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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Externet, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Externet

    Externet Nassau Grouper

  2. Snoweman

    Snoweman Great White

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    I fear it would encourage divers to "swim" while diving. Keep the hands tucked in!
  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Of course I wouldn't use them for diving but would have to retrain myself for swimming with them because I don't swim with my fingers spread like that, lol.

    Funny things. @Externet, Thanks for sharing so we can all have a chuckle.
  4. arcticat99

    arcticat99 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Saskatoon Sask canada
    i use little paddles on the palm for swimming .great for cardio work these would be the same helps pull you through the water quite nicely but no not for diving
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  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!

    ' Webbed finger swimming fins' have had a presence since the beginning of recreational diving and possibly even before the arrival of the bubble machine

    Similar items appeared in the very early US Divers (Aqua Lung) Catalogs

    They had a correct name but dubbed Swim Mits by the vintage dive crowd

    What is old is also new -- just add time and the uniformed

    Thanks for posting-- lots of memories


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  6. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Laguna Beach, California
    Strange how certain things trigger strong memories. When I was first learning to swim as a kid I would keep my fingers spread wide apart. Didn't help much with pulling me through the water. My dad, who taught swimming at the local high school pool during the summer, would reach over and clamp my fingers together with his hand whenever he saw me swim that way. He finally wrapped a piece of tape around my hands/fingers to keep my fingers together and that finally cured me of the bad habit. Guess webbed gloves would have helped too. :) M
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  7. Nathan Doty

    Nathan Doty Barracuda

    They have their place in scuba as c well. Not everyone who wants to dive has use of their legs.
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  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    You did notice that these are made of thin, pliable silicone so as to not impair the user's ability to grasp objects? I get the impression that's the improvement over those old-style swim mitts.
  9. jerbee

    jerbee Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    I saw a guy in Thailand using those - he was missing a leg. He also told everyone on the boat “this spot is where I lost the leg... I’ve come back to find the shark that did it”. I’m sure he was joking.

    Almost sure he was joking.
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    I own two pairs and use them to dive whenever I teach paraplegics and double amputees how to Scuba. Not everyone has legs or can use them.
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