Scuba Tech Tips: A Glove For Any Season – S03E13

Divers require proper gloves from the freezing arctic to warm tropical waters. Alec has dived in all these environments and shares tips and features to look for when purchasing dive gloves.

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Bogy 1 Kinoby says:

What were the 5 mm kevlar gloves called? Brand?

fs roman atwood says:

where do you get these gloves Scuba Diving Gloves Cyprus ruber gloves at the end of the video when you had to put on two gloves on then snap them together.

Ronny Obando says:

Alec, big fan here! Thank you for doing this and helping the community and new divers. I have a question, the first glove you showed is a 1.5mm glove, not 3mm like you mentioned. Just wondering if for tropical waters you recommend that or an actual 3mm. Thanks!

Jason Arnold says:

Hi Alec,
As a new diver I love your videos but was wondering if you would be able to convert things such as temperature when you do your videos otherwise I have to keep stopping the video to work it out!

Tom Knudsen says:

Hi, subscriber from Norway, drysuite diver all year round, especially when the snow is a couple of feet high to catch the clear north sea. Thanks for the video about “What instructors told you not to do video”

Mehran Mahdi says:

there is another type of glove in between dry and wet; a semi dry glove which incorporates two layers of cuffs, so one tucks under the suit and the other over. I read lots of good reviews about them where people dive in 40 F water

Federico Zanolin says:

at 36 i just started snorkeling and looking at diving soon but have learned allot from these vids thank you for this production

Joel Perron says:

Hey nice tips ! .. and I heard you mentionning Ontario … Was about to go with Kanata for my certifications but will maybe go with Action Scuba from Pointe Claire close to Montreal .. who knows maybe we will meet close to the thousand islands one of these days 🙂 would be awesome and an honor (btw you know those places dive shop from Ottawa to Montreal ? any advices ?) … please add me on if you are there 😉

Neal says:

Love the videos, keep them coming!

Daniel Mckell says:

Do you really need a snorkel

Daniel Moore says:

Thanks Alec I have watched all your videos. Greetings from Hobart Tasmania- the southern most part of Australia! 🙂

Ian says:

First 🙂

Karl Marx says:

cool, thanks. (an idea for next tips: types of dry gloves, rings, etc.); thanks.

Joshua Wade says:

Alec, This was a very informative video, thank you. I wanted to ask if you would consider doing a video on the different types of BCDs, (back inflate, vest, even plate and wing if they differ substantially from back inflate), and may be go over the positives and negatives of each design based on your personal experience. Best, Josh

Waggoner Kranmer says:

Gosh… I’m so addict to your videos. I’m learning so much that I just can’t stop!!!
But, when you showed a glove for a dry suit (Tech Tip: A Glove For Any Season Video), I got a doubt, what is the diference between a dry suit and a wet suit (besides the obvious)? Because I know a lot about a wet suit but almost nothing about dry suit.

Please do a Tech Tip: Dry vs Wet Suit.
I would be so happy to learn the advantages about each one!! Thanks from Brazil. Kranmer.

Holland Hollywood says:

I live in the Caribbean and have found it very convenient and effective to store my regulators and fish gun rubbers by 1st coating them with ArmourAll and putting them in a plastic bag and keeping them in the fridge. I find this maintains the rubber in good condition. Please advise me whether this is a good idea. Love all your vids and tip tho.

Jon Massey says:

Hello, sir. I’m new to diving. I’m wondering what YOU look for in a BC. I have some preconceptions (solid D rings, decent pockets, durability, comfort) but would like to know what seasoned divers demand in their BC. I generally prefer things to be hard use and truly able to stake my life on. Any recommendations? I love your videos and have seen them all. I have the luxury of watching your videos as I”m getting into the sport, but even the experienced divers I share your video with seem to be learning new things. Thank you, sir.

William Gauthier says:

oh yeah…how about a video on dive lights.

bin 3loush says:

Hey alec im new subscriber. I have a question, why do free divers hate us? Specially spearfishing with tank. Some say we cheat, but as far as my knowledge goes, we didn’t arrang a competition to be accused for cheating.

Johan Lusari says:

I cut myself holding on the anchor line, now I always keep my gloves in my BC, great video, thank you

rohan sawhney says:

Very well done Alec your tips are helpful as always

A Calkins says:

wonderful video on gloves.  I’ve been diving with a dry glove and locking ring system for about 10 years or so now (didn’t know they had thinsulate liners, so I’m going to look into those).  I do have those yellow liners and I’m not keen on them, but use them sometimes. I have a little different donning system that makes my life easier for that liner and glove system.  I put the liner on first, then put my hand through the sleeve and out the wrist seal of the drysuit (this traps the cuff of the liner under the wrist seal so it doesn’t get caught in the locking ring system of the dry glove.  It also allows air to move from the suit into the dry glove (albeit, not quickly, but it also helps keep my hands warm).  Here’s the rub/caveat…if you get a hole in your dry glove, yes…you’re gonna get water that will seep up the liner and into your dry suit…no more “dry suit”…so you have to make your choices…is this worth it?  For me, my dry gloves have never failed me by leaking).  I have very tiny hands and even the smallest size of that blue dry glove was pretty big and the fingers were waay too long.  That yellow poly liner is too thin, so there was also a lot of “slop” in the dry glove   At this time I’m using a liner that  I’ve created and that takes up the slop and keeps my fingers warm.   Thank you again for your videos, thought you might find this of interest…

William Gauthier says:

Good information to be learned from this video. And I agree 100% with it being “your” choice weather to wear gloves or not. I did not know that some places do not allow gloves, I am a new diver. And I will want to wear gloves so I will put them in my bc pocket and use as needed. Thanks for letting me know this.

Kyle Tanner says:

One item to consider is in tropical waters you sometimes don’t want any insulation. I wear dynema gloves that have less insulation than 3mm but are abrasion resistant enough for wrecks and spearfishing.

Slick85 says:

Thank you Alec

William Gauthier says:

Just realized you already did a video on dive lights! Sorry.

Novrizal Herdananto says:

hi, you have a worldwide viewers.. it would be great to say some measurements in metrics to..

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