Oceanic Vortex V-12 Dive Fins 14.2007.51 014610

Mfg Part #: 14.2007
Scuba Lab Testers Choice!
  • 20% to 40% better air consumption than traditional paddle fins - Scuba Lab 
  • An engineering revolution - designed from the ground up to deliver what others only promise - enhanced speed and efficiency with virtually no effort for every diver, regardless of size, strength or kicking style
  • The technological edge is achieved with the use Nature's Wing technology by splitting the blade to generate highly efficient thrust or lift like an airplane wing, while reducing the strain on the muscles of the leg and hips by allowing the water to drain between the dual blades to create the world's most efficient fin
  • Oversized side rails add rigidity to the oversized blades for increased lift and efficiency
  • Ergonomically designed foot pocket accommodates virtually all foot sizes and boot styles
  • Angled blade for preferred angle of attack
  • Easy on/off fin strap thumb loop
  • Nature`s Wing propeller technology provides the ultimate performance and comfort
  • Provides more speed than conventional paddle blade fins
  • Reduced Leg Stress & Exertion
  • Quick release, quick-adjust buckle makes adjusting a snap
  • Improved Speeds Underwater
  • Reduced Effort Reduces Air Consumption
  • Provide smooth and strong thrust with effortless kick
  • Flexible Rubber Membranes to Channel Water
  • COLOR: Black
  • SIZES: Mens 6/7 and Womens 7/8
  • LIFETIME MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

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Scuba Lab stated in their review:
"Best course efficiency scores... and excellent stability." - Scuba Lab


**VORTEX V-12 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE** --Click here for details

 

Customer Reviews for Oceanic Vortex V-12 Dive Fins:

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Average Customer Review: based on 30 reviews.

Rating: Great fin
Reviewer: Ralph Rodriguez
i have been diving for many years and just recently made the switch from paddel fin to split fin. Not only did my endurance increase, but my yearly dive/smim test, has significantly improved. At the end of 800 meters, I have shaved two minutes from my time and not nearly as fatigued as I was with paddle fins. I HIGHLY recommend these. I also tried the Atomic Smoke before purchasing these. I definitely feel I made the right purchase.

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81 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Split fins
Reviewer: Jeanette Despal  -  View all my reviews
My first pair love the function they work very well, do not like the weight. Feel I need a lighter pair for travel!

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11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Very happy diver
Reviewer: Leonard T.
Vortex V-12 find are very comfortable to wear, easier to control and very fast through the water. Easily the best fins I have ever used.

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6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Fast
Reviewer: Michael C.  -  View all my reviews
These might be a little overkill for snorkeling, but I can get to places a lot quicker than everyone else and use a lot less engergy doing it. Ill get waterlogged before I get tired, and Ive never had a cramp. Our family has three pair of these and everyone loves them.

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217 out of 421 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great purchase
Reviewer: Lisa Hughes
I love these fins. You forget they are on in the water, not heavy at all. I used them on reefs and wrecks. My favorite so far.

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15 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Rating: New Technology at its Finnest.
Reviewer: TERRANCE NICHOLSON  -  View all my reviews
These fins work excellent on long dives they operate on vortex propolsion. Takes less strength to get the same speed, which in return increases your dive time, saving precious gasses. Very durable rugged design. Probabley have them for many years to come.

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347 out of 717 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Fins
Reviewer: Renee Ross  -  View all my reviews
I love my new fins. I am a woman diver who needed sturdy booties for shore diving in Bonaire, so it was hard to find fins to accomodate the sturdy boots. They work perfect, with a big foot pocket. In the water they propel me right through with very little effort. renee97038@hotmail.com

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339 out of 658 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Vortex V-12 Fins
Reviewer: Anita R.  -  View all my reviews
Best fins I have ever used. They are heavy out of the water but once in the water you wouldnt know you have them on. They are comfortable and as a person who used to always get cramps from fins I can guarantee that these ones are fantastic.They also have a great action giving you a great deal of propultion with little effort.

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362 out of 767 people found this review helpful.

Rating: The easiest fin EVER
Reviewer: James R.
I used to wear the Power fins before this and I tell you, it is like day and night. These fins feel as though they arnt even on your feet! You forget about them so easily. They are a bit heavy out fo the water but really, what are you wanting to do with fins out of the water anyway? If its a travel issue, they are going to charge you for your bag anyway. The power that these fins produce is incredible. After you swim with them the first time youll wonder what you were doing before.

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384 out of 712 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Vortex v-12 fins
Reviewer: tim l.  -  View all my reviews
I Bought the split fins due to a knee enjury and with these fins I had no pain what so ever and moved through the water with ease. I would tell any one to buy these fins a++++++

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196 out of 414 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Oceanic Vortex V-12 Dive Fins:


  • Franz:

    When refering to the sizes for the Oceanic Vortex V-12 Dive Fins, is this referring to actual booties size?

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Franz, Thank you for your inquiry! The Oceanic Vortex V-12 Dive Fins sizes is related to your shoes/boot size. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014610/Oceanic-Vortex-V-12-Dive-Fins.html If you have other questions, need help or would like to place an order, please contact SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • Pat:

    Im a beginning diver - and have a little age and tenderness in one knee - Im undecided between the Tusa X-Pert Zoom and the Oceanic Vortex V-12 - any thoughts?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Pat, the Tusa fins is going to weigh about 1.5 pounds lighter. But the V-12 are going to be a better fins for you in all areas but weight. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Tusa X-Pert Zoom will be a lighter, easier to kick fin.

  • Mary:

    Whats th difference between the V-12 and V-16?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    V12 is a full rubber fin and is heavier than the V16 and only comes in black.

  • Alejandro:

    Do the Oceanic Vortex V-12s come with an adjustable strap already or must one by the spring strap? Sorry wording is a bit confusing on site.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Comes with standard adjustable straps and the spring straps are shipped separately to be installed by the diver.

  • Michele:

    About to buy a pair of Vortex V-12 fins. I own two pairs of booties, both of which fit well. Im not sure if they are mens or womens. One is an XS and one is Size 8. I normally wear womens 9.5. Which size fin? Im guessing womens 8-9? Thanks for confirming.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The boots and fins both are typically sized in "uni-sex" (which means men's) and then each manufacturer offers their "adjustment" for ladies sizing. In this case based on your bootie size I'd recommend going with the Sm. Size

  • Michele:

    I want to order your Vortex V-12 fins and wear a size 9.5 womans shoe. Should I go with the 8-9 or 10-11 size? Thanks! Michele

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Michele, depends on what size boot you are wearing. Since dive boots do not come in half sizes if you wear a size 10 boot then you are going to order the 10/11. If you wear a size 9 boot then you want to order the 8-9.

VORTEX V-12
Efficient power. The V-12 Fin is an engineering revolution - designed from the ground up to deliver what others only promise - enhanced speed and efficiency with virtually no effort for the diver, regardless of size, strength or kicking style. Independent testing has shown that greater efficiency, resulting in reduced air consumption is achieved when using the V-12 than any other fin on the market.

Patented Nature's Wing propeller fin technology
Duroprene and natural rubber materials for ideal flex and memory
Oversized side rails add rigidity to the oversized blades for increased lift and efficiency
Ergonomically designed foot pocket accommodates virtually all foot sizes and boot styles
Angled blade for preferred angle of attack
Easy on/off thumb loop
Easy adjust quick-release buckles
Limited lifetime warranty

Propulsion Enhancing Vents (PEV) Fin Technology

Faster and more efficient, our PEV technology maintains comfort and control while enabling you to exert less effort, stress and strain with each stride.
During the fin stroke, water flow is directed through our exclusive Power Enhancing Vents (PEV's) and off the fin tips, creating lift and forward propulsion. This helps reduce the stress on the divers leg while accelerating water over the blade; resulting in increased velocity. Water movement through the PEV's also reduce lateral movement of the fin (wasted energy), increasing the efficiency of the klick.

Oceanic Vortex V-12

Over the years I’ve used just about every fin that’s been produced. I started with the old rubber vented fins and pretty much followed the evolution of the scuba diving fin with my wallet. I’d buy every new style or design of fin that the manufacturers produced in search of just the right feel on my feet and legs. At one time or another my dive bag has had fins of rubber, silicone, plastic, polyurethane, mixed composites of materials, fins with removable stiffeners, water directing channels, full-bladed, pivots, shaped like fish tails and splits down the middle.

The split fins were finally “it” for me. I can honestly claim that until recently I was most likely the owner of one of the very first, if not the first of retail-sold split fins on the planet. The reason I know this is our company at the time negotiated the receipt of the very first split fins before anybody else on the planet and I helped to unload that truck. Upon spying the very first box of fins in my size, I promptly pulled a pair out of it and set them upon my desk. And since I made a dive later that same evening with my new prize I know I was already in the water with them before the most local of our customers had even received their shipments, which were in the hands of UPS at that time.

But alas, as is all too often the case, somebody valued my beloved fins more highly than I and they now have a new owner. Which put me in the market for a new pair of fins. I was all set to purchase the exact duplicate of my trusty split fin when I glanced toward the Oceanic Vortex V-12 fins. They had everything I loved about the old ones with a few improvements that I’d honestly not thought possible. The foot pocket is shaped in a way to allow for a wider range of foot sizes and bootie thicknesses. A great value to me living near California’s chilly waters now but still enjoying diving in more tropical locations. The top of the foot pocket opens up so as to not cut across the top of your foot while still keeping your foot securely inside. The blade is made of a very soft and flexible rubber mixture that means you’ll feel very little resistance when kicking and still give the best performance possible. One thing most people, and unfortunately most sales people in dive shops don’t realize is that with the split fin SOFTER IS ALWAYS BETTER. Stiffer split fins are a sales tool for people who can’t understand the engineering. Softer split fins are for people who want the best possible performance and comfort during their dives. What this means to me is that I’m going to keep on having longer, more comfortable bottom times due to the fact that I’m not working as hard as I would be using a stiffer fin. Less work means less breathing. Less breathing equates directly into less consumption of the air in your cylinder, which in turn means more time spent underwater! The next new change was in the blade and how it’s tipped just a bit downward. That slight angle means that more of the blade is in the most functional attitude when you are horizontal during your dive. Again, Oceanic is maximizing the efficiency of the fin while requiring the least amount of effort from you.

Over the past 10 years or so split fins have been getting “perfect scores” in all the testing that has been done on them. My old fins had the very first such score and had never gotten a lesser rating. That being said it looks like Oceanic has done the impossible. They’ve improved upon perfection with the Vortex V-12 fin.

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