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Best Freediving Fins For Beginners

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Best Freediving Fins For Beginners

Updated: 3/26/2018

Freediving is a beautiful sport which requires a tremendous amount of skill. A great thing about freediving is there is no heavy scuba tank or equipment to load up.

Being able to hold your breath for long periods without the support of a scuba tank is something to brag about.

Also being able to hit the deep waters without needed any equipment load can feel amazing.

One thing you do need though is an excellent pair of free diving fins that will help you conquer the great deep waters.

With so many different styles of fins finding the perfect pair of fins can get time-consuming.

There are so many factors available such as the fins material, stiffness and force that they generate can get overwhelming especially to a freediving beginner.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]

Best Freediving Fins of 2018

Here are the list of the best freediving fins for both beginners and advanced freedivers.

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Beuchat Mundial OneBeginnerYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 MARES PURE INSTINCT RAZOR PROMares Pure Instinct Razor ProBeginnerYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 CRESSI GARA 2000HFCressi Gara 2000HFBeginnerYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 OMER STINGRAYOmer StingrayBeginnerYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 Seac Motus Long Blade Spearfishing Freediving FinsSeac Motus Long BladeBeginnerYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐
 LEADERFINS NEOLeaderfins NeoIntermediateYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 RIFFE G2 VELOCRiffe Descender Long Blade FinsIntermediateYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 MAKO COMPETITION FG FINSMako Competition FreedivingIntermediateYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 C4 RED FALCON CARBON FINSC4 Red Falcon CarbonAdvancedYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 OMER STINGRAY CARBON FINSOmer Stingray CarbonAdvancedYESCheck Price⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Beuchat Mundial One freediving fin is actually aimed at the beginner and occasional freedivers and spearfishers. It is a solid long style freediving fin which works best for beginners of the sport. This high-quality entry level full foot long freediving fin is perfect if you are just starting out with freediving.

It’s a very budget friendly pair of fins yet it doesn’t sacrifice quality. The material is a Bi-material fin with a thermoplastic elastomer foot pocket. It has blade performance stabilizers which are integrated into the foot pocket tips and to the end of the fin blade works great with the fishtail shape that directs the water flow. This allows the fin blade to flow better and allows you to achieve an efficient fin stroke.

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  • Length of the blade: 24 Inch
  • Weight: 38 oz
  • Sizes available : 39-40 / 41-42 / 43-44 / 45-46 /47-48

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Pros” box_color=”#2eff37″ title_color=”#000000″]Budget Friendly Great For Beginners Nice and Simple[/su_box][/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Cons” box_color=”#ff2e34″ title_color=”#000000″]Has a very wide fit. Great for wide feet people.[/su_box][/su_column][/su_row]

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The Mares Pure Instinct Razor Pro has an interchangeable blade. The foot pocket design was developed with a collaboration of an Italian foot clinic thus making the foot pocket extremely comfortable. The instep and the tensioners under the arch have been well researched to implement a design in the fin that produces the maximum amount of energy with your fin strokes while still remaining comfortable. With the 22 degrees angle of the blade to the foot pocket, the fin has a natural extension of your leg, making your fin strokes much easier. Thanks to the techno-polymer Design these fins have an ideal flexion curve. Which makes it a true core of agility and elasticity. With this lightweight yet powerful fin the Razor Pro has the best yield amongst all other techno-polymer fins on the market.

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  • Length of the blade: 32 Inch
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Sizes available : 5.5 / 6.5

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Pros” box_color=”#2eff37″ title_color=”#000000″]Very comfortable design at a decent price[/su_box][/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Cons” box_color=”#ff2e34″ title_color=”#000000″]Although there are interchangeable blades, the ones that come with the fins are a bit stiff.[/su_box][/su_column][/su_row][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]

Cressi Gara 2000HFCRESSI GARA 2000HF

If you are looking for an amazing pair of dive fins used by world-class free divers that dive to record depths then the Cressi Gara 2000HF is what you need. The cressi gara 2000HF has amazing durability combined with a combination of lightness, thrust and of course, comfort packed into this great and amazing pair of fins. The fins total lenght comes in at 49 inches which is 2 inches shorter than the cressi 3000LD but it’s a bit more stiff. If you need a dive fin with a comfortable foot pocket then look no further. The Cressi Gara 2000HF has an amazing and comfortable foot pocket made with soft material that will let you dive for long periods of time.

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  • Total Length Of The Fins: 48 Inchs
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Plastic Fin Blade
  • Stiff Blade
  • Comfortable Foot Pocket
  • Long Blade For Freediving and Spearfishing

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Pros” box_color=”#2eff37″ title_color=”#000000″]Extremely comfortable and used by world-class free divers[/su_box][/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””][su_box title=”Cons” box_color=”#ff2e34″ title_color=”#000000″]It’s a bit stiff for a beginner and would be recommened for intermediate to advanced users.[/su_box][/su_column][/su_row][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]

What Are Fins And How Do They Work?

Diving fins is a tool to help aide freedivers and scuba divers maneuver underwater effectively.

As funny as this may sound not everyone knows how to use dive fins properly. After all, it is a technique and skill which you will need to learn when getting into the sport of freediving.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text 0=””]It’s a little difficult to explain in words exactly how to use dive fins properly but I’ll try my best. If you already know how to dive with fins and want to get straight to the reviews please skip this part and scroll down.

When you’re in the water with a pair of fins you want to keep your legs straight and locked while you kick up with one leg and bring it back to a neutral position. After your legged moved to its neutral position you’ll want to kick with the other leg and repeat.

As I said, it’s quite difficult to teach with words so here is a video on how to swim with fins properly which will give you a better visual.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””]

What To Look For In Dive Fins?

When you’re a beginner in freediving knowing what to look for in a diving fin is crucial. There are three main things to look for when deciding on a new pair of freediving fins

These are:

  • Fin design
  • The material of the fin
  • stiffness options

You’ll want to look at different stiffness options and whether or not the fins have comfortable foot pockets or not.

We know how time-consuming it can be to find the perfect pair and since water sports are a specialty of ours. We have done the research for you. Although this is our opinion you may want to do your own research.

We will cover the best freediving fins for sale and available today.

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Other Useful Information

Unless you have a foot made out of steel it would be a wise decision to get neoprene socks to protect your feet while it is in the dive fin. If you decide to dive without neoprene socks the foot pocket will rub against your ankles causing blisters and that is no fun.

Another thing to consider as a beginner is whether or not you want foot pockets or strap fins. With strapped fins, you can use reef shoes and slip the fins over the shoes, that way if you plan to climb up reef you can slip your fins off and still have protection on your feet.

Trust me, it’s extremely hard to walk on the reef with a pair of long dive fins equipped on your feet. Another thing to consider is your freediving mask type. Always do your research when choosing the best freediving mask, after all, you’d want something durable that won’t constantly fog up.

Also, you may want to consider interchangeable blades when you start to develop a better skill at diving/scuba diving.

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Best Carbon Freediving Fins

Carbon fiber fins extremely lightweight which gives the diver the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.

When it comes to carbon fiber fins the carbon material used in the fin blades makes it an extremely efficient material which will save and conserve energy to the freediver or scuba diver.

Carbon fins are known for their performance when it comes to diving and just like everything in life, there is the pros and cons.

One of the major cons when it comes to carbon fiber fins is that their quality is quite delicate and vulnerable.

If you’re diving near the reef or large hard objects then these set of fins will have the tendency to burst if it makes a hard enough impact on the reef or hard objects.

For beginner divers a lot of times they spend their time in the waters near reefs so carbon fins won’t be ideal. However, as you develop your free diving skills and start to venture into the deep, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to carbon fins.

So if you plan to go in open waters away from dangerous reefs and hard objects you’ll definitely want to choose a fin that offers carbon blades.

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Best Fiberglass Freediving Fins

Fiberglass fins are more commonly used when diving near the reef and rocky areas and make a better entry level type fin.

Unlike the carbon fins, fiberglass fins are heavier, stiffer fins and less likely to break if hit against rocks and reef or any large hard objects.

The con with fiberglass fins, they are heavier and has less flexibility and can fatigue the diver quickly due to the amount of force needed to kick these fin blades.

On the other hand, an aerospace grade fiberglass fin is practically indestructible and can last a lifetime. The fiberglass material is able to withstand an extreme amount of damage before you have to retire them.

So if you are a diver that will e near a lot of reefs and hard objects it’s best to start out with these fins and later upgrade as you venture into the open waters.

However, there are some fins available which have both fiberglass and carbon mixture. These make a great choice as an all-around diving fin since you get the flexibility from carbon and the strength of fiberglass.

If you are a diver that go from reef to deep open waters and never really decided on a set place then these type of fins would best be suited for you.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]

Best Freediving Fins For Wide Feet

XS Scuba – Frog Foot Fin – Large Black – Scuba and Snorkel Diving

These fins are good for wide feet. It is an original, non-vented, power-channeling and ultra-responsive fin. It is used by navy seals, marine special forces and divemasters world-wide!

With its unique design, it helps with leg fatigue while still giving you maximum power!

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So, there you have it. Some of the best freediving fins for beginners. We hope you found this information useful and can no make a more educated decision when deciding to choose a good pair of freediving fins.

If you enjoyed this review of the best fins for beginners then you may also enjoy our other review on the top 10 spearguns. We cover some of the best spearguns on the market today in 2018. If you feel that we missed some useful information please let us know.

Contact us at We’d love to hear from you. We believe that you may also be interested in reading on the best dive lights of 2018.

As always. Practice safe diving and respect the ocean.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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