JUST LIKE FOR YOUR DIVING SUIT, YOU WILL NEED TO CHOOSE YOUR DIVING GLOVES, BOOTS OR SOCKS MAINLY BASED ON WATER TEMPERATURE.

How to choose your diving gloves, boots and socks

Thickness of your diving gloves, socks and boots 

How to choose your diving gloves, boots and socks
Choice criteria for diving gloves, boots or socks

Technical choice criteria for your thermal protection accessories

Choice criteria for diving gloves, boots or socks

Diving boots or socks?

A proper understanding of the role of each of these pieces of kit will help you to choose the right diving boots or socks for you. But what are the differences? ~Diving socks (photo 1) are suitable for full-foot fins whereas boots (photo 2) are designed for walking in and for use with adjustable fins. When you buy your equipment, try to purchase your fins and socks at the same time! This is a fairly common mistake for beginner divers, but this way you will be able to choose what thickness you want according to how much protection you need from the cold and not because your foot won't fit in your fin because your socks are too thick!

 

Diving socks
Alexandre, diving sales assistant at Decathlon Toulon, France

Alexandre

Diving sales assistant - decathlon toulon, france - level 3 ffessm and subea sub-editor 

To prolong the life of your gloves, socks or boots, remember to rinse them with fresh water after each use. The salt and sand can make them wear out quickly. Then, leave them to dry upside down in a shady place. ~