Mares Plana Avanti X3 Fins 410001SAXS BL 014002

Mfg Part #: 410001

Mares Plana Avanti X3 Fins

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Customer Reviews for Mares Plana Avanti X3 Fins:

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Average Customer Review: based on 21 reviews.

Rating: mares planta avanti fins
Reviewer: JUDY HILL
My husband and I both ordered these fins...both pairs were at least a size too large. The sizing chart is not even close! I would suggest buying a size smaller...I wear a womens 8 and ordered the small (smallest they had) so I had no option but return them. The fins seemed fine otherwise...we did not get in the water with them.

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11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Powerful Fins
Reviewer: Michael Guerrero
I was looking for fins that would provide me with plenty of power when I need it, and split fins just wont do that. I dont get fatigued using these fins, but take my fitness seriously so may not be the same for the typical diver. If you want more powerful and more rigid fins to get you through or out of currents these are great for the money.

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16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Nice Fins
Reviewer: Michael Goodale  -  View all my reviews
Have worn these fins for 15 dives and am very satisfied with them. They are comfortable and seem very efficient in the water. The straps are easy to slip over the heal and tighten in the water or on the boat.

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86 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Fins
Reviewer: Joe C.
I really like diving in these fins. They are comfortable and the membranes allow the fins to cup which make them easier on your legs, calves and feet. As an older diver this is important to me. They are open heel style witch I like best. The quality is very good for the price. I plan to buy a pair for my wife when she recovers from her knee surgery.

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44 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Mares Plana Avanti X3 fins
Reviewer: Martin Bennett
These fins are solid, comfortable and easy on and off with full cold water gear and gloves. Highly recommend the Mares Plana Avanti X3s.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Rating: All around great fin!
Reviewer: Norma Lloyd  -  View all my reviews
A good solid fin that is very comfortable and efficient. These fins offer power and control at a really great price!

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20 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Bought em for a buddy
Reviewer: Chris A.
Best friends birthday present. Great value for the money My friend says they are the best .thNks Scuba . Com Chris

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9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good Overall Fins
Reviewer: Robert Mcivor  -  View all my reviews
These are the first fins I ever bought - 12 YEARS AGO & some 650 dives! They are so good that I just bought a replacement pair. Quality made (obviously after 12 years), good stroke for finning.

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29 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Rating: just right
Reviewer: william prater  -  View all my reviews
these fins were just right and on time, they perform well and are versitile in their uses. Thank you for the excellent price and quality. Bill

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96 out of 206 people found this review helpful.

Rating: mares plana avanti X3 fins
Reviewer: matthew kinzelman  -  View all my reviews
good fin and excellent buckle system. I personally dont like big paddle fins and bought these as backups. I usually use Force fins and these feel a lot different. Those folks who like a big paddle fin will love these. I compared them to the superchannel Mares fins and find these stiffer. I am considering cutting out the central rubber gusset to make a pair of "splits " out of them. As they are now , they are too stiff and "draggy" in the water for my current preference.

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177 out of 352 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Mares Plana Avanti X3 Fins:

  • Sandy:

    Hi, I bought a pair of size Small 7-8 Tusa Imprex Tri-Ex fins and they were too large and heavy. They actually fell off my feet during a dive. Im looking for a fin that fits a narrow size 6 foot. Would Mares Plana Avanti X3 in XS be appropriate? If not, please recommend a reasonably priced fin for small feet. Thanks, Sandy

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Sandy, Thank you for your inquiry! Please call us for help with your question. 1-800-347-2822 You are wearing booties with the fins, correct?

  • Ben:

    I have a size 9 1/2 foot. Was wondering with a boot on would the size 9-11 fit, or do I need the next size up?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    That would be the correct sizing. Open heel fins will always take into account that the user will be wearing a pair of boots.

  • Eugene:

    a size 10 cold water booth fits into what fin size? X1-X2-x3

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Fins are always purchased by the users typical sneaker style shoe size. They take into account that a boot is to be worn with them.

  • Eugene:

    I Purchased a size 10 cold water boot for my son for Christmas. I also purchased an X2 fin. The trouble is that his footh is a size 9. I woould like exchannge that size 10 boot for s size 9. I would like exchange the X2 fins for the right size that fits the size that fits the 9 size boot. My question is what size fins fits the 9 size cold water boot. The boot and fins were purchased from

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Eugene, we sent you an e-mail from your order with all of the return paperwork you will need. As for the size fin you are going to order the one size down the size 9-11.

  • Eugene:

    Iwould like to know what size booth to buy if the shoe size is a is a size 10 X1-x2-X3? cold water boot

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You would be the M/L size in this fin which encompasses shoe sizes 9-11.

  • Tim:

    How much does this set of fins weigh?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, a size regular weigh''s 5 Lbs.

410001 - Mares Plana Avanti X3

Function and exceptional comfort

• Three channel blade
• High quality at reasonable cost
• XS size available

The perfect combination of comfort and power for recreational divers and snorkelers.

The mid-sized blade has three channels for optimal movement of water during the kicking cycle. Ideal for travel and available in XS providing the perfect fi n for both women and young divers too.

Product Features

Channel Thrust: Soft longitudinal inserts allow a controlled deformation of the fin blade while kicking. This channel shape moves a greater amount of water resulting in more thrust for the same effort. Mares design is inspired by marine mammals.

Latest development in Channel Thrust is the Superchannel. The blade is designed with a large flexible central Superchannel propelling water-flow more effi ciently down the fin blade instead of letting it spill over the sides for optimal performance and minimal diver effort. The limiting factors in traditional open heel foot pockets are their weight and the “parachute effect”. When finning, water gets into the space between the bootie and the foot pocket, creating drag like the air in a parachute. The perforations prevent this and have the additional benefit of making the foot pocket very soft and flexible.

Furthermore, the suction effect which can make doffing of the fins cumbersome, is now forever a thing of the past.

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