Many divers, who dive exclusively in the warm waters often deem dive footwear unnecessary. However, similarly to dive clothing, wetsuit boots and wetsuit shoes are designed to not only keep you warm, but also to protect you from potential injuries. Certainly, you don’t need the thick and bulky 5mm dive boots for your tropical vacation, but the lightweight 3mm model will be an ideal addition to your gear set.
While 3mm wetsuit boots do provide a slight amount of warmth, their main function is to reduce the risk of such potential discomforts as blisters and raw spots, caused by the straps of your fins, rubbing against your feet and ankles. Such minor injuries are not to be disregarded, as they are often invitations to infection, especially in tropical waters. The boots also protect your feet from cuts and minor wounds in rocky bottomed pools and creeks. All things considered, 3mm booties are best for scuba diving, snorkeling or surfing in such regions as: Florida, Texas, Cozumel, Bonaire, Cayman, Belize, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, Northern Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Seychelles, the Mediterranean and warm waters around the world.
3mm dive boots come in a variety of styles - with high or low cut, hard or soft sole, elevated or flat heel, zippered opening or slip on, etc. Whichever style you prefer, make sure that the chosen boots are light and comfortable. While 3mm booties, unlike socks, are still mostly worn with open heel fins, some warm-water divers and snorkelers like to wear them under full-foot fins. In case you choose to do so, check whether your fin is large enough to fit over the boot. As for the sizing, all boots come in full sizes, so if you normally wear a ½ size, simply round it up to the next biggest size.
Dip ‘N Dive offers best dive boots for divers with different needs and preferences. Choose the model that suits you and protect your feet from wear and tear while diving or snorkeling with a pair of high quality 3 mm wetsuit boots.