re: warm water vs cold

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Posted by northcoast diver on January 20, 2005 at 17:03:06:

In Reply to: Re: WORLD TOURISM posted by Max Bottomtime on January 20, 2005 at 16:35:38:

In cold waters, I am normally chilly by the second or third dive, even with the best drysuit and thermals that money can buy. I dont mind it, because the rich underwater scenery of the kelp forest and of the anemonae fields is inspiring.

The comfort of warm water diving on the other hand lets me dive 4 or 5 dives in a day. You still need a suit of some kind. Normally 3 mm is enough though.

Greece is not the tropics, of course. But the local climate in late summer is quite warm there, and the waters of the Aegean are relatively warm then as well then. With all the clean up that nation has done in preparation for the recent Olympic Games, now is the perfect time to visit, it would seem.

California is a beautiful place, particularly for scuba. It is hard to beat. I dont mind the cold water. But warm water is occasionally nice as well. Say, once or twice a year.

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