Fins are one of the most important pieces of your dive gear, because although the easiest of dives will hardly require any finning at all, you need to be able to swim well in many circumstances underwater. How you choose your fins will be a highly personal matter, as it will largely depend on the type of diving you do regularly. Tropical divers may prefer full-foot fins, whereas cold water divers may want open-heel fins to accommodate boots, and those who dive it all are probably going to have more than one of each. Here are 3 great pairs of new fins at LeisurePro that will suit your needs, whatever they may be.
If tropical diving or snorkeling is the kind of diving you do most, consider the Seac Sub F100 Pro full foot fins. Created for heavy duty intensive use, these fins will see you through many dives throughout the years without breaking down. The simple, yet effective design features stabilizers on the blade to reduce power loss, as well as both rigid and soft side ribbing materials for increased thrust, giving you a consistent, powerful stroke on every kick. And with the no-slip anatomic heel piece under the foot of the fin, you won’t have to worry about those accidental falls on slick surfaces. Available in black or red.
For those who prefer an open-heel fin, you might want to try the Solla fins from TUSA. Constructed using TUSA’s ForcElast technology, their proprietary thermoplastic elastomer compound provides superior propulsion, efficiency, and speed with just moderate effort by being positioned precisely in an advanced blade and foot pocket structure. The 3-channel crescent-shaped blade features TUSA’s patented 20 degree angled blade design for maximum efficiency through kick cycles, and reinforced side rails and vents that allow for smooth propulsion in a variety of underwater conditions. An anatomic fin strap offers a perfect balance of flexibility and control, and utilizes their EZ strap and buckle system that allows for easy adjustment while wearing the fins. Available in a variety of colors and covered by a limited 3-year warranty.
And for those who never know exactly where they’re going to be diving but know they want their own fins we have the Hollis F2 open-heel travel fins. These lightweight fins are perfect for cold or tropical water diving, and are compact enough to easily fit in your suitcase or even carry-on bag when traveling by air. The F2 fins are specifically designed to add blade surface on both the up and down strokes for increased efficiency no matter what style of kick you’re using. Although the blade is shorter than many styles on the market, it can help improve your agility in tight spaces, such as wrecks or swim-throughs. The stainless steel spring straps have multiple angled mounting positions to get the most comfortable fit possible for you. A fantastic option for the traveling diver.
Are you an open-heel, full-foot, or both kinds of fins diver?