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wetsuit thickness?

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Divenut1959, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Buadhai

    Buadhai Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Korat, Thailand
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    I've been diving in Thailand since the 1980s. I've never worn a wetsuit. I did wear a wetsuit on one dive in Burma, but that was a night dive with a stiff wind blowing.
     
  2. Divenut1959

    Divenut1959 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Minneapolis
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    to confirm what sites out of Phuket (Chalong Pier day boats) did you go? How recent had you dived the sites? I will be diving there next week so wanted to check with you.

    Thank you
     
  3. Mr. Sunday

    Mr. Sunday Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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    Shark point, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, Koh Racha Yai & Noi were all pretty bad.
    Did prior to Similans.
    It"s been a week now so hopefully improved.
     
  4. Divenut1959

    Divenut1959 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Minneapolis
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    Thank you for the information...yes I sure hope visibility has improved.
     
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  5. Chris Stock

    Chris Stock Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: North East USA
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    Just a rash guard or a 3mil short. I got back 3 weeks ago. One day I had nothing but my suit.
     
  6. stevenl

    stevenl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
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    Yesterday Racha Noi/Yai were ok. Nothing spectacular, but vis around 15 meters or so, about as bad as it gets at Racha Noi.

    Day before Bida Nok was ok up to 12 meters, anything below that was green. Turtle Rock and Palang wall were ok.
     
  7. Divenut1959

    Divenut1959 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Minneapolis
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    got back yesterday from Phuket...very good diving. I decided to wear a full 0.5mm suit which was perfect for the temps and provided protection from the ever popular sea gnats from pestering me. Visibility was good at Racha and Phi Phi. Overall I would say the dives were good and decent amount of various critters for pics and video. Diving is not like going to the zoo it is a crap shoot of what you will see and conditions that can vary day to day. I would come back to the area for sure.
     
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