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Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

Grand Rapids, MI
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Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

Can anyone give me an idea of what the water temp is for this time of year. Could even hold off til late March if that will make much of a difference.


Key Largo, Florida
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1. Re: Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

Being that you are from Michigan, our coldest water temps are probably like your warmest!

February is probably 72º-74º. For us, that's cold. My bf was wearing a 6mil wetsuit to catch lobster the last days of regular season in March. After 30 minutes, he could no longer move his fingers.

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2. Re: Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

You'll want a wetsuit in either month... March tends to be windier so Feb may be a better choice.

Grand Rapids, MI
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3. Re: Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

Thanks for your replies, Lake Michigan is lucky if it gets 70 degrees in summer.

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4. Re: Snorkeling in Feb. or March?

what you might also want to take in to consideration is the air temperature, as being from the northeast I will agree that a 70 degree water temp sounds nice and warm but for us that would usually only occur on a nice hot summer day. When the air temp is also in the 70's which is average for the keys at that time of yr. it will def. make the water seem much cooler.

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