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best fins for snorkeling trips

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#1 seadweller


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

i was wondering what kind of fins are best for snorkeling trips like whale sharks in isla mujeres or the humpbacks of tonga? from what i understand scuba fins are no good. would i be best with freediving fins? really dont know what to get so any info/advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks a lot.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:02 AM

full foot fins are what you want, straps rob you of 40% of your energy according to tests on Mares Avanti Ls.

If you are not a super good swimmer I would avoid stiff freediving fins. If you try some soft (long distance) freediving fins you will never go back.

That said you may not require real freediving fins, I would suggest to Mares HP swimming fins to most people.

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