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I don't like to walk with fins on, or swim without them. But I do like to have them on my feet before I step, roll, fall or am pushed off the boat. Still, I can slip them on in the water easily (having spring straps) if I need to.
Yup ... I have friends who step off the boat with fins in hand and put them on in the water. Mine are Turtle fins with spring straps, and if I dropped one, it'll be on the bottom long before I could retrieve it ... and with local vis, that might mean no dive and a new pair of fins.
It was just below freezing and snow was falling steadily. As we stepped toward that portal separating a cold and dreary world from the tranquility and wonder of another dimension teeming with life and color a passer-by shook his head and muttered "crazy". Poor fool. If he only knew. (Airsix)
I agree with Spectrum. Current is sometimes hard to judge without a good reference. With a strong current, you might find yourself 50 ft behind the boat. Then you have to kill yourself to get to anchor line on the bow.
Sometimes, I'll even run a line off the bow past the stern just to make it easier in a rough surface current.