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    TadPole
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    Apollo bio fin and snorkeling

    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?

    Dennis

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    Guppy
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    hey, maybe they're not made for it, but worked for me in aruba!

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    Same here. My bio-flippers work great with my goggles and breathing tube.

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    they do look light enough for comfortable snorkelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjose80 View Post
    they do look light enough for comfortable snorkelling.
    on the contrary, the bio fins are quite heavy...
    -cody / on vacation from vacation...
    PADI MSDT Instructor, US Coast Guard Captain - Master Near Coastal

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    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.

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    I use the fullfoot Biofin UNI for snorkeling. They are one of my favorite fins.

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    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.

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