Water temperature off Yasawas mid early October
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2013 2:04 AM Last Post By: raptorman
Sep 15, 2013 4:59 AM
Water temperature off Yasawas mid early OctoberI'm just wondering about the average water temperature around the Yasawas during early to mid October.
I hope to do plenty of snorkeling there next month, but coming straight out of an NZ winter I'm finding it hard to visualize!
Should I plan on bringing along a light 3/4 wet suit? I don't generally suffer too much in cooler water, but I do like to be in the water for long periods.
Sep 15, 2013 8:42 AM
1Check the water temperature chart here - halfway down the page: http://www.holidaycheck.com/di/72ba7c24-0ca5-39e7-a729-deac528da0f2
Edited by: Watsoff
Sep 15, 2013 9:46 PM
2We are heading there (Waya, then Nacula) on Friday this week, always go at this time of year. We snorkel every day, usually for 1 to 2 hours at a time, and have never needed a wetsuit. Often wear a very light T-shirt just to keep the sun off. The only people I have ever seen wearing wetsuits were a group of Chinese tourists last year. They possibly had never seen the sea before, wore wetsuits with hoods, gloves and bootees, lifejackets and a blow-up ring around their waists - and never got beyond waist depth in the water.
Northern NZ water is too cold for me now, even mid-Summer, but I have never felt cold in the Yasawas.
Sep 17, 2013 1:28 AM
3Thanks Watsoff, useful link.
Thank you ThaiMarilyn, the resident Fiji expert! I usually do most of my diving in Asia so am pleased to hear I can expect some decent water temperatures on our trip to the Yawawas.
Are you heading off to the new Paradise Cove? Looks fab, I saw your recommendation for it and tried to book, but full up throughout October. I hope you have a great trip.
Sep 18, 2013 12:52 AM
Sep 19, 2013 2:04 AM
5We'll just miss you - staying at Octopus for ten day from October 7th. I've never done the resort thing, usually more independent, so initially a bit nervous but have heard plenty of positive stuff, so I think it will be a nice trip!
Have a great trip - look forward to hearing all about Paradise Cove!
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