Fins

Snorkelling Fins

As water sports experts, we know that snorkellers generally prefer lightweight snorkelling fins with a closed foot pocket. Since snorkelling doesn't require as much strength or cold protection as diving, using heavy diving fins with accompanying neoprene boots in most snorkelling areas would be somewhat excessive.

For a bit more performance or colder regions and also to provide better protection for your feet, snorkelling fins with heel straps that you wear with appropriate neoprene boots are naturally recommended.

And to ensure there's something for everyone, we've put together a good selection of different snorkelling fins for you, with various fits, performance categories, and something for every budget.

Lightweight Snorkelling Fins Without Neoprene Boots

Since the fin stroke in snorkelling isn't as powerful as in diving, the support of a fin with a closed foot pocket is sufficient for snorkelling. Naturally, with these full-foot fins, the fit of the foot pocket is even more important than with diving fins, as only a good fit guarantees a secure, snug hold on the foot and effective power transfer with good propulsion.

Equally important is a good fit for your comfort, as your feet are unprotected in these fins and any pressure point can lead to painful injuries. If the fins are a bit too loose or don't fit well at a specific spot, we recommend wearing the fins with thin neoprene socks or lycra socks. This is also a good idea for snorkellers with sensitive or very narrow feet to enjoy a good fit and high comfort.

Soft Full-Foot Fins with Short Blades

For most snorkelling tours, we recommend soft to medium-hard snorkelling fins made from lightweight materials that don't weigh your feet down while snorkelling and don't overstrain your leg muscles. Lightweight fins with thin, flexible blades or with short blades are suitable for this, such as some TUSA fins with closed foot pockets like the Sport Fin or the Full-Foot Rubber Fins, or some models of Mares snorkelling fins like the Mares Avanti Tre or Mares Manta.

Training Fins or Pool Fins with High Performance

For ambitious snorkellers, our online snorkelling equipment shop also offers some full-foot fins with more effective blades, such as the Scubapro Jet Sport FF fins or the Mares Superchannel FF snorkelling fins, which have harder and more efficient blades. The TUSA snorkelling fins Solla FF also impress with their high-quality craftsmanship and respectable performance.

This type of fin with a closed foot pocket and firmer blade with effective power transfer is also well-suited as training fins or high-performance swimming fins.

Fins with Heel Straps as Snorkelling Fins with Neoprene Boots for More Power and Protection

For colder waters, stronger currents or waves, or simply to protect your feet, diving fins, i.e., fins with heel straps, are better suited. These fins with an open foot pocket must be worn with appropriate neoprene boots, which you can also find in our online dive shop. These not only protect your feet from pressure points and cold water but also have the advantage that you can mostly do without additional beach shoes, as you can wear these boots on the beach and in the water, for swimming or on the boat, and you won't need to change shoes before putting on the fins.

Of course, these fins, together with the neoprene boots, come with higher acquisition costs and take up more space in your luggage - but you gain more comfort, better protection for your feet, and better propulsion in the water.

The Middle Ground - Barefoot Fins with Heel Straps

If you want to enjoy the better hold and more effective operation of diving fins but prefer to do without neoprene boots, there's an alternative: barefoot fins with heel straps. You can wear these without neoprene boots, so you won't incur additional costs for boots, and they require less space in your luggage. You'll still get the better hold and propulsion provided by the fin strap. A good example of this is the popular Scubapro Go Travel or the TUSA Travel Right snorkelling fins with heel straps.

Useful accessories for snorkelling fins such as neoprene socks or fin bags, as well as other snorkelling equipment like snorkelling suits, snorkels, or snorkel masks, can of course also be found in our online dive shop.


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Snorkelling Fins

As water sports experts, we know that snorkellers generally prefer lightweight snorkelling fins with a closed foot pocket. Since snorkelling doesn't require as much strength or cold protection as diving, using heavy diving fins with accompanying neoprene boots in most snorkelling areas would be somewhat excessive.

For a bit more performance or colder regions and also to provide better protection for your feet, snorkelling fins with heel straps that you wear with appropriate neoprene boots are naturally recommended.

And to ensure there's something for everyone, we've put together a good selection of different snorkelling fins for you, with various fits, performance categories, and something for every budget.

Lightweight Snorkelling Fins Without Neoprene Boots

Since the fin stroke in snorkelling isn't as powerful as in diving, the support of a fin with a closed foot pocket is sufficient for snorkelling. Naturally, with these full-foot fins, the fit of the foot pocket is even more important than with diving fins, as only a good fit guarantees a secure, snug hold on the foot and effective power transfer with good propulsion.

Equally important is a good fit for your comfort, as your feet are unprotected in these fins and any pressure point can lead to painful injuries. If the fins are a bit too loose or don't fit well at a specific spot, we recommend wearing the fins with thin neoprene socks or lycra socks. This is also a good idea for snorkellers with sensitive or very narrow feet to enjoy a good fit and high comfort.

Soft Full-Foot Fins with Short Blades

For most snorkelling tours, we recommend soft to medium-hard snorkelling fins made from lightweight materials that don't weigh your feet down while snorkelling and don't overstrain your leg muscles. Lightweight fins with thin, flexible blades or with short blades are suitable for this, such as some TUSA fins with closed foot pockets like the Sport Fin or the Full-Foot Rubber Fins, or some models of Mares snorkelling fins like the Mares Avanti Tre or Mares Manta.

Training Fins or Pool Fins with High Performance

For ambitious snorkellers, our online snorkelling equipment shop also offers some full-foot fins with more effective blades, such as the Scubapro Jet Sport FF fins or the Mares Superchannel FF snorkelling fins, which have harder and more efficient blades. The TUSA snorkelling fins Solla FF also impress with their high-quality craftsmanship and respectable performance.

This type of fin with a closed foot pocket and firmer blade with effective power transfer is also well-suited as training fins or high-performance swimming fins.

Fins with Heel Straps as Snorkelling Fins with Neoprene Boots for More Power and Protection

For colder waters, stronger currents or waves, or simply to protect your feet, diving fins, i.e., fins with heel straps, are better suited. These fins with an open foot pocket must be worn with appropriate neoprene boots, which you can also find in our online dive shop. These not only protect your feet from pressure points and cold water but also have the advantage that you can mostly do without additional beach shoes, as you can wear these boots on the beach and in the water, for swimming or on the boat, and you won't need to change shoes before putting on the fins.

Of course, these fins, together with the neoprene boots, come with higher acquisition costs and take up more space in your luggage - but you gain more comfort, better protection for your feet, and better propulsion in the water.

The Middle Ground - Barefoot Fins with Heel Straps

If you want to enjoy the better hold and more effective operation of diving fins but prefer to do without neoprene boots, there's an alternative: barefoot fins with heel straps. You can wear these without neoprene boots, so you won't incur additional costs for boots, and they require less space in your luggage. You'll still get the better hold and propulsion provided by the fin strap. A good example of this is the popular Scubapro Go Travel or the TUSA Travel Right snorkelling fins with heel straps.

Useful accessories for snorkelling fins such as neoprene socks or fin bags, as well as other snorkelling equipment like snorkelling suits, snorkels, or snorkel masks, can of course also be found in our online dive shop.