High-quality Diving and Snorkeling Fins for Safe and Enjoyable Water Adventures


Many people think that it is not important to wears fins on their snorkeling experiences, but in this post we do explain why fins are a mandatory component of a proper snorkeling? Fins are definitely important and vital for a real snorkeling or diving experience, fins allow divers and snorkelers move efficiently in the water without over-exerting and actually safer by giving a bit buoyancy to divers & snorkelers to stay floating efficiently in the water, especially giving power to overcome current and wavy water in the current. All snorkelers & divers are recommended to use fins for an enjoyable and safe water adventure.


Fins give you more power than just your feet

Fan coral in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam - Diving & Snorkeling
Chân vịt lặn biển cao cấp Gull Coco Nhật Bản – Lặn biển Phú Quốc, Việt Nam

Inspiration can come from an almost limitless supply of natural sources and human to use biomimicry as a concept in a wide range of industries and literally translates as the mimicry of life, inspired by many animals in the wild. And it is also true in the field of snorkeling and diving. By watching sea creatures like fish, eels, crabs… swim in the water with their own fins, human find that we can move efficiently in either deep or shallow water.

Dive into the giant barrel sponge in North-east Coral Reef, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Chân vịt mang lại sức mạnh và sức bền khi lặn biển

For thousands of year, fishmen crafted their own fins to use for fishing and diving to catch fish and clam…, the surface area of the fin helps exerting more force and thrust in the water with each kick and save much energy. Nowadays, developers have applied these physics to the field of diving and snorkeling, which allow snorkelers and divers to swim safely for extended periods without getting tired. Fins are a mandatory component of a proper snorkeling or diving because they allow you to move more efficiently not because they allow you to move faster.

Ngày nay, các nhà nghiên cứu đã áp dụng các tính chất vật lý này vào lĩnh vực lặn biển, cho phép thợ lặn và người lặn ống thở bơi hiệu quả và an toàn trong thời gian dài mà không gây mệt mỏi. Và dần dần chân vịt trở thành một thiết bị không thể thiếu cho các chuyến lặn biển chuyên nghiệp, không phải chỉ vì chúng giúp bạn di chuyển nhanh hơn mà hơn hết giúp bạn di chuyển hiệu quả và an toàn đặc biệt trong môi trường nước có sóng động hay dòng chảy mạnh.



Fins are not all about power and speed but safety

Many novices make the mistake of believing that fins are all about power and speed, but that’s not true. The biggest advantage fins give you is control and safety.

Scuba Diving in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Scuba Diving fins supplier in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

For many people, for the first times of using fin, you may find fin is quite stiff or a lot of resistance when you kick the foot down and want to take it off to move freedom. But for your safety we recommend you to keep using fins in the open water and you can use frog kick technique which give you more control and safety in a rip current or freak wave when exploring coral reefs.

It can say that frog kicking is the most efficient kicking technique to use as a new snorkeler by far.

The flutter kick is the go-to choice for almost every casual snorkeler because it’s all they know. Simply move your legs up and down in short, rapid strokes, right? We learn this kick in our first swimming lessons as kids. The frog kick, on the other hand, is much more like the whip kick used in breaststroke.

The anti-fog mask keep the glass clear during snorkeling time
Chân vịt giúp tăng độ nổi, kiểm soát phương hướng khi lặn biển hoặc khám phá rạn san hô

The frog kick looks a lot how it sounds. Rather than continuously moving your legs up and down opposite each other, both your legs move together in a wide “clap” that displaces the water between your fins out behind you. Your rhythm is one of push and glide, not constant kicking.


Snorkeling & Diving fins can save your life

No matter how strong you swim, remember that swimming in open water, especially swimming in the sea is completely different from swimming in a swimming pool or closed waters, you may encounter strong currents or wavy, fierce waves. Using fins in these cases will help you swim out of currents or easily navigate in a wavy water. What’s more, at coral reefs, the depth is completely different and varies from region to region, which means you’re likely to discover new waters you’re not familiar with. Moreover, to protect corals, standing and trampling on any object in the coral reef is taboo for protecting the coral ecosystem. So when snorkeling in a reef you need to have a buoyancy control skill, which is one of the benefits of fins. For these two reasons, using fins is paramount for a safe snorkeling & diving experience.


Professional Fins for proper and enjoyable Snorkeling & Diving

In Phu Quoc, OnBird uses a variety of scuba diving fins for guests to experience scuba diving or snorkeling with us, from children to adults, thereby gaining an understanding of the strengths of each type of fin, please contact us for advice on a suitable and safe high-quality diving & snorkeling fins.

Chân vịt lặn biển chất lượng cao – Thiết bị bắt buộc cho một chuyến lặn biển an toàn và thú vị

OnBird is also a supplier of high-quality scuba diving & snorkeling equipment in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, some of the famous fins we are advising customers are traditional all-natural rubber fins such as Gull Mew or Gull Coco from Japan. “Map address in Phu Quoc“.