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#1 Photobeat

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:05 PM

The water is so warm in florida the dive shops don't have 5mm and 7mm stuff so I will have to buy on line. 65-70 degree water need a reccomendation on a glove that is easy to work a camera with. Size info is helpfull too.
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:23 PM

well, in 65-70 degree water, I would either not use gloves or use thin tropical ones.

Better for camera operation, and the water is not cold enough to really need thicker ones.
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:49 PM

These Cressi's are my choice for cold water stuff.
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I use them all year round in water 16 - 19 degrees celcius (18C is 65F)

I like them because they have great dexterity and flexability which is essential for using the camera. They have good grip too with the "sharkskin" pattern.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:53 PM

A 3mm glove should be plenty. Gees, that's warm water from where I come from...I use a Seasoft 5/3 glove that's pretty good down into the upper 40's.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:02 PM

The Cressi is a 2.5mm glove :lol:

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:30 AM

I agree with Rich. That is pert near tropical temperatures for me. But I'd stick with a thin 3 mil pair, full fingers. I was in Big Sur not too long ago with 48 degree water and I was completely fine with a standard set of 5 mil gloves.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:54 AM

Yeap I also concur. That is not cold water in my books and a thin pair of gloves in the 3mm range should do you just fine.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:57 AM

I dive Monterey often, with a dry suit, and have also found that a good fitting 3mm works just fine. Last week water was a warmish 52 deg F.

I like the Excel 3mm, great grip and very durable. I can easily work eack control of my camera wearing them.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:34 AM

Considering that 55F is where divers in my area usually switch from drysuit to wetsuit "because it's too warm", I too feel that you're diving in tropical temps. I use an LL Bean kayak glove for warm water - don't feel right without a glove on any dive.
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For true cold water diving I use Akona Quantum Stretch 5mm gloves - easy to don and keeps even my arthritic fingers toasty warm on the coldest dives.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:02 PM

HI,

I would not call that cold but I have a pair of 1.5mm scubapro tropical

leather palmed gloves. I think you can use most gloves but you can

always but a pair of polythene (pvc) gloves underneath if you suffer

with cold hands. Ideal in the UK when temp is below 8dec.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:23 PM

Photo,
I purchased everything from 5mm gloves to trigger mittens and have abandoned them all (still have them if you want to give them a test drive). I discovered two things while trying to dive with them: 1. Their horribly rigid and make even a simple task like clearing your mask an ordeal. 2. They don't really keep your hands that much warmer. Anyway, I chalked it up to a learning experience. BTW, It has crossed my mind that the newer gloves made out of super-stretch neoprene might work a whole lot better.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:15 PM

Guess I will stick with the tropical ones I use on wrecks, I should have mentioned this was a GW cage dive, so no moving around, it will get cold hanging out in a cage all day but I suppose the hands can handle thinner gloves. - Thanks guys
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