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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Vermilion Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Vermilion Basin...

Vermilion Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Vermilion Basin has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 21.2°C (70.2°F) in February up to 30.2°C (86.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Vermilion Basin 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 Vermilion Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Vermilion Basin is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Vermilion Basin. A good spot nearby is Fourchon, which is 166.9km (103.7miles) away from Vermilion Basin. Click here for more information on Fourchon and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Galveston-Stewart Beach, which is roughly 237.4km (147.5miles) away from Vermilion Basin. Another surfspot is Galveston-Stewart Beach, located approximately 237.4km (147.5miles) from Vermilion Basin.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to Vermilion Basin. A good beach nearby is Grand Isle, which is almost 183.4km (113.9miles) away from Vermilion Basin. If you have some extra time, you can also try Grand Isle State Park, approximately 185.7km (115.3miles) away from Vermilion Basin.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Vermilion Basin?

The water temperature at Vermilion Basin is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 21°C (70°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Vermilion Basin?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Vermilion Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Vermilion Basin...

Do you know what the the city Belas in Portugal, the city Lamika in Indonesia, and the city Filla in Greece have in common with Vermilion Basin? Click on the links to find out...