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Dive Fins - Open Heel

Stainless Steel Spring Fin Straps
You'll notice here that we recommend open heel fins with spring fin straps. Spring fin straps are popular with experienced recreational and technical divers because they are extremely reliable and easy to use. Because there is nothing to clip, snap or adjust, spring fin straps make putting on and removing your fins easy and fast, especially if you have to do it in the water! They automatically adjust to the divers feet during the dive, compensating for depth and compression of boot material. Some fins are available with string fin straps, while others will require you to buy the string fin straps as a fin accessory.

Beware of Fin Hyperbole
Fin designs are an aspect of dive equipment that seem more like fashion trends, and there seems to always be someone promoting "a better mousetrap". Most of these elaborate fin designs work fine when used to move forward at a modest speed using a flutter scissor kick, and the split fin design tests especially well in this regard. However, many designs are poor if you wish to frog kick or use almost any of the swimming techniques preferred by experienced divers in tight spaces. Full foot pockets and elaborate heel strap systems are also more likely to cause the loss of a fin in forceful swimming. Be skeptical of those "fin performance reviews" that favour the casual recreational diver. Many knowledgeable divers choose a versatile no-frills open-heel fin design with a stiff blade and a strong, reliable spring strap at an affordable price.

For more information about choosing the right scuba fins for you, please see our Scuba Fins Buying Guide.



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Tusa Liberator X-Ten Open Heel Fins

Tusa Liberator X-Ten Open Heel Fins

The Tusa Liberator X-ten (SF-5000 and SF-5500) are designed to maximise energy transfer to provide optimum underwater propulsion based on Tusa's...
$110.00  $95.00
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Cressi Frog Fins - Open Heel

Cressi Frog Fins - Open Heel

The Cressi Frog Fins are a classic in the Cressi range, which has been on the market for many years and has a huge number of appreciators in every...
$139.00  $99.00
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Cressi Pro Light Fins - Open Heel

Cressi Pro Light Fins - Open Heel

The Cressi Pro Light Fin is more powerful, and is easy to use than any fin on the market. The unique polypropylene blade material provides a variable...
$143.00  $99.00
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Cressi Frog Plus Fins - Open Heel

Cressi Frog Plus Fins - Open Heel

The Cressi Frog Plus Open Heel Fins are Cressi’s latest addition to its extensive line of world renowned scuba diving fins. The Cressi Frog Plus...
$165.00  $125.00
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Northern Diver Military Jet Fins - Open Heel

Northern Diver Military Jet Fins - Open Heel

Jet Fins are considered by many technical divers as the 'Ultimate' dive fins. The Northern Diver Military Jet Fins are manufactured from a very high...
$185.00  $149.00
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Cressi Reaction Fins - Open Heel

Cressi Reaction Fins - Open Heel

The Cressi Reaction Open Heel Fins are the most recent of the Cressi scuba diving fins, and takes advantage of the exclusive Cressi patented...
$231.00  $150.00
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Tusa Solla Open Heel Fins

Tusa Solla Open Heel Fins

The Tusa Solla SF-22 Open Heel Fins combine TUSA's rich history of performance fin design with the latest advanced materials and hydrodynamic...
$200.00  $169.00
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Mares Avanti Quattro Plus Fins - Open Heel with Bungee Straps

Mares Avanti Quattro Plus Fins - Open Heel with Bungee Straps

The Mares Avanti Quattro Plus open heel fins are the restyling of a legend. They now come equipped with the patented Mares heel bungee straps which...
$199.00  $179.00
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Apollo Cetatek Aquabionic WARP1 Open Heel Fins

Apollo Cetatek Aquabionic WARP1 Open Heel Fins

The Apollo Cetatek Aquabionic WARP1 Open Heel Fins with adjustable Stainless Steel Spring Straps instantly adapt and continuously change to any kick...
$279.00  $239.00
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Apollo Bio-Fin Pro with Rubber Straps - Black

Apollo Bio-Fin Pro with Rubber Straps - Black

Independently voted the best overall fin in the world 9 times in a row by Rodales Scuba Diving magazine and the first choice of many Military Special...
$295.00  $250.00
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New Products For May - Fins

Apollo Bio Ranger Fins with Spring Straps

Apollo Bio Ranger Fins with Spring Straps
$375.00  $319.00
Save: $56.00 (15%)

Monthly Specials For May

Northern Diver Military Jet Fins - Open Heel

Northern Diver Military Jet Fins - Open Heel
$185.00  $149.00
Save: $36.00 (19%)
Northern Diver Coda Split Fins - Military Grade

Northern Diver Coda Split Fins - Military Grade
$339.00  $270.00
Save: $69.00 (20%)
Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z-3 Open Heel Split Fins

Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z-3 Open Heel Split Fins
$314.00  $267.00
Save: $47.00 (15%)

Apollo Bio-Fin Pro with Rubber Straps - Metallic Blue

Apollo Bio-Fin Pro with Rubber Straps - Metallic Blue
$315.00  $265.00
Save: $50.00 (16%)
Tusa Solla Open Heel Fins

Tusa Solla Open Heel Fins
$200.00  $169.00
Save: $31.00 (15%)


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