What is scuba gloves?
They can help to protect your hands against rough abrasive surfaces such as rocks, wrecks and reefs. Gloves can also provide thermal insulation when you are diving which will help to keep your hands warm and prevent them from going numb. This can make it difficult to use your equipment.
How thick should diving gloves be?
The Thickness of the Diving Gloves
In hot tropical water (hotter than 27 degrees) gloves with a thickness of 1 to 2 mm may be sufficient. In water from 20 to 27 degrees Celsius gloves with a thickness of 3 to 4 mm are needed. In colder waters, thicker gloves of 5, 6, or 7 mm or dry gloves are needed.