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Thick Boots and Eddy Fins

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by birdman27, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. birdman27

    birdman27 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    As with other prior customers, I got an email recently about the new neoprene products. While I am not in the market for a new wetsuit, I was intrigued by the booties and rash guard, so I picked up one of each. I went diving this weekend in Point Lobos, the ideal place to try out the thick boots. I wear a size 12, so I already have the XL Eddy fins.

    When I first put on the boots, I was a little surprised at how tight they were through the arch area. I dont have particularly wide feet, but felt the pinch. However, once I got in the water and got my fins on, all my concerns were gone. These fit great in the fin, are nice and warm, and just overall work great. I ended up wearing the boots all day and had no issues after that. The outer rubber really made it a breeze to go over and around rocks, and the sole was super grippy. I might turn these into my permanent shore dive boots, even in the tropics.

    I also wore the rash guard under my wetsuit and it worked perfectly.

    I havent worn the 3mm boots diving yet, but they were comfortable on land.

    Overall, I am very happy with all my purchases from Deep 6 and I will continue to increase my orange and black content at every opportunity.

    PS On Bonaire, they loved my orange "Dutch" fins!
     
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  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
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    These boots? 3mm Deep 6 Boots

    The acid test is to see if they rub your instep after a WEEK of diving multiple times a day. I love my Eddys-- and like you I got jested about the "Dutch fins" on Bonaire--but they really abraded one or two points on the top of my foot ("instep") when wearing thick shore-diving boots (in my case, Seasoft Sunrays).
     
  3. birdman27

    birdman27 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    Actually, these boots. I also bought a pair of the 3mm, but those wouldnt provide enough thermal protection for Nor Cal. I probably wont be doing too much repetitive diving here at home, but I understand what you are saying about the abrasion. I was using some cheap sneaker type water shoes in Bonaire and rubbed my foot pretty raw by the end of the week. I dont think the thick boots will have that problem with the double material construction.
     
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    I hope they come out with adult sizes, they stop at 14!
     
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  5. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Olympia, WA
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  6. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I hope the link gets fixed soon, I hear there is a lot of new stuff.
     
  7. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Olympia, WA
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  8. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Olympia, WA
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  9. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Has @Birdman27 or anybody else tried the 3mm Deep 6 boots with Eddy fins yet? Just wondering if anyone can give us a comfort/compatibity report. My boots which caused a raw spot on the top of my foot don’t work and need something before I can use my Eddy fin again.
     
  10. Tournesol2000

    Tournesol2000 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Toronto
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    I also like the D6 thick boots and found them comfortable. However, they do hold a lot of water in them :) I need to figure out how to fix that.
    As an FYI to anyone, I have a size 10 boot, and XL Eddy Fins. I found the fins to big so took the spring in on one side. The large may be a better choice though.
    Highly recommend both.
     

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