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new bern nc

Discussion in 'Bull City Divers' started by sciondiver518, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. sciondiver518

    sciondiver518 Angel Fish

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    Hey guys I am moving to new bern nc and I would like to get some info about diving around there mostly open water ocean diving, (ie) water temps in summer any other reccomended gear, I was getting set up for diving in south florida so I have a 1 mill full wet suit and 3mill high top booties. Will I need to add more layers to mu suit because its so thin, any help is much appreciated
     
  2. Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor Crusty old diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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    You are in luck. Some of our best offshore east coast diving is close to New Bern. Check out the dive shops in Morehead City and Beaufort.
     
  3. sciondiver518

    sciondiver518 Angel Fish

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    cool thanks i have been looking around and i see there are quite a few wrecks around north Carolina, im gonna get certified up there so im looking for some easy dives that are not too deep to start with, also what are water temps like in summer?
     
  4. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winterville, NC
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    water temps in the summer are mid 80s near the surface and mid 70s at 100 or so feet - quite comfy. i used a 3mil & was quite comfy, though now i have a 5 (because i liked the fit better). either is appropriate depending on your tolerance.

    welcome to the area! come to ncdivers.com, too!
     
  5. lsorenson

    lsorenson Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    I think water temps have alot to do with where your going to dive at.... up close it can get quite chilly when further out the influence of the Jet Stream warms it up a bit. Last year (fall), I was diving 3mm out at the Meg ledges and some went to the wrecks up close and were cold with a 5mm... but these are things you will learn in time...

    Great wrecks (not Great Lakes "great" but pretty good wrecks off NC along with Sharks and Meglaodon ledges if you like.... which I do like...!

    If you ever need a partner, let me know...!

    lee
     
  6. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    Just came from there,heaven!
     

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