The water temperature in Coron Bay and around Busuanga Island ranges from 27 to 30 degrees C or 80 to 86 F depending whether the dive site is deeper or shallower and how long the water has been sitting warmed by the sun before the tidal current moves it away.
Starting sometime between September and November and on through to the first or second week in June the weather is sunny so you can warm up between dives as long as you take off your wet suit and dry off. We will give you a surface interval of one to two hours between dives. Our normal wet suit is a 3 mm / 1/8 inch one-piece full suit without hood or thermal (neoprene) gloves. I wear a 5 mm shorty just because it is easier to put on and I'm very careful inside of the wrecks.
If you're prone to cold any you normally dive with a hood, pack it with your dive gear and you will be more comfortable.
It would be a good idea to have gloves to protect your hands from stingers on the mooring ropes and from nicks and cuts on the wrecks. They don't need to be neoprene gloves which are expensive. Even plastic dot gardening or work gloves will survive a week of diving though after a week they will smell fairly ripe. At their low price you can afford to throw them away rather than try to wash them.
It is a god idea to bring a hat and loose shirt or jacket for sunburn protection. Although the boats are covered you will spend some time in the sun. If you come out of Northern Europe, Scandanavia, or the UK in midwinter, the Philippine sun can burn you with little exposure. Make sure you cover up and spread on some sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30.
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