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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near First Thomas Shoal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about First Thomas Shoal...

First Thomas Shoal is a geographical landform. The water temperature around First Thomas Shoal changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.2°F) in January up to 30.4°C (86.7°F) in the month of May, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since First Thomas Shoal is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near First Thomas Shoal?

The current water temperature in the month of December near First Thomas Shoal is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to First Thomas Shoal. A good spot nearby is Pundakit, which is more than 474.1km (294.5miles) away from First Thomas Shoal. Click here for more information on Pundakit and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try High 5 Lahar, which is approximately 481.9km (299.3miles) away from First Thomas Shoal. Another surfspot is High 5 Lahar, located roughly 481.9km (299.3miles) from First Thomas Shoal.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to First Thomas Shoal. The closest decent beach is Nagtabon Beach, which is almost 189.2km (117.5miles) away from First Thomas Shoal. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Palawan, roughly 194.1km (120.6miles) away from First Thomas Shoal.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for First Thomas Shoal?

The average sea temperature at First Thomas Shoal is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at First Thomas Shoal. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at First Thomas Shoal can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to First Thomas Shoal?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (78-87°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to First Thomas Shoal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about First Thomas Shoal...

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