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Must be cold up there in Alaska

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Oct 8, 2002
Bloody hell!!!!!. And you can actually move with all that on???

How much weight do you wear ( to the nearest ton plz:D )

I am actally thinking of buying a separate hood to have double insulation on the head and neck which are the places where most of the body heat is lost.
I wear 30 pounds of lead; am neutrally bouyant at 3m. Funny you ask if I can move - feels like I'm a musclebound sumo wrestler until I get in the water. A small price to pay for the great local diving conditions. Lots of sea cucumber, crab, abalone, and the occasional seal, sea otter, or sea lion to keep things interesting.
I have always fancied a bit of really cold water diving myself but can't see the start of the thread on this one Guys

Anyway, have either of you seen these web pages about diving in Antartica. Cold?- well I was suitably impressed.

Stuart, start of this discussion was a December 7 post in the "UK suit thickness" thread. In response to Shane's comment about trying a double hood: I recommend it. Not only the thicker insulation but the reduced water exchange makes for a much warmer dive. Downside is it can be a pain to get on and off, especially if you dive solo (as I often do).
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That sounds like a very good idea. I'll give it a go this weekend.

I'd appreciate it if you could tell me any other useful tips for coldwater.