The 10 Best Diving Gloves

This review has been updated 13 times since it was first published in October of 2016. From sharp objects and spiny marine creatures to jagged coral and rocks, there’s no telling what you might discover during your underwater explorations. That’s why a good pair of diving gloves is an essential part of any scuba or snorkel enthusiast’s outfit. They’re the best way to protect your hands against the sea’s surprises, as well as keep them warm in colder temperatures. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
The 10 Diving Gloves

10. Cressi Ultraspan Spearfishing

  • Made from elastic neoprene
  • Camouflage design scheme
  • No adjustable features

9. Kona Premium

  • Good for pool technicians as well
  • Strong lightweight wrist strap
  • Retain too much water

8. NeoSport Premium

  • Come in 3mm and 5mm thicknesses
  • Textured cyclone grip
  • Seams are prone to tearing

7. XS Scuba Bug Grabbers

  • Fully unisex design
  • Come in a range of sizes
  • Stitching frays over time

6. Seavenger Mesh Reefs

  • Thick leather palms
  • Durable blind stitched seams
  • Not for very serious users

5. U.S. Divers Comfo Grips

  • 3-millimeter thickness
  • Pre-curved to reduce fatigue
  • Palm grips aren't very effective

4. H2Odyssey Max

  • Secure velcro closures
  • Sharkskin style palms
  • Will fall apart with heavy use

3. Mares Pure Instinct Amaras

  • Textured grip pads on fingers
  • Double lined for durability
  • 4 color options

2. Scubapro EverFlex

  • Metalite coating for extra warmth
  • Dry fast and keep out water
  • Best for warm to cool environments

1. Cressi Tropical

  • 2mm neoprene and nappa leather
  • Offer lots of touch sensitivity
  • Great value for price

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