Diving Fins are important pieces of Diving Equipment as they help scuba divers to propel themselves at greater speeds, providing a more fun and enriching scuba diving experience. What are the different kinds of Diving Fins?
Diving Fins may come in different shapes and types. The most common types would be the Open Heel, Full Blade, Split and Jet Fins.
Open Heel diving fins are a common favourite as the open back accommodates neoprene booties or other drysuit diving boots. This allows divers to engage in rocky shore dives more easily as compared to those with closed heel diving fins.
Full Blade diving fins are slightly tougher and produces a much greater velocity for propulsion as compared to Split diving fins. However, Split diving fins can be more efficient as they channel any surface water in and out of their opening, producing a more effective kick as compared to Full Blade diving fins which experience water spills over the sides of the blade during kicks, making them less efficient than the Split diving fins.
Jet diving fins are heavy and are commonly used amongst Technical Divers due to their wider and shorter in length design, allowing them to execute more precise manoeuvres. This is especially so when executing dives that involve multiple cylinders without a DPV as the diving fin has to be strong enough to propel the diver throughout.
How to choose the right Diving Fin? While we have listed some considerations, there are many more when it comes to selecting the right Diving Fin. We can guide you to select the best one for your scuba diving needs. Browse through our wide collection of diving fins or head down to our store for in-store assistance today!