I will be diving in 52-54 (F) will this be a good suit or do I need something thicker?
It depends on your physiology but I am almost positive that you will need a thicker suit for a dive lasting more than a few minutes at temps in the 50s. I feel that this suit is good for temps in the mid to high 60s to low 70s.
Yes, I would need something warmer. I do like my suit. Very happy with it for a light suit.
I think that you would need a thicker suit! The 5/4 would probably be good at about 68 degrees--maybe 65.
That depends on you. Some people are ok with a 5/4 or a 5. You may want to consider going up to a 7mm to stay warmer. I personally dive a 7mm from 45-70.
In temperatures like 52-54, I wear a double 7mm, thick hood and gloves. I use the 5/4 when I am on a liveaboard (lots of diving) in water in the mid70s (like Cocos Island).
This is a really great suit - food fit andcomfortable to dive in. However, 52 F is EXTREME diving & I recommend that you seek professional help on a suit if you decide to go forward with it. This is probably dry suit territory! If you want to do standard diving - then I would recommend this suit to anyone. Good luck!!
I get cold very easily and have been wearing it in temperatures from 70f to 80f and have been very comfortable. I think that 52f to 54f is below the recommended temperature rating. Personally, I would need something much thicker for those tempertatures. I do love the suit, though! I took a trip recently and did about 12 dives in it and it was wonderful!
I bought this for my wife. But from my own experience I am skinny. So I use a5/4 to stay warm in 60 degrees. And am fine.but hope it helps
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You'll need something thicker, at least a 7mm. Also for that water temp you'll need a hood, gloves and booties.
I would say thicker. I just finished diving with this in the Galapagos (57 degrees) and needed an additional wet suit. However I am use to diving in 80 + degree water. But everyone else on the trip was wearing at least a 7 mm suit plus a hood.
Hope this helps.
I'm answering this on behalf of my wife who i bought the suit for but all of the facts are correct for her.
You will want something thicker. I would say 5/4 is perfect for anything temps between 67-80.
This suit is great for 70+, but for water in the 50s I would go dry suit and the thought of a wet suit wouldn't enter my mind.
I've done 55 in a 7mm with a thick hood, gloves, and booties...and I was still really cold.
I would recommend something thicker. This suit was great for me in water in the 70's, but 52-54 seems to be pushing it.
This suit has only been used in 80 degree water. My daughter was a bit warm in it. I have used a different brand 5/4/3 in warm water and been very comfortable. Good Luck.
YES YES YES a lot thicker
Everyone is different so let's start with that. However, if it were me, I would use a 7mm farmer-john and a thick hood for 52-54F diving. For me, this 5/4 suit would be good for 70F and above.
I'm a wuss when it comes to being cold. I love this wetsuit but the coldest temps I've been in with it is the 70s. I would need something warmer than this for the 50s but again I was the girl in a 5/4 in the Bahamas.