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Mares Quattro Excel Plus Fins

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Manufacturer: Mares / Sport: Scuba Diving - Diving Fins

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      29.10.2010 22:44
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      Highly recommended to all divers

      As I have explained in my dive boot review, I found myself getting frequent foot cramps during dives when I first began dive training. I therefore decided to invest in my own pair of fins to prevent this dive discomfort.

      {Cost and Availability}

      Although different dive sites vary greatly in what they stock and the prices they offer, I have noticed that these fins are stocked across a huge range of websites, as well as shops at dive sites.

      I paid around £70 for my pair of these fins, it is always worth shopping around however to get the best deal on at the time.

      {Style}

      These fins look great, I have the blue pair and I often notice underwater they really stand out, this is particularly useful when diving in the UK as everyone looks pretty similar clad in their head to toe neoprene!

      I have also had compliments on these fins everywhere I have been with them - which can't be bad!!

      {Use}

      While diving I find I never get cramp using these fins, they are easy to use, and at times it barely feels like I have anything on my feet at all. They are also great for getting power behind your finkicks, they are ideal for both slow and fast finners - my dive buddy also has a pair and our dive styles could not be more different, I think that these would suit anyone unless you really want a small short pair of fins as these are quite long.

      They are not the lightest pair of fins at just under 2kg, but nor are they the heaviest around. I took them on holiday to Egypt earlier in the year, and will be taking them out to the Philippines this year as well. Although they add a bit of baggage weight I feel that having my own fins with me is totally worth it.

      I did find that the fin straps were very stiff and difficult to use at first, this eased off as I started using them frequently, however I decided to swap them out for a set of spring straps - which I would definitely recommend to anyone, as long as you are very careful with them as they have a tendancy to fall off/get stolen!

      The fins themselves are very robust, and have lasted several bumpy trips stuffed in a kit bag, and in different climates with absolutely no wear and tear at all.

      {Conclusions}

      I would highly recommend these to any diver, whether for use at home or abroad, they perform well, and look great with no foot cramps!

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