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Advice for diving with one fin?

Discussion in 'Divers with Disabilities' started by frontiernurse, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. frontiernurse

    frontiernurse Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    For an update... I bought some used size L Force Fin "vintage" on ebay. They seem promising and I've been dying to try them in a local pool but they are still quite large even with booties. I bought Comfort Insteps from the manufacturer but once delivered they were STOLEN FROM MY LOBBY. D$78mi##T!!!! Seriously, I was tracking the delivery and they were only in my lobby for 1 hour and 15 minutes. I am totally willing to buy another set from Force Fin but I'd rather not have to pay. I reported this to the post office and my landlord blahblah.

    That said, I'm going diving in a few weeks, I have a bum foot, and I think these might help me a lot, so if anyone has some (or even one) comfort instep for Force Fins that you would like to sell (or just send) I'd be mighty appreciative!!
     
  2. frontiernurse

    frontiernurse Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: san francisco
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    And a final report - I dove in Hawaii with the used force fins from ebay and they helped a lot!! Every other fin ground my crappy senseless skin to the bone, but I dove every day for a week (albeit very gentle easy dives) - ~ 15 dives total, and there was minimal damage to the foot! Success! Thanks to everyone who gave feedback here.
     
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  3. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    A thought:

    Call Dano and buy ONE of these: Freedive Hunter Freediving Fins | MAKO Spearguns (I'd bet he would do that)

    They have the most comfortable foot pocket that I've tried and the fins still work with a long slow kick. I wasn't sure at first, but starting to love them.

    -and no diver has just one [-]set of fins[/-] fin. :D
     
  4. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Mono fins are not a solution for you, as they place much more strain on both feet than regular fins. I know, as I am the former Finswimming Director for the Underwater Society of America (1980s).

    SeaRat
     
  5. Roger McKinney

    Roger McKinney Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Pal Harbor Florida
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    Hi, I have been diving for over 40 years with one leg. I use one fin and jump in. A little extra hand paddle keeps me straight. I carry a spear gun too. Not a big deal.
     
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  6. frontiernurse

    frontiernurse Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: san francisco
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