Snorkel City Center Channel finTechnological advances in the snorkeling fin market have created a large variety of very different fins. Choosing the right fin can seem challenging, but understanding the basics makes deciding what works for you much easier.

There are two basic foot pocket designs--full foot and open heel.  Open heel fins are adjustable, and usually able to accommodate dive boots.  Designed to fit 2 to 3 sizes per fin, open heel fins are perfect for growing kids and divers who might wear boots or socks one day, and not wear any the next. Open heel fins are important if more than one person is going to use the same fins, because the fins can be adjusted to each foot.  Full foot fins are simple to use, comfortable, and great for the Caribbean and other warm water environments.  Full foot fins fit just like shoes, and the same perfect fit is essential to a comfortable dive.  The shoe-style fit also makes gearing up a snap-there are no buckles or straps to bother with before getting into the water.  Full foot fins are ideally suited for warm water when dive boots or socks are unnecessary.

Recently there has been a boom in the types of fin blades available.  Each different combination of blade features helps make your dive easier.  Paddle fins are the original fin design, featuring a flat, thin blade.  Paddle fins can be equipped with a number of additional features like vents to allow water to pass through the fin, side rails to stabilize the blade, and rubber flex channels to cup and direct water away from your foot.  Split fins are specially engineered to push water behind the fin, increasing propulsion and reducing diver effort.

Choose the fin you feel is right for you.  Check out the features listed on each fin before making your decision.  If you have any questions the knowledgabe staff at Snorkel City will be glad to help you.

Snorkeling Fins

Mask, Snorkel & Fin Sets

 

Manufacturer's size charts

U.S. Divers Kids' Blast finsU.S. Divers Kids' Blast Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKids' Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
S/M9 to 1320"8"
L/XLN/AN/A1 to 420"8.5"
22"8.5"






U.S. Divers Blast finsU.S. Divers Blast Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
Small3 to 6For Women's Sizing,See U.S. Divers20"8"
Medium6.5 to 9.5estimate 1 to 1.5 sizesKids Blast Fins20"8.5"
Large10 to 13smaller 22"8.5"
(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)






Deep See Aquaglide FinsDeep See Aquaglide Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
Small/Medium5 to 8.5For Women's Sizing,21"7.5"
Large/Extra Large9 to 13estimate 1 to 1.5 sizesN/A22"8.25"
smaller
(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)






Snorkel City Open Heel finsSnorkel City Open Heel Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
Small/Medium3 to 6For Women's Sizing,22"8"
Medium/Large8 to 10estimate 1 to 1.5 sizesN/A23.25"8"
Large/Extra Large10 to 13smaller 23.25"8.5"
(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)
Snorkel City Shoe Style finsSnorkel City Shoe Style Snorkeling Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
XXS1 to 2For Women's Sizing,1 to 217.25"6"
XS3 to 5estimate 1 to 1.5 sizes18.25"6.25"
S5 to 7smaller 19"6.5"
M7 to 9(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)20.5"7"
L9 to 1122"7.5"
XL11 to 1323.75"8"
U.S. Divers Proflex II finsU.S. Divers Proflex II Full Foot Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
XS3.5 to 5For Women's Sizing,19.75"7.5"
S5 to 6.5estimate 1 to 1.5 sizesN/A20.25"7.5"
M6.5 to 8smaller 21"8"
ML8 to 9.5(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)22"8.25"
L9.5 to 1122.5"8.25"
XL11.5 to 1323.5"8.75"
Snorkel City Center Channel finsSnorkel City Center Channel Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
XS3 to 5For Women's Sizing,21.5"7.5"
S5 to 7estimate 1 to 1.5 sizesN/A22"7.5"
M7 to 9smaller 23"8"
L9 to 11(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)23.5"8"
XL11 to 1325"8.75"
Mares Clipper Full Foot finsMares Clipper Full Foot Fins
Fin SizeMen's Shoe SizeWomen's Shoe SizeKid's Shoe SizeBlade LengthBlade Width
9 to 11For Women's Sizing,9 to 1114.75"5.5"
11 1/2 to 13estimate 1 to 1.5 sizes11 1/2 to 1316"6"
1 to 2smaller 1 to 218"6.5"
2 1/2 to 3 1/2(Womens 7 ≈ Mens 5.5-6)2 1/2 to 3 1/219"6.5"
4 to 54 to 520"7"
5.5 to 6.55.5 to 6.521"7"
7 to 87 to 822"7"
8.5 to 9.58.5 to 9.522.5"7.5"
10 to 1110 to 1123"7.5"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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