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White or Yellow Biofin? Which is more visible?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Ladyvalea, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Ladyvalea

    Ladyvalea Nassau Grouper

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    Ok, I want to know which color bio fin is more visible in deeper water? I mean compared to the yellow or white bio fin? like Roy G bvin... on the color scale ...where does the white come in? so does the white become black? and why does it say in the apollo site..white is good for photogopers to use for camera adjustin? Apollo Sports: Dive Gear: Split Fins: Bio-Fin Pro

    because I purchased White....and my husband has yellow....now which fin is brighter underwater?? I mean easier to spot?
     
  2. alewar

    alewar Solo Diver

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    Some photographers carry a plastic card of an specific color to calibrate the camera. I'm not into photography, but I guess you can use the white fins instead of the card an tell the camera "that's pure white".

    The white color also absorbs less light than yellow, so theoretically they should be easier to spot, unless you are diving in milk :)
     
  3. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    White fins will turn brownish-yellow soon enough. Plastics seem do that when you expose them to UV or water or stinky rubber suited divers.

    Buy the pink ones, they're in these days, and be sure to get split fins..... oh- you did!
     
  4. mdb

    mdb ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Apollo bio-fins have no plastic. The bio-fins are 100% natural rubber. The White fins are the most visible @ any depth.
     
  5. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Depends... are you asking whether they are more visible to humans... or sharks? I love my Bio-Fins but they are black.
     
  6. Jim Baldwin

    Jim Baldwin Instructor, Scuba

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    Just had this discussion with our local Scuba Pro rep. last night. I have black, blue and yellow twin jets.

    His question. "Have your yellow fins turned nasty, brown or off color?

    No.

    "Well the white ones won't either as they're made from exactly the same material."

    I had two well travelled divers in the shop as well and they had both dove with people who had used white fins and they commented on how well they could see the diver under the water.
     
  7. Steve50

    Steve50 Master Instructor

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    you need to immediately get to a warm location with great vis to check it out
     
  8. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    So answer that other thing, so far left unanswered....

    Will they change from white to darker shades, for whatever reason, when used?
     
  9. mdb

    mdb ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    RoatanMan: The white fins will darken if left in the sun for prolonged periods. If you dive,
    rinse and store in the normal "cool dry place" no problem. I have a pair of white spring strap fins with about 150 dives over 3 yrs. and they are still white with no discoloration.
     
  10. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Sounds like the white fins, being obviously more visible, are a winner.

    Yet, still, you offer no pink ones. Maybe.....?
     

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