Taollan;94969 said:I have to weigh in here in defense of "Northerners", as in North pacific. I was on an octopus collecting trip this weekend and the water off Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands was a balmy 9 C ( its warming up!!!) My 5mm wetsuit was quite toasty after an hour beneath the waves.
weeeeellllll you could be an honourary Southerner!!!! I reckon North pacific northerners are more like south pacific southerners than our northerners............in water temp tolerance anyway!
Tintenfisch;94947 said:I know... In my own defense though, one of the people with us was in a semi-dry, so I'm not the wimpiest of the bunch. (On the other hand my partner was diving without a hood (always does, while I wear an extra hooded vest ), so I'm hardly at the tough end of the spectrum either.) We were in for 90 min though!
Well if I'm honest, a few of our guys use a full dry suit! (it's quite fun to loosen the valves ) but to go in with out a hood.......brrrrrr!