Is cold water diving worth all the hassle?

Last Updated on April 2, 2022 by Mark Newman

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Is cold water diving worth all the hassle? Mark Evans is an experienced UK diver with more than 8,000 divers, many of them in the UK; I guess you can say it is. This episode looks at the cold water diving gear you will need to stay warm in colder climates.

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Ivory Johnson
Ivory Johnson
2 years ago

I live in the midwest USA we learn all of our diving in quarries. I finally went to Florida to dive Blue Grotto in December I was in my trunks and t-shirt most folks had 5 mils on and shivering. I also went to Gulf Shores and overheated in my wetsuit. I am used to the “cold water” look forward to diving lake Michigan one day

LMLMD
LMLMD
2 years ago

Diving round these islands is stunning and I feel sorry for those who only dive abroad – you really *really* are missing out. There’s so much life around here. I live in Cornwall so am very fortunate coast wise. There are tons of shore dives here where you never break 10m and have a fantastic dive that would absolutely blow any Mediterranean site out of the water and give a Red Sea reef a serious run for it’s money in terms of quantity and diversity of life parading before your eyes. I think people tend to over think diving here thinking it’s complex or difficult, but you can have a lovely diving season with a single tank and semidry for a good 8-9 months of the year.

Maarten Schilperoort
Maarten Schilperoort
2 years ago

I only dive in the Netherlands and Belgium so always cold water love it

Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
2 years ago

… and DON’T FORGET when purchasing your own drysuit to equip it with the [usually] optional Pee-valve and a donned “Texas catheter” [condom-like connector to the valve’s exhaust tubing]] to relieve your bladder, as necessary. If using a drysuit that does not feature a Pee valve (or for women divers, the “She-Pee”, which conforms to the female anatomy to connect to the drysuit’s exhaust valve to the ambient environment), then wear absorbent Pampers next to the body (under your thermal undergarments) to allow relief during your dives since you won’t have the “luxury” of relieving yourself as you might in a wetsuit. Cold Water Divers Rock!!! CHEERS!

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Reply to  Morgan Ames
2 years ago

Definitely worth considering if you are going to be doing longer dives. I find I can normally last an hour or so on recreational dives without the faff of a pee-valve.

UKDiver
UKDiver
2 years ago

Great video dispelling some of the myths around UK diving 👍 You shouldn’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Cheers ✌️😎

Gamer Nick
Gamer Nick
2 years ago

I dived on my first warm UK day last week and really struggled with the heat gearing up and between dives… not only that but because it had been warm all week the vis was pants! Seems like I prefer cold water and I’m actually kind of glad I trained/had first half dozen leisure dives in the cold as I’m spoiled! I’m 100% fine in the cold, I hardly feel it through my dry suit at all and it’s much easier to warm up on the surface than it is to cool down.

Scubavery
Scubavery
2 years ago

.I get ask the same question.I dive mostly sea lochs in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and I love it . I can dive all year round Compared to wetsuit divers . Yes we need to carry more weight more gear . But it’s well worth it . Few days ago 4c in the North Sea. tomorrow diving in sea loch and hopefully get some decent photos or videos for my channel. 🥶🤣

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Reply to  Scubavery
2 years ago

That is awesome!

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