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Hi,

I am practicing drysuit diving. I have a DUI drysuit and DUI Rock boots. I was surprised to find out that none of the fins i use while diving with wetsuits fit to DUI Rock boots. (https://www.divedui.com/pages/step-7-select-your-drysuit-boot-style The ones on the top of the age in the link provided. )

I understand that i need to buy one of the heavy rubber fin models. Such fins are manufactured by different brands and are available for different price levels.

I would appreciate to hear any recommendations from the ones who are diving with similar configuration.

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12 minutes ago, Mehmet Gungen said:

Hi,

I am practicing drysuit diving. I have a DUI drysuit and DUI Rock boots. I was surprised to find out that none of the fins i use while diving with wetsuits fit to DUI Rock boots. (https://www.divedui.com/pages/step-7-select-your-drysuit-boot-style The ones on the top of the age in the link provided. )

I understand that i need to buy one of the heavy rubber fin models. Such fins are manufactured by different brands and are available for different price levels.

I would appreciate to hear any recommendations from the ones who are diving with similar configuration.

I just wear regular wetsuit style boots over my drysuit socks.  Changing boots might be cheaper and allow greater choice of fin styles than trying to find a fin that will fit your boots.  You might need a size larger for your boots?

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Hi Mehmed,

It is not seldom happening that the "normal" fins are too small for the drysuit. My wife and me have the regular neoprene boots on our drysuits and she takes my "normal" fins and I have to take XXL Scubapro jetfins. You have to try the fins in the shop and bring your drysuit with you. Any model that fits on the boots will be o.k., but avoid soft fins...

I like the Jetfins, but they are heavy. If I would purchase today, I would go for similar fins, but leightweight, e.g. Hollis F2 tech. It is a superstition that fins for drysuits have to be heavy, better invest in a good training for drysuits diving...

 

Wolfgang

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Like Wolfgang, I had to go with the Scubapro Jetfins too. They are big and heavy. 

Good advice, I thought, to take the boots to a scuba shop and see what fits. 

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The problem with Rock Boots is that they are very large so sometimes even a Scubapro jetfin doesn't fit in. A turtle fin could help.

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Been using the same pair of mares Quattros for the last twenty years, dry suit with and without rock boots and wetsuit.

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I have the Turbo Tec Boots on my drysuit.  I am using the ScubaPro Nova fins in a size XL for my drysuit.  When Im in m wetsuit I use the OMS SlipStream fin in a size L.  Both are white for visibility.

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I use a pair of Converse instead of rock boots. Lots of fin choices that way

Bill

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Thank you for valuable information. 

I bought Hollis F1 Lt in XXL size. Most probably largest foot pocket among all fins in the market. Lighter than original F1 which is preferable for travel. Also sizewise a bit smaller than original F1. I hope i ll like them when i ll have chance to try in water

 

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I use Apeks RK3 fins with my Rock Boots. Given the size and characteristics, they are reasonably light and I travel with them.

- brett

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Just in case you find yourself looking back... ;)

A regular pair of neoprene boots (sized-up of course) is a great alternative to rock boots, which have been my preference for the past 10+ years. I currently use these, but any type of "tall" neo boots with a zip would do.

They are great at minimizing the amount of air that can travel to your feet (and bubble you up...), so you can easily let some air get to your legs, and with a bit of practice, just enough to get a perfectly horizontal position.

With such boots, I don't see the need for those heavy-rubber fins. I mean you can use them if that's your preference, but I am sticking with the Avanti Quattro Plus which I also use for tropical 3mm wetsuit diving. They are lighter, and working well for both flutter kick, and the frog kick which is so useful for muck/silty diving.

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