Oceanic Vortex V-6 Full Foot Fins 14.3064.51 013341

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'Scuba Lab Testers Choice and Best Buy!'
  • Nature`s Wing propeller technology provides the ultimate performance and comfort
  • Creates less strain on the leg muscles
  • Provides more speed than conventional paddle blade fins
  • Constructed of Evaprene for increased performance and long life
  • Ideal for warm water
  • Outstanding course speed
  • Provide smooth and strong thrust with effortless kick
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

And the reviews are in:
"Outstanding" -Scuba Lab
"This fin is an amazing propeller fin. The fin is marketed as a warm-water snorkeling fin, but it will also work for scuba diving in warm water. This fin scored near the top for all fins on speed runs." -Scuba Lab

 

Customer Reviews for Oceanic Vortex V-6 Full Foot Fins:

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Average Customer Review: based on 49 reviews.

Rating: oceanic vortex v6 fins
Reviewer: scott sayer
These fins were purchased after a discussion with a scuba.com specialist. My problem for years was finding comfortable full foot fins for my wide foot. I can report that my problems were solved with the V6 fins. The size 11-12 actually fit my 10 wide foot perfectly, without the side toe pressure I had been living with previously. They also have better control and fatigue less than other fins, and stayed on my feet well. I rate them a good value for such a well fitting and performing set of fins.

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20 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great fins for warm water
Reviewer: Joseph C.  -  View all my reviews
Purchased these fins for recent trip to St. John. Snorkeled everyday. They were light weight, comfortable and had all the power I needed to kick to the bottom and chase fish all day. Just a tad stiffer than the Aeris Velocity I purchased for my son. Both great fins.

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78 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Runs small!
Reviewer: Ronald J.
I usually wear a size 10 mens shoe so ordered the 9-10 sized fin, but they are so tight as to be impossible to get on! Since we are on an extended holiday, I couldnt send them back so had to borrow larger fins for the duration of our vacation. So disappointing! My wifes fins fit fine and she had worn them comfortably on all our excursions. Ron Johnson

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66 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

Rating: New diver: Oceanic V6 full foot split fins review.
Reviewer: Chad W.
I bought these fins to replace the Aeris velocity full foot fins. I used the Aeris fins for one dive trip and also about 6 months doing a mile or more nonstop, 3 to 5 days a week keeping in shape at the community pool. The back of the heels split on me but they still work. I did get a lot of good use out of them. The fins worked nicely, producing good propulsion with less strain on the quadriceps. The Aeris velocity fins feel a bit light weight and flimsy compared to the Oceanic V6 split fins. The V6 have stiff rails down both sides of each. The stiffer fins are more work on the quadriceps, they are harder to kick but seem to give more propulsion per kick, so I believe fewer kicks gives the same distance in the same amount of time. They are pretty fast, probably faster than the Aeris fins in short sprints but Ill probably tire quicker. More testing to come. The rubber at the back of the heel is quite a bit thicker so Im hoping Ill get more use out of the V6s. So far I like them but will need to adjust these sturdier fins as they are harder to push. I tried the Oceanic full foot "Viper" (not a split fin) before hand and gave them away immediately and ordered the V6s. Too much effort to kick, very stiff and no angle. Harder on my ankles and quadriceps. So far I really like the Oceanic V6 fins. I swim at least a mile nonstop 3-5 times a week for endurance, to help me in the ocean current, lower oxygen use and keep in shape so Im ready for my next dive trip (Bonaire I hope)!

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69 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

Rating: vortex v-6 dive fins reasonably priced,terrible service
Reviewer: antonina g.
I purchased these fins for my trip to Cozumel because of the lite wait.It is what i expected .Served the purpuse. Just like to make few comments about this website.I placed my order in December 2011 to have everything arrive for sure before my trip to Cozumel in February 2012.First email from website i received 10 days after order placement and it informed me about back order on one of my items.Promised shipping time was mid-january(My credit card was charged immediately after order placed in December).After i checked billed amount it was much more than advertised.After 4 calls to Scuba.com billed amount was not adjusted and now i had more items on backorder .Shipping date was changed to the end of January.After more then unpleasent conversation with customer service(they are just scuba instructors) i was able to cancelled backordered items and they shipped what they had in wearhouse.Because of lost time i was not able to reorder everything from different website. 3 more phone calls got me my money back on cancelled items and refund on overcharged items.will never shop here again.

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66 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best Dive Fins Ive Tried Yet
Reviewer: Dov M.
Moved to Belize 4 months ago, and Ive gone through a number of fins, most of which dont fit me very well. I typically wear a 9-10, but in a European size 41-42, which are harder to find, and most tend to be either too short in front or too loose in the heel. The Oceanic Vortex fins both fit perfectly, and give great propulsion for snorkeling. Very happy with the purchase.

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99 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Lived up to their good ratings
Reviewer: Charles B.
I wanted a pair of easy to use fins primarily for snorkeling in South Florida. Warm water, clear reefs, and occasional underwater hunting. I have been a certified diver for over 40 years and have gone through a lot of the fin and equipment development. I just finished a week in the Keys with a chance to really test the Oceanics and now I am ordering a pair for my wife to replace her old Planas. The fit was comfortable, no feet cramps and plenty of speed with scissors and dolphin kick, particularly the later was especially easy to do with these. Sizing is very important and happily mine fit out of the box.

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103 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Fins
Reviewer: William S.  -  View all my reviews
These surprised me by how easily they kicked for speed and yet were great for maneuverability. Not too big, not too small and really comfortable, make sure you go down at least a size since they tend to run big.

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166 out of 316 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best travel fin!!
Reviewer: Stephen Lopez
I use a size 11 1/2-12 shoe and the XL fit perfect. Super efficient in the water and very comfortable. All this in an easy to pack fin!!

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15 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Service
Reviewer: Steve G.
We ordered the full foot fins for my wife and they were just a bit to big, I got online with one of the great inside sales people at Scuba.com and with in a few seconds he had checked to insure that the next size smaller in stock and they were shipped that day. You can not beat that kind of service anywhere. The fins work great

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187 out of 358 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Oceanic Vortex V-6 Full Foot Fins:


  • Brian:

    Looking for a lighter fin than my Scubapro twin jets for a Cayman trip coming up. Do these Vortex V-6s have the power to push a diver and all his gear?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Brian, these fins will work for diving. 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.

  • mark:

    I am buying these finsfor to daughters. Need help on fins size one is a 8 1/2 and the other is a size 10. Thanks for your help. Mark

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Order the size according to what shoe size they wear in a tennis shoe. If it is in between sizes select the smaller size as they need to fit snug.

  • Bruce:

    going on snorkeling and scuba diving trip in Bahamas, are these the fins you would recommend

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bruce, Thank you for your inquiry! The Oceanic Vortex V-6 Full Foot Dive Fins is perfect for snorkeling your way around the warm waters of the Bahamas. Please give us a call if you have questions about selecting the proper sizing. If you would like to place an order, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • Bruce:

    I wear a size 10.5 or 11 in a tennis shoe and I noticed the only mens size choice for these fins is 9-10 or 11-12. Which size should I order?

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bruce, Thank you for your inquiry! I would not recommend V-6 with your shoe size. Try the TUSA FF-19 X-Pert Evolution Full Foot Dive Fins Men's 10-11. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-21/013850/TUSA-FF-19-X-Pert-Evolution-Full-Foot-Dive-Fins.html If you would like to place an order, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: info@scuba.com

  • Zach:

    Im training to take the PAST test for the USAF and Im looking for some fins to do some lap swimming in a pool. How do I size them? What are the best ones to buy for rec swimming?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Split fins will offer you the best performance and easiest kick while still mimicking a traditional flutter kick used by swimmers. The only problem with that is if you are going to be doing your swim without fins as the test requires you won't be getting any benefit in terms of fitness training from the split fin. The ease of propulsion when using a pair of split fins will totally negate any fitness training you may receive by swimming. We do offer a few more traditional swim training fins that would be a great deal more beneficial to you. You can find them at: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-599/Swimming-Swim-Goggles--Fins-and-Snorkels.html

  • Denise:

    Buying these as a gift. My Dads size is 8.5. The proper size would be....

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Order the 7-8 (MD)size, these need to be snug rather than loose.

  • colin:

    Will this fin fit people with wide feet? If not, what fin would you recommend for people with wide feet?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The fin do not come in widths. Order according to your shoe size, if you are in between sizes go up to the next closest size. As long as the item is not used in the water you have up to 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • leslie:

    I am a womans size 7 1/2 narrow. What size should I order in Oceanic Vortex V-6? Also, I have a bony foot. Will the "full foot" be comfortable for me? One more question - what is the length dimension of this fin?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Leslie, since you have a narrow foot. The fin I would suggest for you is the TUSA FF-19 X-Pert Evolution Full Foot Dive Fins Black with Silver Accents Mens 5-6/Womens 6-7 (SM)web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-21/013850/TUSA-FF-19-X-Pert-Evolution-Full-Foot-Dive-Fins.html.

  • Hatef:

    Hello, I wear size 12 running shoes and size 11.5 dress shoes. Im interested in fins I can use for occasional snorkeling and recreational open water diving. Would you recommend these fins or something with an adjustable strap? Also, should I buy fin socks for these Vortex V-6s? Thank you!!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Order according to your shoe size, if you are in between sizes go down to the next closest size.

  • Ruby:

    Would these fins do for scuba diving in Belize, diving down about 80?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Yes, they are perfect for that use.

  • Lynn:

    I have Multiple Sclerosis and my old fins (probably fifteen years old and just standard kind of fins) caused my legs and feet to really cramp up. Can you recommend fins that are easier on the muscles that might reduce/eliminate cramping? (We only go on a snorkeling vacation every few years.) Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Excellent choice.

  • Lynn:

    I wear booties with my old fins (with straps on the back) because we snorkel in Kona and have to deal with lava rock. Will these fins work with booties? Thanks.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Full foot fins are not designed to wear with boots. You maybe able to wear a thin sock but not a boot with a rubber sole.

VORTEX V-6

VROOOM! The Vortex V6 is for the warm-water diver, snorkeler, or free-diver that wants maximum power generation, response, and acceleration out of every single turn. The V-6 is extremely lightweight, yet delivers greater speed and efficiency than most open heel fins.

Provides more speed and power than larger open-heel paddle fins with significantly less effort
Small size and light weight is ideal for travel
Evaprene composite material for increased performance and long life
Comfortable rubber foot pocket in a wide range of sizes

Oceanic Vortex V-6 Full Foot Fins

I’ve been a split fin user literally since the day they hit the stores. As a huge fan of Nature’s Wing’s innovation I can’t think of any reason to not use a pair, and over the years have disproven every single argument against split fins that has come down the pike. The only thing I really haven’t enjoyed about my trusty fins has been their weight out of the water. Now-a-days with the airlines getting their shorts all in a wad over weight restrictions and such, saving a few pounds in our luggage is more important than ever.

That’s where the V-6 Full Foot Fins come into play. Light weight and smaller than my open heel fins, they pack very easily. In fact, I’ve put them in my carry-on a few times on trips that I was not checking a bag. But that is the only place these fins seem to come up “short” in comparison. The foot pocket fits comfortably with or without a fin sock, and the performance is exactly what you hope to get out of a split fin. They kick easily, helping you to avoid leg cramps, offer you great control in the water and give you the chance to relax and enjoy your dive or snorkeling outing with ease and comfort. Like any good split fin they zoom into action with very little effort on your part when you need them to, allowing you to hurry over to see that exciting fish or animal before it gets away!

Scuba or snorkeling, these light weight fins are the only way to go if you are planning on enjoying a warm water trip!

 

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