Everything about your scuba Fins

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SCUBA DIVING FINS

There are a number of things that every diver (and instructor) should know about scuba fin selection, use and care. To help you become a fin expert, SDI has put together four one-minute videos each covering the three key factors in fin selection, donning, kicking and post-dive care.

Would you like to know more? Each video links to an in-depth article on the subject. Impress your friends with your in-depth knowledge of this important piece of dive gear. Watch all five videos and read all five articles.

3 Tips to Selecting the Right Fins

There are, of course, a number of features you will want to consider when selecting between various fin makes and models. To make sure you get the right fins, with the right features and fit, be sure to enlist the help of the experienced professionals at your local SDI Dive Center. They’ve helped match dozens of divers with the perfect fins and can do the same for you.

Donning Fins Correctly

You would think that donning fins would be among the simplest of scuba skills, but they are easy to forget. Follow these steps to make it easier to remember, and to help you do it the correct way!

Choosing the Right Kick

Just as there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat, there is more than one way to get from Point A to Point B under water. This is a good thing, as it not only allows you to choose the propulsion technique best suited for a particular situation, it also allows you to switch periodically between different kicks to help prevent cramping and exhaustion. Knowing all three kicks can help you handle your swim in any situation depending on the circumstances.

Caring for your Scuba Fins

There are, of course, a number of features you will want to consider when selecting between various fin makes and models. To make sure you get the right fins, with the right features and fit, be sure to enlist the help of the experienced professionals at your local SDI Dive Center. They’ve helped match dozens of divers with the perfect fins and can do the same for you.

Right Fit

Step 2
Modified Kick
Rinse

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  1. Captain Steve Bielenda
    Captain Steve Bielenda says:

    I think whoever did the video and wrote the how to kick your fins should watch the video again, they state keep your knee straight??? in the video the knee is ben, as it should be, on the downward stroke the kick stars at the hip and with the knee slightly bent pulls the fin thought the water downward and as you reach your full extension the end of the fin bends like a fishes tail pushing the water away and you continue the stroke on the upward motion you straighten your leg and the fin finishes its trust and with the knee straight the leg move back from the hip, watch your video and you will see what I’m stating.
    Captain Steve Bielenda
    captainswb@gmail.com

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