just wondering if anyone brings eg neoprene slippers for when in the water to prevent sea urchins, glass, weaver fish etc stabbing them in their feet? was thinking of doing so as it'd really ruin a holiday. they're small and light enough to not take up too much room/weight.
or am i mad?
YES! We scuba dive so I bring our boots to use with our fins, but I also take them when we don't dive - just for the reasons your mentioned. If they are small and take up little space - bring them along. They also work well if you do and swimming in any rivers. They will help with not slipping off silt covered rocks, etc.
If it is a beach vacation, or you will be spending a lot of time in the water...I think it is a great idea! If your short on space...and not going to be doing much 'beaching'...I would skip them. Where are you off too?
I have a friend who won't go into any body of water (except perhaps a swimming pool or the bathtub) without a pair of shoes. She has something against algea, I think. But she simply won't touch the water without them. I'd say if you're even the least bit wary of stepping on some unidentified squishy thing, bring your shoes. Better to have them and never use them than to avoid the water for a week. Or, wose comes to worse, you can always buy them at the resort - although the price might be a bit hefty.
sorry, meant to say that we're off around the world - thailand, laos, cambodia, vietnam, malaysia, singapore, NZ,OZ, China. will hopefully spend a bit of time in abeach hut in thailand....
I dont but always seem to end up slicing open my foot- so I'd say take them for sure!