How To Choose The Best Dive Boots For Your Scuba Fins

Mares Flexa DS Dive bootsIf you are planning to dive with open heal fins, having the right dive boots will let you dive more comfortable.

However, before you go ahead and buy just any boots, there are a few things you need to know before making your choice.

Thickness – The first thing you must do is to determine how thick your dive boots must be. They are generally made from the same material as your wet suits and comes in pretty much the same thickness.

Generally the thickness of your boots are determined by the type of diving you will be doing. For instance, if you are diving in tropical waters, then you will require booties with thinner material, about a 3mm should do it. But, if you are diving in cold water, then you will defiantly need a dive boot 5mm and above.

The general rule of thumb is to wear the same thickness booties as your wet suit.

The Sole – The type of sole will also be determined by the type of diving you intend to do. If you  generally dive from a dive boat,  then a thin sole would be sufficient.

However, If you will be doing a lot of shore diving,  then you will need to buy booties with thick sole to help you walk over shark rocks and obstacles that would penetrate a thinner soles.

The Cut of the Booties – The cut of the dive boats are also very important as well.  If you’re going to be diving in warm water then a low to mid top would be sufficient. For cold water diving you will defiantly need the added protection of a high top. The high top also provides addition ankle support, which is well needed when walking with all that heavy scuba equipment.

Best Scuba Boots Comparison Chart

Use the comparison Chart below to Quickly find the best booties for your scuba diving fins.

  • Booties – Brand and Model (Click here for buyer reviews and to buy from Leisurepro.com)
  • Ratings – Based on a scale of 0-5.0 (Taken from divers on Leisurepro.com)
  • Price Range – A general price for the Booties
  • Thickness – The thickness of the Neoprene Booties
  • Sole – Type of Sole
  • Cut –  Whether Low, Mid, or High Top
  • Closure – How the boots are secured

 

BootiesRatingPrice RangeThicknessSoleCutClosureInfo.
Cressi Dive Boots With Zipper
Cressi Dive Boots With Zipper
5.0$30 - $403mm, 5mm, 7mmThinHigh-TopZipperPricing and Reviews
Aeris Manta Boots
Aeris Manta Boots
4.2$30 - $405mmThinHigh-TopZipperPricing and Reviews
TUSA Imprex Boots
TUSA Imprex boots
4.3$30 - $405mmThickHigh-TopZipperPricing and Reviews
Mares Flexa Dive Boots
Mares Flexa DS Dive Boots
4.8$50 - $606.5mmThickHigh-TopZipperPricing and Reviews
Akona Low Cut Boots
Akona Low Cut Boot s
5.0$20 - $303.5mmThinLow-TopFull-onPricing and Reviews
Neo Sports Low Top Boots
Neo Sport 5MM Low Top Boots
4.3$30 - $405mmThinMid-TopFull-OnPricing and Reviews
Seasoft Sunray Boots
Seasoft Sunray Boots
4.7$60 - $703mmThickMid-TopZipperPricing and Reviews
Henderson Aqua Lock Boots
Henderson Aqua Lock Boots
5.0$70 - $803mm, 5mm, 7mmThickHigh-TopFull-OnPricing and Reviews
Waterproof B1 Semi Dry Boots
Waterproof B1 6.5 mm Semi-Dry Boot
3.0$60 - $706.5mmThickHigh-TopZipperPricing and Reviews

 

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