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Discussion: With very warm water, why t...

in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2024-01-22

Jan 23, 2024 2:08 PM # 
PG:
With very warm water, why the wet suits for snorkeling?
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Jan 23, 2024 5:53 PM # 
jjcote:
Well, added flotation, I suppose. And even with warm water, you'll lose heat eventually, so you could stay in longer. They were described as optional, but everybody seemed to be opting for them, so it seemed like the thing to do.

Also, the very warm water at the beach was in a shallow bay. The deep channel where we went snorkeling was cooler.
Jan 24, 2024 10:29 PM # 
CleverSky:
Oh, and the wetsuit also keeps your back from getting sunburned. But a shirt would also do that.

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