my hooded vest just my 3mm wetsuit.
    If you get confused listen to the music play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacat46 View Post
    I remember diving in PNG and the water was 86. I didn't need my hooded vest just my 3mm wetsuit.
    There's a noticeable difference between 80-84, and 86.

    Also, it depends on how long the dives, how deep they are, and how many you're doing per day. 5 dives a day, 60-90 minutes per dive, often to not inconsiderate depths, and the heat loss starts to add up.

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    Given that essentially all of my diving has been in the Gulf of Maine I've never run into anyone overheating underwater. Sometimes during the summer I'll get a little hot in my drysuit when I'm on the boat, but once I'm in the water its another story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsuguy View Post
    80 degrees and a 5 mil full suit and I'd be way overheated... In 80 degrees water, I am wearing either a rash guard and board shorts, or a 1.5 mil top and board shorts... At night, I wear a 3 mil full suit just to keep from being cold once out of the water...

    Letting cool water flush in would help, I'm sure, but I'd still be hot...
    I just a 1mm suit when diving the tropics. If I have to wear anything more than a 3mm it is to cold to dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubajane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by navyhmc View Post
    <best DR. Evil voice> Are they ill-tempered catfish?
    they love hotdogs. they attempt to eat them whole, but they don't seem to fit so the next catfish helps out by eating of the end that is sticking out. I'm careful to keep my fingers curled under so they are not mistaken for a hotdog. it is a feeding frenzy until the hotdogs run out and then they keep looking and following us.
    Cheezwhiz in a buddy's BC pocket is good for some fun too.

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