SCUBA LAB FIN REVIEW 

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OVERALL
SCORE

OVERALL
ERGONOMIC

COURSE
SUBJECTIVE

COURSE EFFICIENCY

AVERAGE OF MAX. SUSTAINED SPEEDS

Apollo Sports Bio Fin Pro

3.3*

1.1

1.1

1.1

2.8 mph

Atomic Aquatics Splitfin

3.6

1.0

1.5

1.1

2.7 mph

Genesis Scuba Blitz

4.6

1.5

1.7

1.4

2.2 mph

Oceanic Vortex V-6

4.3

1.4

1.5

1.4

2.8 mph

Oceanic Vortex V-12

3.4

1.3

1.1

1.0

2.8 mph

Scubapro Twin Jet (Black)

3.4

1.1

1.1

1.2

3.0 mph

Scubapro Twin Jet (Colors)

3.4

1.2

1.0

1.2

2.7 mph

Sherwood Scuba Trek

3.7

1.1

1.5

1.1

2.3 mph

Tusa XPERT Zoom

3.7

1.1

1.3

1.3

2.5 mph

Mares Volo (best-ever paddle fin)

4.4

1.7

1.2

1.5

2.1 mph

* Apollo Bio Fin Pro - Best overall tested fin ever! Scuba Lab

FIN PERFORMANCE SCORING

1 = Outstanding

2 = Good to Excellent

3 = Adequate

4 = Marginal

5 = Unacceptable

SCUBALAB REVIEW

Fin Manufactures make all kinds of claims about the underwater swimming efficiency of their fins, usually based on little or no data.
But there are clear differences in fin efficiency that can be documented by conducting hundreds of controlled, head-to-head evaluations.
So far Scuba Lab has performed over 3,000 such test. Here's what the data says:

So, yes, some fins are clearly better than others; one fin technology produces better efficiency than the other.
But it takes more than marketing claims to sort out the differences. It takes rigorous testing and hard data.
And you're holding in your hands the only place where you can find it.

BREATHING RATES IN PSI PER MINUTE

FIN EFFICIENCY: BY THE NUMBERS

From the hundreds of course runs, the 10 best runs for each fin were used to evaluate efficiency and overall performance.
This graph reports three numbers for each fin: