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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    6.5 mm Semi dry or 7mm with hood


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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    Just wondering. Training dives are not really 2+ hours. Are they?

    Fan of Drysuit interested in cave training at some point.

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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    Depends on how many drills your instructor squeezes in.
    Most of the drills will lead you towards the exit though. E.g. OOG drills.

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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    Quote Originally Posted by exposure  View Original Post
    Just wondering. Training dives are not really 2+ hours. Are they?

    Fan of Drysuit interested in cave training at some point.

    In MX its pretty easy to spend 2+ hrs in the water as the mosquitos will carry you away when you get out. FL a little less time. Not all of it is in the cave though. There are open water drills too.

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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    the individual time is unlikely to exceed 2 hours, though depending on the cave, drills, etc it is possible. The bigger concern isn't individual exposure, it is the cumulative heat loss of typically 2 fairly good sized dives/day over the course of a week.

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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    A cave ccr trimix dive less than 2 hours is a waste of time imho

    Get the right exposure suit and get the proper bottom times to show your skills in the water.


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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparedone  View Original Post
    It's you orca types that have me looking like a wimp when I'm the first guy back into a dry suit in the fall!

    Excellent point regarding task loading regarding the added drysuit challenges...
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    You Crack me Up. I dove in Mexico (Simple low depth OC) with a German guy who said "I haff 400 dives" and then ended up glued to the roof of the Cenote. It is all training and skills but us husky fellows have an advantage on cold dives

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    Re: Wetsuit thickness for Florida Caves?

    Dry suit


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