Huget then interviewed Professor David Feigley of Rutgers University regarding this habit. Feigley clarified that while dipping in a hot tub after a swim doesn’t necessarily enhance performance, it does have the simple benefit of letting the diver warm up and relax. After all, cold water dripping off the body has its way of making people uncomfortable, especially when they emerge from a pool in the middle of gusty wind chills. It doesn’t help that the pool itself was more than likely very cold to begin with.
For soaking periods, a dive club manager said it may be possible to hit the tub if your next dive is at least 20 minutes away. The period can buy you enough time to de-stress from the first dive and prepare for the next one.