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The temperature in Norwegian waters is closer to four than fifteen degrees most of the year. The encounter with such cold water can lead to cold shock, cooling and drowning. If the temperature in the water is below 10 degrees, you will freeze to death in a few minutes, without proper equipment. Thermal protection is the keyword. With an uninsulated immersion suit (1 hour suit), a person can stay warm and dry for up to one hour in water temperature between four and zero degrees Celsius. The best thermal protection is achieved by using an insulated immersion suit (6 hours suit). Here you have a total of 10 to 20 times greater chance of surviving in cold water than if you only have a life jacket.