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good fins for wetsuit diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by KentB, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. KentB

    KentB Barracuda

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    So Ive only ever dove dry except for 2 dives in mexico with cheap cheap $30 fins
    I have 2 liveaboards booked which will both be warm water Feb 2020 maldives and may 2020 red sea
    when I did the red sea this year Jan 2019 i took my drysuit and just wore t shirt and boxers underneath but these 2 trips will be much warmer. I have a 3/2 mm wetsuit Im going to take but Im pretty sure ill be able to get away with just a rash guard.

    what fins do people use for wetsuit diving? I currently use turtle fins but 1- i think they will be too heavy and 2- i think the pocket is too lose for the separate wetsuit boots i have.

    i have a handful of friends with pools that Im going to bribe to use to sort out my harness and weighting.

    current experience level is TDI extended range and currently doing advanced wreck

    thanks!
     
  2. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    I use my dry suit fins with my 3 mm wetsuit. Just cinch them up tight, and they should not come off.

    Works for me, but may not work for other divers.

    Divegoose
     
  3. NorCalDM

    NorCalDM Barracuda

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    When I am boat diving only in warm water I use a full foot fin. My favorite is Mares Avanti Quattro they are great in current as well.
     
  4. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    The Mares Avanti Quattro are the fins that I use as well. With the quick open buckles, the fins are very easy to remove once I get to the ladder of the boat. Agreed - they are good in current as well.

    Divegoose
     
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  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    I use split fins. I have used various full foot fins over decades snorkeling but usually found they irritated my feet and at times wore socks. To be honest, I didn't know one would use different fins diving wet vs. dry. I've never dived dry and never thought to ask.
    I use the spring straps, which many recommend instead of buckles.
     
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  6. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

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    Another Mares fan here too... for warm water diving with a thin neoprene sock the full foot Avanti Quattro really allows you to zoom through current.
    I also have the open-heeled strap Avanti Quattro for cooler water diving, and while still a good fin it lags noticeably behind the full foot version in current.
     
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  7. athigunk

    athigunk BKK Divers

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    All jet fins except the actual jet fins should be good for wetsuit diving.
     
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  8. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Deep Six Eddy fins or OMS Slipstreams.
     
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  9. TheRealScubaSteve

    TheRealScubaSteve Nassau Grouper

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    I use the same fins for drysuit or wetsuit, except in a smaller size. Mares Super Channels or Apeks RK3 HDs in my case. I should think "too heavy" can be rectified pretty easily by slightly adjusting your tank up.
     
  10. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

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    Another vote for Mares Avanti Quattro
     

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