One thing every diver should know, may it be an amateur or a professional, is that scuba gears are an investment. Choosing which to purchase could be quite difficult especially when there’s a whole smorgasbord to choose from. During your dive mission, you wouldn’t want to exhaust all your energy by moving about the water, this is why divers need fins. Fins help increase one’s thrust power and protect their feet from scratching against the reef. Below are tips you’ll need when choosing fins that are a perfect match for you and your dive mission.
1. Ease of wearing
Tess out how easily and effortlessly one can put and remove the fins in and out of the water.
2. Adjustable fit
Assess the effectiveness usage of the straps and buckles.
3. Comfort and fit
Check the overall security and ease of the fin when worn during a dive mission.
Test out if fins have tendency to stagger, hit each other or slice side to side during the kick cycle
Assess the intensity of the effort put into one’s kick produce during the kick cycle.
6. Kicking Style
Check the overall efficiency and ease of the in when performing different kicking styles such as the frog kick, dolphin kick and etc.
Test out how quick one can increase their speed thru their kicks while underwater.
Assess how easily one can get in and out of confined spaces and how one can shift from one direction to another.
Do take note that fins are also gauged for buoyancy, weight and material used for their design or technology. Find the perfect pair for your dive and be responsible when maintaining it so that the investment could stick around for more dive missions.