There’s nothing quite like diving with a pair of powerful fins that are comfortable and fit like a glove. Our 2017 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best scuba diving fins that fit your diving style.
Atomic X1 Bladefins
The X1, Atomic’s latest fin model, marries a solid internal monocoque frame with rigid, low-profile side rails to create maximum kick-to-thrust performance, plus vertical stabilizers on each tip to improve tracking through a variety of finning styles. The time-proven EZ-LOK Buckle System is designed to combat accidental release. And the X1 comes in six colors.
The Agua’s supple, highly elastic full-foot pocket adjusts itself to your foot, providing comfortable, firm support for hours of easy kicking. The Agua is noticeably lighter than other fins in its class, but this full-foot fin also has excellent responsiveness for strong propulsion without fatiguing your legs. The fin is available in five sizes, and in blue or yellow.
The F1LT comes with a shorter blade than the original F1. And instead of being made of rubber, the F1LT is constructed of a SEBS compound that is lighter and more buoyant than rubber. This makes it an excellent choice for finning in confined spaces and near delicate reef systems.
Indigo Industries Shift XT
The new Shift XT is a modular fin that offers divers lots of choices. The unique design lets you adjust the fin blades and foot pockets to match water temperature and diving conditions. The slightly shorter blade length with bidirectional design provides agility without sacrificing thrust.
Indigo Industries Defiant XT
The sleek lines of the Defiant XT look great, and the unique blade delivers unsurpassed performance. Shorter and slightly wider, the blade provides excellent control and power to spare. The modular design lets you switch between a boot diving and barefoot diving fin in seconds.
Indigo Industries Apex XT
Split fin divers will like the versatility and performance of the Apex XT. The fin is completely modular, so you can adjust the amount of stiff ness to suit dive conditions and your preferred kicking style. You can also quickly and easily switch from diving with boots to barefoot diving.
Oceanic Manta Ray
The Manta Ray’s design was inspired by the shape and bio-mechanics of marine animals. The special Power-X system allows the fin’s blade to flex during the down stroke and release stored energy prior to the upstroke to optimize propulsion, while a flexible center channel increases thrust.
The Go travel fin combines the easy fitting benefits of an open-heel fin with the barefoot freedom of a full-foot fin. A fast and nimble performer in the water, it’s the ideal fin for divers, snorkelers and swimmers who travel near and far. A Medium-Large pair of the ultralight fins weighs just 2.6 pounds.
SEAC F1 S
Offering a traditional fin design with sleek, modern features, SEAC’s F1 S is lightweight, easy to use and comfortable on the foot. Best of all, it delivers one of the best performance-to-effort ratios on the market. The F1 S fin also gives you plenty of options; you can choose from its three sizes and five color combinations.
TUSA SF0104 Hyflex Switch
The Hyflex Switch is TUSA’s new open-heel fin powered by a modern PuRiMaX blade design. Six Vortex Generator ridges positioned behind the blade vent reduce resistance and create a more efficient kicking cycle. Disassembles for travel, and comes standard with a five-size adjustable bungee straps.
Built to optimize the alternative fin strokes favored by technical divers, the Recon is constructed with natural rubber compounds placed in strategic spots to maximize blade rebound, flexibility and abrasion resistance. The foot pocket features bottom channels to ease entry, and the spring straps are adjustable up to 2 inches thanks to a simple but innovative buckle system.