How to properly care for your Aqua Lung boots:
Care before the Dive:
With any of the skin surfaces, care should be taken when donning the boots to not snag the interior skin surfaces with a fingernail or toenail as this material can be cut. Avoid placing your boots on or near any hot surfaces.
Care During the Dive:
The exterior surface of your boots are designed to withstand the normal wear and tear you might encounter during a typical dive. Abrasion against sharp rocks or other sharp objects can cut or puncture the exterior nylon surface so reasonable care should be taken to avoid these situations. Small cuts or tears can be easily repaired with wetsuit glue. Ask your dive professional for assistance.
Care After the Dive:
When removing your boots, first unzip all the zippers completely. Then remove one at a time taking care to avoid puncturing any of skin surface panels with a fingernail.
- Salt water and especially chlorine can "dry out" the neoprene material. When neoprene material "dries out" it loses it's flexibility. To ensure the boot material retains it's flexibility for a extended period of time, it is important to thoroughly soak and rinse the boots.
- Soak the boots in a tub of warm fresh water (not over 120°F) for at least 15-20 minutes.
- After soaking, thoroughly hose off the boots with fresh water
- Place the boots with all the zippers open to ensure maximum air circulation and complete drying.
- Store in a cool, dry and protected place out of direct sunlight.
- Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
- Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.
- Do not use any type of alcohol, solvent or petroleum based substances to clean or lubricate any part.
- Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents.