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Wet Suit - Neccesary?

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by akarilifediscovery, May 30, 2018.

  1. mallbritton

    mallbritton Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St. Louis, MO
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    That’s normal for January. During the summer months the water is warmer.
     
  2. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
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    If you decide that you don't need a wetsuit for warmth, I would consider a full lycra suit for protection from coral, stingers, and general scuffs and bumps. I'm not even talking about you crashing into the reef...I'm talking about someone accidentally kicking you or landing on top of you and sending you into it as well. :) Or it could be current....
     
  3. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Yes, agree with that, Gulf of Thailand tends to be colder than Andaman Sea. And in the Andaman Sea the Similans tend to be colder than the rest with some thermoclines. 23 as mentioned earlier is extreme, but 25 is no exception.

    Standard temperature though for the Andaman Sea, your round, is 29-31 degrees centigrade.
     
  4. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
    2,333
    274
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    Sorry, no, not here.
     
  5. Mr. Sunday

    Mr. Sunday Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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    I like a 3mm full suit for Thai diving though I do tend to get cold easily. A shorty or skin is fine too but after multiple dives I prefer a bit more thermal protection.
     

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