View Full Version : Lightweight Fins

10-21-2007, 17:32
We have booties and heavy fins - but we like to hike to great snorkel spots, and the heavy fins are becoming a burden. Can you recommend lightweight effective fins? We swim far out so we also need them to be effective.

10-21-2007, 18:01
I just got a pair of APS Mantarays. APS Mantaray Home Page (http://www.apsmantaray.com/)

I was very leary of shelling out the bucks for these. I normally dive stiff fins and don't like splits or fold-ups (like Volos) as I don't feel as though I have any power.

The Mantarays worked very well. I felt on ly a slight loss of power ove my TUSA Tri-X fins and yet, I noticed a considerable increase in comfort.

They are not cheap, but I really feel like I got my money's worth! I really like my pair.

Now, if the friggin' surf would calmdown on the Southern California weekends, I could get the bloody things wet again...

10-22-2007, 09:05
I second the APS Mantas. Dove them for the first time in September and walking around the boat I felt like my feet had helium balloons on them in comparison to the weight of my stiff black genesis I was diving previously. They performed better too I thought. Plus they are short and therefore more packable.


10-22-2007, 15:36
Force fins, they are pretty lightwieght and pack very easily

10-24-2007, 12:51
Do most places carry the APS Mantas; what are they actually made of; about how expensive are they - thanking you in advance :smiley36::smiley36::smiley36:

10-24-2007, 13:21
You can find a description of the product here:
APS Mantaray Home Page (http://www.apsmantaray.com/)
I found them online at Scuba.com and Leisurepro.com.