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Do I Need To Wear Dive Boots and Mitts?

The easy answer is yes - dive boots and mitts should be part of your personal gear for diving in British Columbia.

Wear them to help keep you warm and to protect you from marine life stings, bites and scrapes.

The shoes are made of neoprene, have a zipper to make them easier to put on and take off, and have a ribbed, flexible rubber sole.

The sole makes it easier to walk on hot sand, rocks, shells, dead coral and slippery surfaces.

Find a pair that fit snug but do not cause any rubbing or blisters.

And always thoroughly rinse and dry them after each dive trip.

Scuba Dive Tip: Occasionally rub the zipper lightly with a wax stick to ensure years of easy zipper movement.

Scuba dive gloves are also made of neoprene and are generally the same for use with either a wetsuit or a drysuit.

Ensure they fit well since it is hard to grasp objects underwater with them on - the closer the fit the better the grip.

Scuba boots and gloves are pretty basic in terms of pricing.

You can either pick them up at your local dive retailer, or conveniently order them on-line.

For Dive Boots and dive gloves there are many on-line retailers. I have looked into the various on-line scuba dive gear retailers and after checking their policies and pricing, I use and recommend LeisurePro.com.

They were one of the first to offer on-line scuba products, service and pricing, and I think they are the best of the bunch.

Check out their wide on-line selection, great return policy, used dive equipment section, dive equipment sale prices and great regular prices and service.

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