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Yum Yum Yellow Fins?

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by Hostage, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. ScubaSteve2000

    ScubaSteve2000 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    Love my bright yellow splits. So do my dive buddies. Besides, they go with my bright yellow tanks.
  2. freewillie

    freewillie Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: SoCal Beach Cities
    I have the Atomic splits in reef red. I wanted something that would stand out from other divers.

    During my OW certain class one of the divers was telling a story about a couple diving together and the wife had similar gear to another female diver on the boat. During the dive the poor husband got confused and apparently started off with the wrong buddy. Needless to say the wife was not very pleased!

    During a dive with a buddy in very low viz the only reason we were able stay together was he could make out my red fins.

    Dive what you like. Shouldn't matter what other divers say or prefer. It's your gear.
  3. Some X Dry

    Some X Dry Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Gulf Coast FL
    Changed my avatar to show the white shirt, blue black skin, blue hoses, yellow fins and yellow REFLECTIVE lens mask. I have swam with sharks and through schools of barracuda with never a look twice. If anyone would get bit from colors I should be it.

    Note: Some species use brilliant colors to express danger to other animals. For all I know they could think I was one bad a$$ not be messed with? *shrug*
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  4. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    My fins are bright yellow.

    Both of my daughters are bright yellow.
  5. aquaregia

    aquaregia NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Might want to check into that.
    fjpatrum and g1138 like this.
  6. Bubblewell

    Bubblewell Registered

    It doesn't seem very scientific, same odds of heads and tails if you keep flipping a coin. I think I am going with red just in case something is ever proven though :wink:
    g1138 likes this.
  7. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    I have black fins, but yellow spring straps. When I'm diving I get thanks from everyone I dive with as that little strip of yellow is like neon UW... I would like to get yellow hoses as well but don't want to spend the $$$ for a color.... but over time I will get more colorful!
  8. Brewski

    Brewski Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Alaska / Florida / In the air between the two.

  9. bkotheimer

    bkotheimer Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern CA
    A lot more on this from a thread I started when I was headed to the Bahamas a few months ago:

    No white fins on a shark dive??

    I had the same concerns about the high contrast thing. I ended up bringing blue fins and leaving my white ones at home.
  10. Chris Horn

    Chris Horn Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Buffalo, MO
    Even if they do attack yellow....its just a foot...or two...the rest of you should/could potentially be fine. So, you see you still have the odds in your favor. I would avoid the yellow mask though :eyebrow:

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