It is not all about water cold enough to frost over your mask. I love warm water too! It is great to drop a ton of gear and weight off your back and dive free. The greatest thing is the viz in warmer waters. Forty or fifty foot of viz in Northern California, and you call in sick to work and lie to whomever it is necessary to just get in the water. In warmer waters, forty to fifty foot viz is considered mediocre!
Pangas behind the Don Jose in Baja, MX.
Baja Mexico 2004