Ein Gedi / Dead Sea Water Temp in March

Old Aug 24th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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Ein Gedi / Dead Sea Water Temp in March

We plan to be in the area during the last week of March 2007. Is the water temperature reasonable at that time a year? Thanks for your input.
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Old Aug 24th, 2006, 05:18 PM
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Guess it depends on what you're used to. The Scandanavians all swim in the sea at that time, but not the locals

Almost all of the hotels have spas with indoor Dead Sea water pools or rights to use one of the spas if that hotel doesn't have it's own.
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Old Nov 19th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Is it possible to rent wet suits from the Jordainan side?
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Wet suits for the Dead Sea ???
Look, I think you are a bit confused.
The Dead Sea is dead because of the high meneral content. Nothing can live in it. You can't swim in it - you float on top of it and soak in it is all...
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 06:44 AM
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Sorry - high mineral content
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 08:05 AM
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Then let me re-state my question. Will it be too cold to float in the Dead Sea in the winter, or can I rent a wet suit for that purpose? Thanks.
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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Let me try to explain.

One goes to the Dead Sea for its mineral properties - it is a spa for the therapy of certain skin conditions and rheumatic type diseases. On would never wear a wet suit there because that would be doing the exact opposite of the reason one went there - to soak in the therapeutic mineral waters. Sooo - no such facilities avaialble.

This is true of both sides of the Dead Sea, Jordan and Israel alike. On the Israeli side there are indoor heated pools in the hotels and the spas (well - most of them anyway) that the locals use during the colder months.

Tourists from northern Europe will go directly into the waters of the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat/Agaba) without thinking twice. For them it is quite warm enough.

There are diving centres in both Eilat and Aqaba that rent wet suits and full diving/snorkling gear. I would guess that Aqaba has the same facilities. Not sure about how many of these places are open in March - the season usually begins towards the end of April.

So as to whether it will be too cold for floating directly in the Dead Sea itself is a very individual matter and whatever temperatures you are accustomed to.

For more info on the details of the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea and the facilities there, I can highly recommend Ruth's site, Jordan Jubilee:
http://www.jordanjubilee.com/
This page is on the Dead Sea:
http://www.jordanjubilee.com/visitjor/sites2.htm#top
and this page on the weather in Jordan:
http://www.jordanjubilee.com/genjord...ct.htm#Weather
And this page is about the weather in Aqaba:
http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/JOXX0001_c.html
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Thank you unaS.
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 06:47 AM
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Hope that helped a bit. Feel free to ask any other questions - if I can help am happy to do so.
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