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Diving Catalinas Islands from Flamingo

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Diving Catalinas Islands from Flamingo

For diving at Catalinas Islands in late July, should I wear a full wet suit or is a shorty adequate?

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1. Re: Diving Catalinas Islands from Flamingo

A shorty is fine and even that is optional. If you tend to get cold quickly (like me) then you'll want the shorty.

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I get cold easily and always use a full suit. Water may be warm on the surface, but sometimes there is a thermocline at the depth you will be diving and it can get quite chilly!

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I do get cold very easily. Thanks for the tip...I'll bring my shorty.

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Thanks so much for the information. I may borrow my sister's full suit. It's been a while since I've been diving but I hate getting cold.

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5. Re: Diving Catalinas Islands from Flamingo

Oh yeah, being cold on a dive is miserable. When you're down below and your head is exposed for 50 minutes or so, your body looses a lot of heat.

I dive in a 3 mm usually but sometimes even a 5 mm. One time out at Bat Island I had a 5 mm full suit, booties, gloves and a hoodie and was STILL cold! Bring the full, for sure. If you get hot while under water you can always stretch on the neckline to let fresh water flow in. :)

Have fun! Diving is awesome right now!

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Thanks so much for the information. My sister has a hoodie I can borrow also. Sounds like I'll need it.

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