Want to move easier, land & water?
+ Safer water entry & exit.
+ Walk easier on land & in boats.
+ Climb up & down boat ladders.
+ Streamlined kick, less knee-bend.
+ Slow or fast kicks.
+ Lightweight scuba fins.
+ About half foot flipper weight.
+ Kick up less silt & sand, see more.
+ Comfortable feet & relaxed ankles.
+ Don’t strain Achilles tendons.
+ Don’t cramp feet & calf muscles.
+ Swim through gaps easier.
+ Don’t stick out from your toes.
+ Kick less coral, plants & sea life.
+ Revolutionise your scuba diving.
Your ideal scuba diving fins?
Would you prefer scuba diving fins that protect the underwater environment against unnecessary damage? If so, are you interested in less cumbersome fins that don’t stick out from your feet, so you don’t kick marine life? Would you like wear your fins whilst walking into and out of the water, and climbing up and down boat ladders? Are you tempted by scuba diving fins that don’t strain your feet, ankles and calf muscles? Are you looking for more environmental friendliness and more enjoyment from your scuba diving gear?
I have designed all these scuba diving benefits and more, into shinfin
Environmental dive gear saves marine life
- they don’t protrude from your toes like foot flippers
- less cumbersome than traditional scuba diving fins
- minimise kicking coral reefs, plants and animals
- natural, streamlined movement through the underwater environment
- straighter kick with less knee-bend, so you swim through gaps easier
- stand delicately on underwater rocks if necessary
- minimise kicking up silt and sand
The best scuba diving fins should preserve the marine environment that you are down there enjoying. They should not stick out from your feet causing you to unwittingly smash coral reefs and other marine plants and animals. They should encourage an efficient, streamlined body position with only a little knee-bend during your kick. To achieve this they must be powered by the big muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso. They should work with good manoeuvrability for slow and fast kicks. They should not strain your feet, ankles, Achilles tendons and calf muscles like traditional foot fins. Instead, good scuba diving fins should help you relax and feel comfortable and natural in the water.
Safer water entry & exit
- easier walking to entry point and jumping in for shore dives
- leave them on for safer exits from shore dives
- tough polyurethane scuba diving fins you can kneel on, protecting your shins
- easier walking on boats, jumping in and climbing down boat ladders
- leave them on for safer exits onto boats and climbing up boat ladders
- secured by replaceable rubber straps
Walking in shallow water
When walking in shallow water to or from your dive site, lift your knees higher than normal so the fins slide upwards and forwards through the water. Then place your foot down quickly on the bottom for the next step. The straps should be secure enough so that the fins do not slip around your leg. If there is a current, don’t worry about the fins bending in the direction of the current – they are supposed to do that to reduce the water drag on the fins. It gets easier once you are thigh deep because the water supports you better.
- the one size fits children to adults
- straps adjust so they fit on bare legs or over your wetsuit
- wear them with lightweight, streamlined booties, flexible so you can point your toes
- comfortable feet and relaxed ankles
- no extra Achilles tendon strain
- scuba diving fins which reduce calf muscle strain
The straps adjust to fit on your bare leg or over a diving wetsuit. To minimize drag, wetsuit booties should be flexible enough to let you point your toes. It is best to use booties without heavy sole or heel areas.
Streamlined scuba diving kick
- scuba diving fins that connect power direct to your legs
- power from strong muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach & torso
- avoid bent knee “bicycle kick”
- legs stay streamlined for slow or fast kicks
- match your kick direction by adjusting fin angle around leg
I have designed them to match good streamlined kicks for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. So, as well as being good scuba diving equipment, they also improve your swimming technique (arms too), stroke efficiency and speed. You feel how they help to keep your body horizontal for less drag. Feel how they guide you to kick from your hips, with only a little knee-bend. You feel the shinfin
Don’t kick them like foot fins
Please note that the usual kick used by scuba divers with traditional long scuba diving fins is very different. It has much more knee-bend and more power from your calf and ankle muscles (hence the common cramps in the feet, ankles and calf muscles). So, don’t do this knee-bend style of kick with shinfin
Turn like a dolphin
To turn, twist your body at the waist to angle your legs to press the face of the fins sideways, to the outside of the bend. This gives a smooth streamlined turn through the water – like dolphins and fish turn. You can keep kicking whilst you turn.
Scuba diving fins techniques & tips
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Scuba diving fins reviews
For customer testimonials about people enjoying these fins for scuba diving, please see Scuba Diving Fins Reviews.