Keeping your hands warm underwater should be a priority if you want to work with all the other equipment smoothly. Scuba Gloves and Mitts are designed to help you with the task. Just as with the other exposure protection hear, when choosing dive gloves you need to pay attention to a few basic factors. First of all, you need to think about the water temperature you will dive in and choose the appropriate glove thickness. Secondly, you need to make sure that the gloves are comfortable and provide enough dexterity. Lastly, you should consider your style of diving and pick the pair that is durable enough.
Choosing the thickness of your diving gloves is the simplest part. The thicker the glove, the warmer you will be, therefore, thick gloves (such as 5mm and more) are best for cold water dives. If you want something even warmer, you should consider 3-fingered mitts or usual mitts (with a thumb sleeve and a single sleeve for all the other fingers). These will keep you warmer thanks to more skin-to-skin contact.
The next part is comfort and dexterity. It is extremely important that you can effectively manipulate all of your equipment and communicate with you buddy. Because the gloves allow your fingers to move independently, they are the best choice, if dexterity is a priority. Three-finger mitts offer slightly less freedom of movement for your hands but still allow for fairly simple gear adjustment and manipulation. If you need a good balance between warmth and dexterity, three-finger mitts may be a perfect option for you. Mitts provide the least amount of dexterity, which can obstruct some manipulation of your gear, as well as your ability to use some underwater signals.
Size is another important issue. If the gloves are too big and there are some small air spaces at the end of the finger, it can well make your hands very cold. One of the solutions to this problem is choosing the gloves made from extra stretch neoprene with glued, stitched and welded seams to give a close fit and maximize flexibility.
Dip ’N Dive carries different kinds of Scuba Diving Gloves that can satisfy the needs of any diver. Whether you want a tropical warm water scuba diving glove or a cold water diving mitt we have the right product for you. Our collection features gloves of different thickness size and color. It’s easy to choose the protection that’s perfect for you.