Do you wear gloves in warm/tropical water?

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asked May 31, 2017 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

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answered Jun 1, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I dont, in Cozumel they suggest that you dont, encourages you not to touch things you shouldnt.
commented Jun 1, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Valid point!
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answered Jun 2, 2017 by scubagirlie (613 points)
Sometimes I do. If I have to hold on to a anchor line and the current is ripping and the boat is bouncing up and down even if you circle your fingers around to let it bob with out moving you up and down you can get hooks and barnacle cuts. Some places do not allow them.
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answered Jun 2, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I always wear gloves when diving, never know what you may come across and I like having a layer of protection just in case.

Edit: i have not been to places that don't allow them, didn't know that was a thing. Makes sense though.
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answered Jun 3, 2017 by Lietzke00 (713 points)
Sometimes, especially if we're doing multiple dives in a day or if the water is slightly chilly. If I've got a camera with me, gloves are more annoying than helpful, because I can't feel the buttons on the camera. And as some people have noted, there are some places that won't let you wear gloves, to keep you from touching things you shouldn't. Unless I'm in one of those places that forbid gloves, I often have them in my BCD pockets, in case my hands get cold on the dive.
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answered Jun 25, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
If allowed I always wear gloves.  It is a safety thing for me.  Wouldn't want to need them and not already have them on.  I do make sure not to touch stuff I shouldn't (which is usually I means I don't touch anything) It also good to have the gloves if you come across trash and debris you want to clean.
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