Is Hawaii water that cool?

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asked Jun 27, 2017 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)
They say n summer water temp is roughly 80 deg and that most wear a 3mm full suit.  Any cold water natives or anyone care to weigh in on what you experienced in hawaii?

5 Answers

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answered Jun 29, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
hmmm. I do remember wearing a wetsuit when I was in Hawaii around this time (June) - I don't remembering it being too cold on the shallower dives, and I mostly wore it to protect against the 'elements'. I'd say on the deeper dives, it did get a little chilly so in those cases (87-93') having a 3mm wetsuit was helpful.
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
Yes, I find the water cool in Hawaii, making a light wetsuit very nice.

But the water there is cool descriptively, too.

Abundant wildlife, bold turtles, mantas as regular performers, a fun buoy system, etc.
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answered Jul 3, 2017 by Rorhound (135 points)
Went in May a few years ago and used a 5mil full suit for all our dives.  It provided a comfortable temp.
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answered Jul 4, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
The last time I was in Hawaii my wife took her drysuit and I didn't. While she stayed dry and warm during the dive and between dives I was freezing my butt along with a dive class that was on the boat. It was the first time that I had ran into cold water and strong winds in Hawaii in April.
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answered Aug 5, 2017 by Sascharay (133 points)
It is somewhat cool....I wear a 4/3 mil
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