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#1 GDSmith

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

We have been snorkeling in Coz over the last 6 years, and would appreciate any suggestions regarding wearing either a rash guard, or light wet suit top.

The water is usually warm, but after an hour or so, we start to cool down.
So, to provide some warmth and protection from sun and getting stung, we are considering getting a top cover.

Any suggestion or recommentdations on type and short or long sleeve?

Thanks for any help, we will be there in February :D

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#2 CZMDM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

A neoprene vest or top is perfect for snorkeling. It protects from stings and sun, is lightweight and helps with buoyancy. Downside is that a neoprene top makes it difficult to swim down to any depth.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

I LOVE my neoprene vest. I wear it in November, bit don't need it in May. really helps warm up your core withou any annoying sleeves. I think mine is 2mm.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for your input.
Given your comments on neoprene, sounds like a basic rash guard, probably won't cover the warmth issue.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

Greg neoprene is what we use to dive in. You can get very thin neoprene or neoprene that is several mm thick, depending on your warmth needs. Wearing neoprene can cause yuou to be extremely warm.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

This is the one I have (and love):

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I found it at scuba.com
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

if diving multiple days, you'll find you may not be cold on day 1, but say by day 3 or 4 and 2 tanks per day, you can be shivering. I wear a 2 mil shorty on day 1 2 3 and 4 and have never been cold.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:11 AM

Crunch, gotta say you look good in that neoprene, and how did you get the black hair?


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

LOL UHK.  I was living the fantasy!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

This is the one I have (and love):

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I found it at scuba.com

Was that photo taken in your younger years?  (sorry - couldn't resist)


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

Much younger!


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