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Mares Avanti Quattro Plus Fins

$139.00
The Mares Avanti Quattro Plus fins exceeds the established performance of the traditional model thanks to the use of new materials that optimize efficiency. Greater responsiveness and thrusting power with an even more attractive look.

OMS Slipstream Fins

$175.00
The OMS Slipstream Fins sports a design similar to the venerable Jet Fin, but instead of rubber, it’s made out of Monoprene resin –– a thermoplastic elastomer that delivers rubber-like performance but is much lighter. Indeed, this fin looks heavy, but it weighs no more than many modern fin designs.

Gull Super Mew XX Fins

$195.00

Gull Super Mew XX Fins

Most fins are manufactured with an even hardness across the blades. Super Mew XX fins are made with different hardness in the ribs and blades in order to obtain the required driving force underwater.

Scubapro Jet Fins Camo

$235.00
Scubapro Jet Fins are available in a range of colours with an adjustable rubber heel strap or a rugged stainless-steel spring strap that lasts forever and makes donning and doffing as easy as can be.

Tusa Solla Fins SF22

$149.00
Tusa Solla Fins SF22 combines TUSA’s rich history of performance fin design with the latest advanced materials and hydrodynamic innovations. A completely new design, the Solla diving fin has several unique features that deliver superior propulsion, speed and manoeuvrability.

Scubapro Go Sport Fins

$160.00

Scubapro Go Sport Fins

SCUBAPRO introduces the GO SPORT fin featuring a "Boot-Fit" design and offering the same functions and features as the original GO fin. This version features a revised Ergo3 foot pocket that has been re-profiled to accommodate boots.

Cressi Thor Ebs Fins

$189.00
Cressi Thor EBS fins is a brand new design for this extremely effective and yet very easy to use fin. The special arched profile of the fins combined with the two central ribs promote a significant flow convection effect, known as “spoon effect”, which stabilises and boosts propulsion.

Scubapro Jet Fins

$180.00
SCUBAPRO Jet Fins have a long and celebrated history of performance. They set the standard for power and durability in 1965, and are still immensely popular today.  

Gull GT Fin

$390.00
Gull GT Fin was born from a desire for a fin that bears the strong torque power of a jet style fin while also integrating the unique flexibility of KINUGAWA rubber.

SCUBAPRO Seawing Nova Gorilla

$229.00

ScubaPro Seawing Nova Gorilla

While virtually identical in appearance to the Seawing Nova open-heel fin, the SEAWING NOVA GORILLA uses a special additive in its compound to provide more stiffness and snap to the blade. This results in more power and control for divers who like a stiffer fin with more "feedback."

Oceanic Viper Fins

$85.00
Oceanic Viper Fins precision blend of hydrodynamics and for ultimate comfort, efficiency and performance. The Viper's Flexible Power Thrust Channel directs water off the tip of the blade for improved power and efficiency.

Problue F749C Rubber Diving Fins with Camouflage

$120.00
High quality rubber compound allows greater efficiency by reducing weight, which can meet with most diving conditions, and recreational divers.

What is an Open-Heel Fin?

Open-heel fins have larger, stiffer foot pockets and are open at the back to accommodate neoprene dive booties and/or drysuit boots. These kinds of fins are held in place with an adjustable heel strap or bungee.

Open-Heel Fin

Pros and Cons

1. Don’t Get Cold Feet — They are worn with booties, which provide additional insulation. Open-heel fins are required for drysuit diving, the large boots will not work with a full-foot fin.
2. Put Your Foot Down — Booties protect your foot from cuts and stings. They provide protection even when you aren’t wearing your fins, so they are beneficial for rocky, hazardous shore entries.
3. Adjust Accordingly — Adjustable heel straps can be loosened and tightened to achieve a great fit — they also make it easier to get the fin on and off. This makes it easy to wear the same fin with booties of varying sizes and thicknesses.
4. Expense — They are generally more expensive than full-foot fins. Especially when you add in the additional cost of a pair of booties.
5. Bulk — Open-heel fins are generally larger and bulkier than full-foot fins. This makes them powerful work-horses underwater, but more difficult to travel with.

Full-foot fins would be an appropriate choice for divers who frequent warm-water destinations and prefer to dive from boats. They are also well-suited for folks who travel or enjoy snorkeling as much as diving — provided that they purchase actual dive fins, not just snorkel-specific fins that are not suitable for current or moving bulky dive gear underwater.

underwater swiming

Divers who visit destinations with cooler water will want to consider open-heel fins. This will allow them to wear neoprene booties appropriate for the dive environment. Booties can also be worn in warm water and can be useful for divers who get cold easily.

underwater diving

The added protection is ideal for divers who like to shore dive or have long walks between where they gear up and the dive site. They may be slightly bulkier and more expensive than full-foot fins, but open-heel fins offer greater flexibility and are a good investment for any diver.