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Mar 17th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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What is the ocean temperature in Curacao, now?

Going to Curacao March 20-27 and I'm trying to decide whether to pack a shorty wetsuit, for snorkeling. Although I've found various sites listing average water temperatures, I want to know the current temp. Any particular snorkel trips recommended, or good places to snorkel from the beach?
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Mar 17th, 2010, 08:36 AM
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We did the full day beach hopping tour and a full day Island tour with Actief. Highly recommend. Group was very small and we got a great overview of the Island.

http://www.curacao-actief.com/

We went in May. Water temps and the weather was perfect. No need for a wet-suit. Sorry, not familar with March.

We also did the Animal Encounter dive (no certification needed) at the Sea Aquarium. Was a great experience. Better than any snorkel trip.
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Mar 17th, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Most tourists don't bring thermometers with them and most locals don't concern themselves with water tmperatures because it doesn't vary more tha 4 or 5 degrees F. from winter (low 80's F.) to summer (mid-80 F.) which is why you only find "averages" on the internet.

So, if you would normally wear a "shorty" in water temperature of say between 80 F. and 84 F. then you should pack it.
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Mar 17th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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try this page, it gives today's surface temps throughout the islands: http://www.weather.com/maps/activity...ean_large.html
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Mar 18th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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We were there for two weeks at the end of February. We swam/snorkelled in the entrance to Spanish waters, Playa Lagun, Lions Dive and Jan Thiel as well as a day trip on the Jonalisa to Klien Curacao where we spent 4 hours in the water over a 6 hour period. Although we wore swim "shirts" to protect our backs from the sun we never once felt remotely cold. We were in the water non-stop at Klein Curacao for up to an hour at a time. Wet suits definitely not required but you will need sun protection if snorkelling ( the bald spot on top of my head and the backs of my legs still say "ouch"!)
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