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#47578
For scuba diving, do you prefer full foot fins or open heel fins.
Greg - 6/01/2012 3:33 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 75

What type of scuba diving fins do you prefer...full foot or open heel? Why?
#66
kayakdan - 7/18/2014 5:56 AM
[Choose #1] Full foot for sure, much easier to manage
#2954
Eric_R - 5/02/2014 9:10 AM
[Choose #2] Open heal as I’m a cold water diver.
#40
jennyh2os - 8/18/2013 11:08 PM
[Choose #3] I prefer open heel for cold water (w/booties) and full foot for warmer water dives.
#340
NewtoScubaHB2 - 4/03/2013 4:00 PM
[Choose #2] Foot protection is important before and after diving. So booties are cool.
#6534
MonkeyDiver - 11/28/2012 12:16 PM
[Choose #3] Here in CA you have to wear booties, so open heel are a must. In tropics I usually use full foot fins except for places like Bonaire where foot protection is needed to get to and exit from the water.
#1028
tonymag - 7/05/2012 7:42 AM
[Choose #2] +1 on spring straps. and full foot dont work well with tech gear
#543
FritzMoore - 7/01/2012 6:54 PM
[Choose #2] You know I put the open heel fins, howeer I find them a pain to get off when getting back in the dive boat so I was thinking of buying full foot fins..then again maybe not lol.
#25
ellery - 6/24/2012 10:33 PM
[Choose #3] I Have have to fly overseas (fron Italy) I prefer fins like Hiot shot aqulung I can use with or without spft socks 1.5 mm soft sock
#67
ffscubadude - 6/15/2012 2:58 PM
[Choose #2] Where I dive quite often theres is a long walk over gravel so I need boots on.
#1725
SeacoastNH - 6/14/2012 10:11 PM
[Choose #3] Open for drysuit...full for snorkeling...
#94
Gini - 6/13/2012 8:18 PM
[Choose #3] I prefer full foot for boat diving or liveaboard diving and open heel for when I have to wear booties to get to/from the dive site.
#71
Subaqua - 6/13/2012 12:17 PM
[Choose #2] Full Foot fins don’t fit well in more occasion than they do.
#103
ChristianP - 6/12/2012 9:47 AM
[Choose #1] Full foot fins are in general lighter in weight which counts when you travel. I use them with boots.
#13
fishnutz - 6/12/2012 9:31 AM
[Choose #2] I dive with boots...so I need the open heel style fins.
#58
aeroknut - 6/11/2012 6:40 PM
[Choose #3] It completely depends on the type of diving. If all you do is boat dive then you can get away with full foot. However, even then it sure is nice to have that foot protection while you stumble around on deck.
#69
YuliaChandra - 6/05/2012 12:51 AM
[Choose #3] full foot for boat diving & open heel for shore entry. (",)
#159
jayman035 - 6/04/2012 3:26 PM
[Choose #2] i can not stand full foot fins. give me boots and open heel any day.
#1137
Dutch - 6/03/2012 5:47 PM
[Choose #3] If I am diving from a boat and it is warm, I prefer full footies...
#4802
Granitehawk - 6/03/2012 5:44 PM
[Choose #2] open heel for me, hard to get a good fit with full foot due to size of feet
#3319
Brendin - 6/03/2012 10:34 AM
[Choose #2] Open
#1706
Laura - 6/02/2012 10:20 PM
[Choose #3] full foot are convenient for boat dives but you really need hard sole booties to hike over rocks for many shore dives
#109
carlosrapa - 6/02/2012 1:05 PM
[Choose #2] With spring straps they are even easier than full foot, on boat dives taking off my fins doesn not mean my feet are unprotected, needed for Dry Suit
#6925
ScubaSteve63 - 6/02/2012 10:28 AM
[Choose #3] Open heel for when i’m wearing boots and closed for bare feet.
#3253
JoePagano - 6/02/2012 9:53 AM
[Choose #2] The most comfortable, and adjustable for different size boots. Only way to go.
#212
Danielkent - 6/02/2012 8:47 AM
[Choose #2] If I had a pair of full foot fins, I’d use them in warm waters for sure.
#1357
Gidds - 6/02/2012 8:02 AM
[Choose #3] If it’s warm or cold water. Rock boots don’t make much sense in the Gulf.
#829
k-lambertus - 6/02/2012 6:31 AM
[Choose #2] More versatility with open heel. I can use a light boot when I go to Cayman or some where tropic and I can come home and use the same fins with my dry suit too.
#2845
PastorG - 6/02/2012 5:28 AM
[Choose #2] spring straps.....’nuf said
#4153
Agojo - 6/02/2012 4:04 AM
[Choose #3] Full foot unless I need the warmth or entry protection if a shore dive.
#3436
Scubadad2 - 6/01/2012 8:59 PM
[Choose #2] I dive too much cold water and have to wear booties.. thus open heels.
#2891
SaintsReturn - 6/01/2012 7:40 PM
[Choose #3] I have always worn open heel but am currently looking for bootless for when i wear shorts vs wetsuit
#269
porschelyne - 6/01/2012 6:03 PM
[Choose #3] Boat diving warm water full if there rocks then you need boots
#28
wanderwoman222 - 6/01/2012 5:20 PM
[Choose #2] open heel with good, sturdy boots. Great for shore entry.
#274
peter2204 - 6/01/2012 5:12 PM
[Choose #2] The only things that fit on a dry suit are open heels
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LatitudeAdjustment - 6/01/2012 4:23 PM
[Choose #2] Open heel can be worn with 7mil boots or a 3 mil slipper, full foot is lighter for travel unless you are going someplace like Bonaire where you need to walk on a broken coral beach :(
#10229
badintexas - 6/01/2012 4:08 PM
[Choose #3] Honestly, it doesnt matter. You know me, I just like getting in the water for a great day of diving..
#4846
Eve - 6/01/2012 3:36 PM
[Choose #3] I prefer the stilleto style, no reason to not look good while diving ! : )
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Greg - 6/01/2012 3:34 PM
[Choose #1] Full foot! So much easier. No boots to worry about. They are less bulky.