Scuba diving is a fun and exciting water activity. It’s no wonder, many people have experienced love at first underwater breath. Others have learned to love scuba diving after a few scuba sessions. If you’re passionate about diving, investing in your own gear is one of the things that you can look forward to in your journey.
In our previous post, we talked about purchasing a scuba mask. If you already bought a mask, you might be wondering what’s next. You can consider getting a pair of dive boots which can be worn for both scuba diving and snorkeling. Dive boots, also called booties or wetsuit boots, may also be used in other water sports like sailing, surfing, and kayaking. They are worn with open-heel dive fins that’s why dive boots usually come with adjustable heel straps to keep the fins in place.
Benefits of wearing diving boots
Scuba diving boots may be underrated gear but they provide multiple benefits before, during, and after scuba diving.
During a diving trip, always keep in mind that safety is of the essence. While diving, it might be difficult to see what is behind you and you may accidentally hit something that could hurt your feet. When you’re wearing dive boots, you can focus more on diving and not be constantly worried about injuring your feet.
Booties can keep your feet protected from sharp objects such as shells, rocks, and corals. Let’s say you are going on a wreck dive, deep sea diving boots will provide a layer of protection to prevent your feet from getting bruised or being cut by sharp fragments. They can also keep your feet safe from stings or bites. Since these booties are designed with traction, they will help prevent accidents on slippery grounds.
One of the wonderful things about diving is the opportunity to dive in different parts of the world. This gear is made of neoprene which can keep your feet, toes, and ankles warm when diving in cold conditions.
The fins heel strap may rub against the exposed skin of your feet or ankles. As you swim, the friction can chafe the skin and lead to blisters or bleeding. The best way to avoid this kind of discomfort is by wearing dive boots. This gear will add a protective layer between the strap and your skin. It also saves you from worrying about walking over scorching sand or abrasive rocks or shells when shore diving.
We recommend the Techline Boots 5mm because they are very comfortable, adjustable, and designed for diving and other water sports. If you need help buying your Techline Boots, you can get in touch with our dive shop Dubai and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Techline Boots are made of 5mm quality Yamamoto neoprene. The spur on the heel keeps the fins strip in place and prevents them from falling down the dive pod. They are designed with grooves that promote better grip to the ground. The anti-slip sole helps prevent slippage. The Techline Boots have a neoprene lock washer to minimize water circulation. The shoe pad has rubber reinforcement to limit pressure or possible abrasion.
Exploring the underwater world is a rewarding experience and we’re always happy to usher divers to this mesmerizing environment. Don’t hesitate to embrace your passion for the aquatic realm and dive responsibly.