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Gloves

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by tbzep, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. tbzep

    tbzep Public Safety Diver

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    What gloves do you guys use for vehicle recovery, evidence searches in zero viz, etc.? My Bare neoprene gloves are tearing up just donning/doffing, in addition to the cuts and abrasions of general use.
     
  2. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    Drysuit gloves.
     
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Blue Atlas gloves, or red or blue Home Depot knockoffs.
     
  4. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

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    Some of my guys have been using Aqualung Thermocline Kevlar gloves and they have held up well. I have also used the kevlar mechanics gloves with no issues.
     
  5. Doogie38

    Doogie38 Angel Fish

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    Honestly depends on the temp for item recovery I like to use the thinnest gloves possible so I can feel. I noticed inexperanced divers doing underwater extraction tend to slap the car or object. This can and will rip your gloves or skin. Move slow but with a purpose, lightly and carefully move your hand around, don't grab it fast and use it to control your buoyancy (make the object unstable or shift).

    But back to the question I like the generic home hardware store gloves. And I'll sometimes spray them with a couple layers of plastic dip for added protection.
     
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  6. tbzep

    tbzep Public Safety Diver

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    Now that's something I can wrap my cheap hands around!
     
  7. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

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    CE-rated cut-proof flexible kitchen gloves - inexpensive and nearly indestructible. Great for wrecks, etc. Not perfect protection against punctures, tho. I think I paid $8 on Amazon.
     
  8. DiverDave43

    DiverDave43 Angel Fish

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    Location: Santa Barbara CA
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    I have been diving Atlas blue/grey palms for years and love them because 1 they really can take a beating and 2 they are cheap. Then again it doesn't bother me if my hands are cold so long as my head and core stay warm.
     
  9. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

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    That's a great idea. Looks like I'll be heading out for some plastic dip. Do you know if that stuff sticks to neoprene? I am thinking it might be good to reinforce the knees of a wetsuit.
     
  10. Horg

    Horg Garibaldi

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    I use short sleeve Marigold heavy duty chemical gloves (~10 bucks) that I just pull over cuff rings on my drysuit. Very simple setup, I much prefer it to the cumbersome aqualung and si tech locking systems I used before.
     

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