Paddle shaped fins have been the golden standard design throughout the ages but have recieved some huge benefits from channeling, combining different materials, hinges and vent technology. Paddle fins are suitable for more advanced finning techniques due to their shape.
Split Fin designs are based on studies on the shape and function of marine mammals fins. Split fins create a vortex of water that pushes you forwards using much less effort in your leg.
Free Diving fins are much longer than traditional fins and usually come in different hardnesses depending on your level and needs. Harder blades will flex during the kick, store that energy and use it to push you through the water faster with minimal energy.
Open Heel fins will have an adjustable strap behind an open foot pocket, more popular with open water divers as they are stronger, more adjustable and require a boot to be worn.
Full Foot fins are much lighter and are designed for snorkelling and pool use. Without the rigidity of an open heel fin and boots cramp in the foot can occur during heavy use.
No matter what level, shape, size, type or colour fin or flipper you need Simply Scuba can help.