The Best Beginner SCUBA Fins

The Best Beginner SCUBA Fins
Scuba diving can be simultaneously exhilarating and relaxing. The ocean is full of abundant sea life and breathtaking coral formations. Exploring it can be as stress-free or as challenging as you choose with the right training and equipment. However, before you can get wet, you have to know which fins to take with you. There are many options available, with a wide range of colors, designs and features. However, choosing a good entry-level swim fin is not as complicated as it seems.

TUSA Full Foot - 9 X-pert Zoom Fins

The TUSA Full Foot - 9 X-pert Zoom Fins are among the most economical fins for neophytes. But don't let the lower price make you think this pair of fins will be light on features. The split-fin design is great for newcomers to the sport because the innovative split allows for increased efficiency and reduced leg fatigue. The closed-heel design makes it easy to slip on, once you find the right size. Unlike open-heel fins, these are all you need to buy. You don't need boots with them, which helps keep your overall cost down. This fin is a wise choice if you want to see if scuba is right for you without spending a lot of money, but still get high-end features.

Tabata USA, Inc.
2380 Mira Mar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 498-3708

Aeris Mako Fins

Aeris Mako Fins are designed to make it easy for you to move through the water, much like a mako shark. These affordable fins are designed more traditionally, with a single oversize blade. The open-heel design provides increased durability and may lengthen the life span of your equipment. Because open-heel fins require the purchase of boots, they are generally easier to fit and more comfortable. The open-heel design can also provide you with additional flexibility. Boots are available in different thicknesses as well. Because of this, you can dive in cooler waters without worrying about losing warmth through your feet.

2002 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(800) 647-0605

Mares Raptor Fins

If you are looking for a set of fins that balances performance and efficiency, the Mares Raptor Fins are an excellent choice. The open-heel design accommodates a wide variety of boots, so you can easily get the fit and comfort you would like from an open-heel set of fins. The split-fin design is also more efficient in the water and creates less strain while swimming. The straps are replaceable, which means you don't have to replace the fins if one heel gives out. These well-rounded swim fins can easily take you from a discovery-level class all the way to an advanced certification without a problem.

Mares: Distributed By HEAD
1 Selleck St.
Norwalk, CT 06855 US
(203) 855-8666

Article Written By Diane Hansen

Diane Hansen has a thirst for adventure and loves to share the world through the written word. Currently, she is the feature editor for "TRAVELHOST" magazine and is working on her first novel. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2002 with a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She has been writing freelance since 1996.

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