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Snorkeling Fins

Styles and Features of Scuba Fins

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Snorkeling Fins

Short snorkeling fins are great for snorkeling, but inappropriate for diving.

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Some fins are designed specifically for snorkeling. These fins are very short, which makes them easy to kick and putter about on the surface. Balancing to stand in shallow water is easy with these fins. While snorkeling fins are great for snorkeling, they will not provide sufficient propulsion for scuba diving because a scuba diver is wearing gear which increases his water resistance. A scuba diver using snorkeling fins will have to kick fast or hard to keep up with other divers.

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