Beaver Lake for April 7 - Recent Water Temp and Wetsuit Advice?
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So we dove Beaver this morning from "The Bluffs", and we were all wearing 7mil wetsuits with hood and gloves. And at the end, we all agreed that we were more than comfortable. The only time we noticed the cold was when we got down around the party-barge. It was a beautiful morning of diving before the bad weather moved in. All in all, a fun morning blowing bubbles and feeding the fishies.
Several firsts for me on this dive:
1. First dive to 60 feet.
2. First successful dive with 7mil, hood, and gloves.
3. First "wreck" dive
4. First swim-through
5. First feeding my breakfast to the fishies post-dive. And not the fun way.
I can still honestly say I MUCH prefer the warm-water diving. Between the Michelin-man feeling of the wetsuit, the decreased hearing with the hood, and the horrible dexterity with the gloves (probably doing it wrong), the cold-water diving is just going to have to grow on me.
Thanks everyone for the advice! And I hope to see you in the water soon.
Well heck the water temp sounds ok for a 7mil to me... kuddos on all the "firsts" but sorry to hear you blew chow. I kept hearing the viz was down around 5 ft... 20 sounds like I may need to go this weekend!