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With fins vs without fins

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by engblom, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
    Interesting that you mention the frog kick. I got a new pair of fins for travel that are really light. They float. They make it a lot tougher to do a deep kick on the surface, so I was doing a lot of frog-kicking when I was snorkeling on Maui in August ....
  2. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
  3. viktoria23

    viktoria23 Garibaldi

    Definitely with fins! I remember when I was a beginner I went snorkeling with cheap very soft fins and suddenly the current became strong and I needed to fight against it to make it back to shore (even with the fins!) Since then I bought good fins that are powerful and effective and never had any trouble even in strong current. So based on my own experience, I always tell everyone to get proper fins for your own safety!
  4. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

    Fins that bend down where the blade connects to the toes work better on the surface because you can keep the blade underwater and still facing back.

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