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Montana Diver
12-14-2008, 21:55
I am considering the purchase of a set of Bio fins. I will snorkel every day on my Maui trip, with hopefully three days of diving. Do the bios work as well fro snorkeling or do I need my blade fins?


10-26-2009, 11:29
hey, maybe they're not made for it, but worked for me in aruba!

10-26-2009, 11:54
Same here. My bio-flippers work great with my goggles and breathing tube.

11-07-2009, 19:44
they do look light enough for comfortable snorkelling.

11-08-2009, 22:54
they do look light enough for comfortable snorkelling.

on the contrary, the bio fins are quite heavy...

Diver Kat
11-08-2009, 23:08
Bio fins are negatively buoyant - so yes they are a bit heavy, but I used them for years snorkeling before I took up diving. Very easy to get good speed with little effort with them. I've had mine for 9 or 10 years now, and they're still going strong - so they were well worth the price I paid.

11-08-2009, 23:13
I use the fullfoot Biofin UNI for snorkeling. They are one of my favorite fins.

11-09-2009, 12:05
I love my bio-fins but when I did my Rescue Diver I had to do a number of surface swims (towing an unconscious/dead/tired diver). It felt like the bio-fins were heavy and slow at the surface. If I wasn't wearing 7mm full wet suit I believe it would have been worse. The positive buoyancy of the wetsuit compensated for the negative buoyancy of the fins.

If I was going snorkeling, I'd bring my blade fins and try both the bio-fins and balde fins once. Which ever one felt better I'd go with but I would not trust that the bio-fins would be adequate right now.