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Fins? Help!

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Rockwall, Texas
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Fins? Help!

We leave in 3 days for our 1st trip to St. John! Yes, Yes, yes!!! My husband ordered fins for me and they are too big! He insists I need them because rough water scares me . . . and for a very big distance I don't feel safe without a belt. I "swim" daily in the summer in my pool. I love that, but don't put my head under w/o my mask. (I'm a wuss!) I did when I was younger, but not now. Anyway, how much are fin rentals on island? I bought some Aqualung Trek multisport ones today. They are shorter. I put them on in the pool, but all fins make my arch hurt. Maybe I don't kick right??? That is all our local Dick's had except some Aqualung Proflex (split, longer fin). I don't know whether to keep these or rent. Are Aqualungs any good?? They have an ankle strap and were twice what I could've gotten on Amazon, but it's too late. I will snorkel in the future (God willing), so don't know whether to keep these, get the longer split ones or just rent. Thanks if you have any input! I'm almost on my way!!!!! :)

Holland, MI
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1. Re: Fins? Help!

I'd say if you're not happy with them forget it for this trip and rent them there.........or maybe you'll find a pair on STJ at one of the dive shops that you like. Don't get too stressed about it. My guess is you'll find a pair there....if not just rent. Don't worry......be happy (you're going)~~

Sarasota, Florida
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My wife was a timid snorkeler but she now wears a snorkel vest ( look up scuba.com). This keeps her ears from getting under the water. If your not going to enter rocky water from the beach, fins with heals which are shorter and light weight are sufficient. We snorkeled in rough entries so we wore neoprene ankle boots and used Tusa fins. Otherwise, something like the full foot Tusa fins will be great and not expensive. My advice is to go to a scuba store and look around.

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