Fins for scuba diving and their design advancement has become a science unto itself.
They allow you to move through the water with ease. Once fully attired in your scuba gear; BCD, wetsuit, weights and air tank, it is almost impossible to propel; yourself without fins of some sort. Scuba dive fins will allow you to move about effortlessly and with the least amount of energy. This makes for much more satisfying and longer diving trips.
The selection of fins for scuba available today is quite amazing, almost overwhelming at times, but definitely an advantage for divers. There are scuba fins available modeled after duck's feet, dolphin tails, stiff or curved or flexible. Traditional styles are based on duck feet, however newer split styles are becoming popular. While more expensive, split fins offer better propulsion. Of course, adjustable swim fins to provide a comfortable fit to eliminate pinching on heels and toes.
Sizing for fins is similar to shoe sizes, ensure the fins for scuba you choose are not too large or they can be kicked off while swimming.
Fins for scuba or snorkeling are made from different materials also. To ensure longevity of your fins, make sure they withstand the elements of salt, sand and sun.
Worn over neoprene booties, which offer durable, padded protection to your feet. Neoprene booties guard your feet from jagged coral and any sharp objects on the bottom or in the sand. Most fins for scuba have buckles on either side of the foot or behind the ankle. Look for durable straps with easily operated quick release straps. Or the new type of full foot pocket fins which encloses the entire foot.
As with all scuba gear, fins require maintenance, here are a few tips:
- Start your maintenance with a thorough soaking in fresh water after every dive trip. If you don't, salt crystals will dry and harden causing metal parts to weaken and rust; straps and fabrics will stiffen and crack. The crystals, along with sand, act like an abrasive causing scratches and holes in equipment.
- Check all straps by stretching them and looking for cracks and tears.
- A broken strap can be replaced by a new one or use a good strap from a spare fin
- Protect your equipment from light, heat and fumes.
- Do not pile heavy weights on top of them.
- To avoid bent fins, they should lie flat, not on their tips.
- Don't let silicone rest against neoprene; the silicone will become discolored.
- Pack the fins so that they lie flat, either at the bottom of the gear bag or the side. We have a wide range of booties and fins for scuba in traditional and newer styles. Don't forget replacement straps and other accessories. Our range of products from ”the Best” manufacturers allows you to shop from the comfort of your own home. Compare the products at a time which suits you with no pressure to buy.
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