Home » Buy fins » Uses » Scuba diving

Scuba diving fins

shinfinTM fins make walking easier on land and in boats. These scuba diving fins don’t stick out from your feet. So they are the best gear to save marine life too.

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.
Fins for scuba diving - welcome to the depths!
Fins for scuba diving – welcome to the depths!

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 shinfinTM fins. Your feet and ankles are free to move naturally because they don’t attach to your feet. Instead, they connect power direct to your legs, above your ankle joints. This encourages straighter knees than with foot flippers, which keeps your body streamlined for less drag. They also guide you into the streamlined kick that is essential to get the best fin power from the stronger muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso. For greater efficiency, use streamlined wetsuit booties that are flexible enough to let you point your toes. Try them, and find out for yourself that these scuba diving fins are an exciting alternative to traditional scuba diving gear.

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.

Comfortable fit

  • 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 shinfinTM power coming from the big muscles in your upper legs, buttocks, stomach and torso. These are same muscles you use for good “no-fins” swimming technique (without straining your feet, ankles and calf muscles like foot flippers). You also feel how they give the correct body balance to support your arm stroke. So using them as scuba diving fins is also strengthening your natural swimming kick. They are biomechanically advanced scuba gear, an evolutionary step up from traditional scuba diving fins.

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 shinfinTM fins because it won’t give as much power to overcome the extra drag from your scuba tank and other scuba gear. With the right streamlined kick shinfinTM fins have a comfortable, natural feel. They don’t strain your feet, ankles and calf muscles like traditional scuba diving fins.

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

We have many happy customers using shinfinTM fins for scuba diving.  I’m a scuba diver myself and have tested them with a tank. You must use a strong streamlined kick like good swimmers use. You must kick from your hip, with your knees fairly straight and only a little knee-bend. Then you will feel the power coming from your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso. You can do faster shorter kicks or slower longer kicks – whatever you prefer. If this good swimmer style of streamlined kick is new to you, then it may take a few sessions to build your strength in your upper legs and torso. Get used to using them for normal freestyle swimming first, without your scuba equipment.  Then you may wish to try them for scuba diving in a safe environment first.

Scuba diving fins reviews

For customer testimonials about people enjoying these fins for scuba diving, please see scuba diving fins reviews.

Great for snorkeling too

To learn about how these fins are also great for snorkeling, please see snorkeling fins article and snorkeling fins reviews.