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Thread: Water Temp in August at GBR?


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    Water Temp in August at GBR?

    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

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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
    As of 4pm Today

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

    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

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    I clocked average temps of 23-24 between Cod hole and Ospreys last Aug. Was comfortable in my 5mm.

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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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