Wear Scuba Fins Properly
Learning to wear scuba fins properly is all about knowing what type of scuba fins you need. The scuba fins you need depend on two very specific conditions. Scuba fins for warmer water scuba diving are slightly different than scuba fins for other waters. Also, wet suit's are usually paired with a certain type of scuba fin while dry suits usually go with a larger scuba fin size. A lot to digest right? Well, no worries. Here's how to wear scuba fins properly.
- Tropical weather scuba fins. If you plan on diving in warmer waters, you can safely go with the open heel adjustable scuba fin. Because the fin size and foot pocket correspond, if your foot fits in the pocket, you've got the right size fin. Just adjust the back of the scuba fin to make sure it's secure.
- Cooler water scuba fins. In colder waters, you'll want a full foot scuba fin fitted over a rubber footie. The footies are sized like shoes. So size up the footie then find a a scuba fin that fits snuggly over the footie. Your foot shouldn't reach all the way down the foot pocket. That's a little too tight. You want a little space in there.
- Dry suits. Because dry suits come equipped with their own boots, you'll have to get a scuba fin to accommodate your larger than normal foot. You'll probably need the next size up scuba fin. You can choose the adjustable fins with a dry suit.
- Wet suits. If you're using a wet suit, follow the guidelines pertaining to warm and cold waters. Your feet are exposed in a wet suit so act accordingly. Use footies for colder waters. They aren't necessary for warmer ones.