Water Temperature

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Since Madang is a costal town it makes me curious what the temperature of the water is.  The article below is a snippet from a diving website discussing the water in PNG – Enjoy!

The waters around Port Moresby and Eastern Fields are noticeably cooler than other areas due to current streams circulating up from southern latitudes. Temperatures can range between 74-87 deg F (24-28 deg C). A full wet suit with a minimum of 1/4 inch or 3mm is recommended, as well as a dive skin plus hood. Therefore you can dive and photograph until your hearts content with being chilled by days end. The waters in Madang, Wewak area and the Bismark Sea tend to be warmer and dive skins and Lycra suits can be used on a lot of dives, but it is still prudent to bring that wet suit.

info courtesy of:  http://www.mvgoldendawn.com/water_temp.htm
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