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    Boots and Fins advice

    I've just ordered a Scubapro Everyday 4 - my first drysuit.
    Up to know it's been wetsuit only and so have used full foot fins.

    Firstly I know I need some boots.
    Ones I've considered are the Scubapro Rockboot, the Hollis Drysuit Rockboot, The Fourth Element Amphibian 6,5mm Boot and also these - http://www.divingdirect.co.uk/diving...ot-6-5mm-p1659

    Anyone any advice or recommendations? I'm getting a MR size suit and am a size 7 shoe so again any advice on size appreciated.

    Then - on to Fins.....

    No idea !!!! Give us a clue. Particularly on size. Don't want to spend too much

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    If it helps I'm a size 7/8 and have turbo soles on my drysuit, my size regular fins fit without issue (Mares Quattros) - although I don't use any form of rock boot.

    What sole does your suit have? just a sock, turbo sole etc?

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    It's a neoprene sock

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    I dived the EverDry 4 for a couple of years. It's a nice suit. It should come with ScubaPro rockboots if it's the normal package. They are tough as nails, and lace up nice and tight. The only problem you may face with them is that they are quite chunky. I could just about squeeze them into my old Tusa Tri-Ex fins, but they weren't very comfortable.

    I actually ended up diving the suit with wetsuit boots over the top of the neoprene socks - these ones, I think: https://www.typhoon-int.co.uk/produc...i_boot_zipped/

    This had the advantage of being toasty warm, easy to get in and out of, and sufficiently cosy that there was no concern around air migration, etc. The boots were tough enough when I was crawling around Gozo, as well.

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    Beware of lacing rock boots up too tight - this cuts off blood flow and makes your feet cold.

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    1.50 black "school" plimsoles from Sportsdirect then you don't need new fins.

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    I think with the neoprene socks on the drysuit and even a pair of thin plimsoles I doubt my current fins would fit. I'm pretty sure I don't get the rockboots included but will wait until it arrives to check. Re the laces I think that's why I've been looking at ones with zips. Laces could be a bit tricky on a cold wet day ;-)

    Thanks for the advice all though.


 

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