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Water Temp in August at GBR?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by alam555, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. alam555

    alam555 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: White Rock, BC, Canada
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    First time in Australia. I normally dive with a full 5/3 wetsuit. Is that too much? not enough? for August in Cairns. thank you
     
  2. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
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    For this time of year up in Queensland probably bit too much. But if diving southern Qld or southern states then OK.

    Here is info on water temps up here now (see bottom of page) Cairns Dive Trips Visitor Information


    We also post regular reef reports on temp viz and winds wetc on our Facebook page (search for Aquapro Dive Services) if you wanted up to date conditions. Login | Facebook

    Here is the latest one

    unday 9th& Monday 10th
    January 2011

    Water Temperature: 31 degrees
    Underwater Visibility: 15m
    ...
    CURRENT OBSERVATIONS
    As of 4pm Today

    Marine World: Calm 5 Knots
    Low Isles: WSW winds 13 knots
    Cairns Airport: W winds 4 knots

    3 DAY OUTLOOK
    As per Bureau of Meteorology – Cooktown to Cardwell at 4pm
    Monday: Variable 5-10 knots
    Tuesday: Variable 5-
    Wednesday: Variable 5-15 knots

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cairns Discount Dive And Snorkel Trips. Live Aboard And Day Trips To The Great Barrier Reef
     
  3. gee13

    gee13 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, West Australia and Bali
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    I clocked average temps of 23-24 between Cod hole and Ospreys last Aug. Was comfortable in my 5mm.
     
  4. bracko

    bracko Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: sydney, Australia
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    yeah, 23-25... I was diving in boardies and a rashie most of the time, getting cold at about the 40min mark but thoring out quickly back on the boat.

    mike ball i think had mainly 3mm wetties? they should suffice. i brought my 7/5 and was hot in it so ditched it (I have a thing about hire wetsuits, I'd rather be chilly than in a hire...). but some people were diving in 5/7mm and hoods.
     

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