Dive wear accessories like gloves, booties, socks, hoods, and many others, are important to have with you on all your diving trips. They offer additional protection when you are driving, on the boat, or beach.

Dive Wear Accessories

Scuba diving accessories

Open heel fins are not designed to be worn bare feet. The straps will cause the skin to chafe, leading to bleeding and blisters. Dive boots and socks add a layer of neoprene between the skin and strap, to give divers more comfort. Walking around the beach and boat without dive boots or socks will be slippy. There may be some coral or shells lying around. Boots and socks also offer additional insulation, depending on the waters you dive in.

Scuba diving accessories

Top scuba diving accessories

Hoods offer more insulation as about 60% of the body heat escapes from the head. Here are a few points to look for when shopping for a good dive hood: Warmth, Coverage, movement, and fit. The thickness will determine the warmest. The more coverage of the face, the less heat lost. Movement of the head as when in water, the hood will be a bit heavier. The perfect fit will allow the hood to function correctly, keeping your hair in place, not tugging on the neck, throat, and face, displacement of water.

Hoods for scuba dive

Waterproof dive gloves

Diving Gloves offer your protection and insulation when diving. It is not advisable to touch sea coral or fish, as it may damage them. But protection is always advised. For beach and underwater clean-up, it will be best to have a pair with you at all times.

With the correct dive wear accessories, you can greatly increase the thermal effectiveness of your wetsuit while protecting yourself from the environment.