Fin recommendations for drysuit

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Mgungen

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Hi,

I am practicing drysuit diving. I have a DUI drysuit and DUI Rock boots. I was surprised to find out that none of the fins i use while diving with wetsuits fit to DUI Rock boots. (DUI | Drysuits & Diving Equipment from Diving Unlimited International The ones on the top of the age in the link provided. )

I understand that i need to buy one of the heavy rubber fin models. Such fins are manufactured by different brands and are available for different price levels.

I would appreciate to hear any recommendations from the ones who are diving with similar configuration.
 

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I'm not diving in drysuit, but if you want heavy rubber fin recommendation, I suggest look up on Tecline PowerJet, cheap, robust, and great propulsion. It has various choice from soft to hard, I use medium and it's wonderful, slightly heavier than SP Jetfins, and 1/4 it's price, I bought it from a Polish website and it cost around 60 EUR.
 

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If you need a heavy fin, go with OMS, ScubaPro Jet fins, or Hollis F1s. Those are the ones I see the most in the Puget Sound. I have two of those.
 

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Hollis F1 are my favourite. They have bigger pocket and are a very good stiffness.
 

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My drysuit has attached boots and is a little big. My OMS Slipstreams were not heavy enough, but may work for you since you are using rock boots.

I picked up a set of Torpedo fins from Randy at Piranha. They have been working well, and don't cost a small fortune.

DW
 

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Like you I needed new fins when I went with rock boots: I love the Mares Power Plana as they are moderately negative and are great for frog kicking.

Do a search here for various reviews/comments about them.
 

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I've used both Mares and Hollis F2s with my drysuit without any issues.
 
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Like you I needed new fins when I went with rock boots: I love the Mares Power Plana as they are moderately negative and are great for frog kicking.

Do a search here for various reviews/comments about them.
Are they wide enough for DUI Rock Boots?
 
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I've used both Mares and Hollis F2s with my drysuit without any issues.
Hollis F2 sounds like a good choice. I read that Hollies fins have the widest foot pockets where as F2 are slightly lighter than F1 which may be important issue while travelling
 

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where as F2 are slightly lighter than F1 which may be important issue while travelling
The main reason I bought them
 
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