How to Pick SCUBA Fins

diver with long fins made by Cressi

When considering what gear to purchase for SCUBA, fins can be an especially difficult decision. Here are some things to ponder when comparing one of three popular styles.

Adjustable-Strap Fins

Usually made of a heavy-duty rubber, these fins sport a strap at the heel, similar to a sling-back shoe. This allows for a wide range of adjustments for fit. The fit options are quite useful, whether one has still-growing feet, is planning to share, or is intending to wear dive booties or socks due to either comfort or temperature.

The weight and stiff construction of these fins allows for a lot of power behind each kick, so they are very helpful in balancing out the drag that bulky SCUBA equipment creates. However, this fin type will cause fatigue more swiftly than other styles. As SCUBA is a sport where fatigue can have deadly consequences, it is wise to be sure that the user has the appropriate stamina to use them safely.

Long-Blade Fins

Extremely long and somewhat flexible, these fins are perfect for divers who would like to get around quickly. With a fit similar to a shoe, usually with an opening where the toes end, these fins ought to be quite snug when tired on, on dry land. When in the water, they will loosen somewhat. The length helps in providing more stability than other popular styles of fins, and they are very popular with those who would like to look or feel elegant in the water. For more info, visit BestSnorkelGear.com and check out their great review on Cressi Frog Fins.

Full-Foot Fins

When people think of diving fins, it is probable that most will have an image of a standard full-foot fin in mind. Similar in fit to Long-Blade fins, some styles have a slit or divot that goes from the end of the fin towards the toes. This slit provides some relief from fatigue, since it lessens water resistance.

The shorter length of these fins means there is a slight reduction in speed. The lighter weight means there is slightly less power. However, less length means an easier time maneuvering in tight quarters (say, in an ocean cave), and less weight means less heavy gear to tote around.

Each person will have their own preference, but it is important to make a decision after one has had a chance to wear each style of fin in water.

Different Types of Snorkeling Adventures

Beautiful view of tropical sea cove

Are you considering a snorkeling adventure? If you are new to snorkeling or looking for a good place to start, there are going to be a number of places you have to start with. One thing to remember is that each type of location and adventures provides yet another unique view at life under the sea.  All you need is a decent snorkeling kit.

What Type Of Adventure Fits You?

There are actually several types of snorkeling adventures that you can do on. Many of the snorkeling adventures will take place during these hours. With the moon behind your back, you’ll have a completely different type of adventure to explore.

There are actually several types of snorkeling adventures that you can do on. One of the most amazing types of adventures will be those that take you in the morning.

Of course, if you do get the opportunity to explore a reef, do during the daylight hours so that you get as much of the sun’s light as you can. Many of these reefs have beautiful coloring, details and sea life near them. You’ll find countless “wow” moments to explore.

Exploring the ocean is one of the world’s best opportunities. You are sure to find a number of wonderful times of the day or locations to venture into. Perhaps you should give them all a try with a snorkel as you’re tool!

Another consideration is snorkeling when its sunset or sunrise. Many of the snorkeling adventures will take place during these hours. With the moon behind your back, you’ll have a completely different type of adventure to explore.

One thing to remember is that each type of location and adventures provides yet another unique view at life under the sea.