Best Spearfishing and Freediving Fins
The best freediving and spearfishing fins to help your training, when doing deep dives and you need a lighter and more efficient fins to better propel yourself underwater whilst helping you use less energy.
Welcome to the only resource and tool online that lets you find and compare all available snorkeling, spearfishing and freediving fins. We have collated every and all features of each bi fin and monofin so that you can filter by these specifics and sort the order of other features to find the right fin for you.
We made this tool because we needed freediving and snorkeling bi-fins for travelling and needed fins that were great for freediving and apnea but where a specific length or had the option to remove the fin blade from the footpocket, we just couldn't find a list that shown us all the options.
So we made this tool to help you find the fins right for you, if you are interested in just seen the best spearfishing and freediving fins, we have you covered there too.
Unless you're fascinated by dynamin no fins and swimming in pools, you're going to need some form of fins. If you are new to any of the sports or aren't looking to do dynamic or depth freediving competitions, then you'll be looking at bi-fins first.
They come in a myriad of sizes, shapes, colours and materials. Everything can change on them from the fin angle to the footpocket material and the price.
Here we have the best fins for spearfishing, freediving and snorkeling all in one page. If you aren't interested in the best and are looking at buying some fins for a specific requirement, head over to the fin finder page and the tools there will help you find the perfect fins for you.
Fins For Apnea Sports
When looking for fins for any activity underwater that isn't scuba diving you are going to want to look for fins that fit you well and are comfortable, this is the most important factor with any new fins that you buy. The only real way you can do this is to wear different footpockets and fin sets in the water and just use them. We dive for hours at a time in the ocean and local quarries and a fin that might feel good at first glance and fit, might become uncomfortable even after a short amount of time of use.
Compared to scuba diving, where you usually wear dive boots, with freediving and spearfishing, you just have thin socks on or no socks at all, so you're bare foot is sat inside the footpocket. With scuba, if they have comfortable dive boots, they can just wrap a fin around their boot and the boot will take most of the stresses of the fin. You want the fin to not be too tight, slightly loose almost, but not coming off when you do leg strokes, this is a general rule for bi-fins. But with monofins it can be slightly different, the tighter they are, the better you can transfer the energy from your body through to the fin which will then propel you. If you know you are only going to be wearing the fin for a short amount of time, say 20 minutes, then having it very tight won't be too bad.
The best snorkeling fins are fins that feel comfortable and something that don't really need to be too long. If you are using them specifically for snorkeling along the surface of the water, you'll be going at a gentle pace. Price won't be too much of a concern as well because you aren't trying to break any records, you don't need the most effecient fins either.
What is really important is that they are hard wearing, especially the fin blade. This means you can bash them about, throw them in to your dive bag, hit them on rocks when going in and out of the ocean. You will want them to last a very long time. We have had some shorter snorkel fins that have lasted us years. They have been through surf, and hundreds of shore dives and they're still going because they are a plastic fin. As much as we hate to use anything that is plastic, one thing we don't mind is when the snorkel gear lasts. We thoroughly expect to be wearing these in years to come.
Freediving fins come in two main types, bi-fins and monofins. Bi fins are the ones that you wear on each foot separately and monofins make you look and feel like a mermaid. When freediving, what you are looking for is the best energy transfer from your body through the fin, so fins that are efficient are the most sought after.
Freediving Bi Fins For Competition
If you are looking to compete at any level, beginner or advanced, you will be looking at getting some carbon bi-fins. This material is lighter than any of the other fins materials like technopolymers and fibreglass and also are great for transfering the energy from your bodies movement in to the water and turn that in to forward motion.
Most dynamic pool and depth disciplines with fins now use monofins, but there are still people competing with bi-fins. I personally find them much more comfortable and prefer to use them for all types of diving.
If you are going to safety anyone at depth or in a pool, it is preferred to have bi-fins on as a safety freediver and if you are safetying in deep waters you're going to want something that is efficient, becomes a part of you as you dive and is something that could propel yourself and your buddy up from the depths in case of a black out. This is one reason I opt for stiffer fins, although I am light and tall and not very powerful, the last thing I want is to safety someone, try to bring them up and struggle myself because the fins aren't capable of propelling both of us to the surface.
The best monofin for freediving can be seen above. There are different types depending on what type of movement you have under the water, like the glides which will happily sit on your feet through the glide phase of your dive. Monofins can go up in price all the way past £500, but the technology used in them and the time to create these one custom monofins are worth the money.
You can get custom foot and fin stiffness types, completely bespoke monofins which will transfer the energy of your underwater movement like no other type of fin.
There are two types of fins to think about when thinking about spearfishing, a fin that will get you to your depths very easily and back to the surface without having to use much energy, these tend to mostly be carbon fins. Then there are fins that are made for the shallows, rocky shorelines and fine for bashing about.
One thing to definitely think about when checking out the best spearfishing fins, are getting the right size. Like running trainers, you want something that is slightly bigger than your foot size. This is so that there is room to move and if you are going to be spending all day out at sea spearing, you're going to want something that is comfortable first and foremost.
Above, when you select spearfishing as the Best For Spearfishing category, you will see fins that have been rated and reviewed from around the world as great for spearfishing.
Underwater Hockey and Rugby Fins
If you are in to underwater hockey and rugby, you may want to check out the best fins up above as well. You will have slightly different requirements though. The best underwater hockey fins will have to be shorter and also have rounded edges and this is so that they don't hurt or cut anyone when underwater as it is a close and contact sport.
The best finswimming fins which can be selected above are most notably monofins. There are a selection of a few manufacturers which will be fantastic for finswimming.
Compare Freediving & Spearfishing Fins
If you are after specific fins for a certain purpose, you have a maximum price you want to pay and you want a specific length and fin material? You can do that and so much more here using our clever freediving fin finder comparison tool.
There are numerous ways you can filter by to find the right snorkeling, spearfishing and freediving fin for you. It is all there for you to use and abuse and hopefully will result in you finding the perfect bi-fin or monofin for your apnea and diving adventures.
Filter By Price
You can filter by the maximum price you want to pay for a fin, just enter the amount "85" and it will show you just fins that cost $85 and below.
Filter By Custom Fin Stiffness
If you want to be able to choose your fin stiffness, select "true" and it will show you only fins that you can select the fin stiffness when buying.
Filter By Fin Type
One of the most important filters, choose what type of fin you want, whether that is bi-fins or a monofin. When you select what you want the results will show you just those types of fins.
Filter By Fin Strength
This is an important filter, we like to do a lot of adventure freediving and snorkeling and the odd spearfishing session, which means we need a strong fin as they get abused a lot. A stronger fin is usually made of plastic, like a technopolymer and they can be bashed around quite a bit on rocks and you can chuck them in to the back of your car and you know they'll be ok, even with other items on top of them.
Filter By Fin Stiffness
Some fins come in just one stiffness and they are bought off the shelf, they are not custom fins. This means that every fin in this model will have this stiffness, but if you require a specific stiffness that you know you want, you can see results of fins that have the stiffness you require.
Filter By Custom Footpockets
If you're having trouble with fins you already own or want the comfiest and best fit, choosing a fin which you can customise it's footpockets means you'll get super efficient energy transfer and more comfort.
Filter By Heel Type
Filter by the heel type you want, open heel or closed heel. With an open heel, you will have a strap that goes around the back of your heel, but the bottom of your heel will be open to the water. With a closed heel, it's like wearing a full shoe, with this filter you can choose between either.
Filter By Fin Material
Maybe the most important filter out of all the freediving and spearfishing fin filters, is this one, the material filter. You can choose between carbon freediving fins, fibreglass spearfishing fins or plastic snorkeling fins or whatever material you are interested in.
Filter By Removable Fin
Do you want a fin that you can remove from your footpocket, maybe for better transportation and travelling? Select "true" on this filter to be shown fins that you can remove the fin from. Or this one might be if you love your current footpockets and they fit perfectly but you wish to try a different fin material or manufacturer.
Filter By Activity Best For
We have categorised every single fin we have added to our database according to what sort of activity they are best for. From freediving training, through to snorkeling and spearfishing. They are all different and require different types of gear. Some need effecient equipment, like freediving competitions, whilst others require hard wearing and strong gear to use whilst snorkeling and spearfishing. Just select a category you are interested in and see what gear types you get shown.
Sort By Features of Freedive, Snorkel and Spearfishing Fins
As well as filtering, you can sort by many specifics too, you aren't limited by just price which seem to be the standard feature on most online diving stores. Here you can sort by some very important features which are overlooked elsewhere and nowhere else can you find this functionality.
Filter By Weight
If weight is important to you, you can sort the whole table of freedive fins by the weight column and be shown fins in an order from lightest to heaviest. This way you can see what fins you may like and compare their weight to others that weigh similar.
Sort By Freediving Rating
This is different to the freedive score and is rated by you, the freedivers, if you already own this piece of equipment, why not rate it yourself to help others in the future.
Sort By Freedive Score
This is the overall rating the watch gets from all the reviews and ratings acrrued from around the web.
Sort By Price Bracket
Each spearfishing and freediving fins is put in to a price bracket and you can sort by these. When you do it means you will be shown fins sorted by their price bracket, so it will group them together and then sort them for you so you can see similar fins near each other.
Sort By Price
You can sort by the price of the current mask if bought new, this does not include sales which can be found online or in a store but is close to the RRP the manufacturer advertises them at.
Sort By Fin Length and Full Fin Length
Two amazing sort options on the finder tool here for fins is that of the fin length and full fin length with footpocket. We have listed down every bi-fin and monofin length so that you can sort by these specifics. Like us, we needed a shorter fin specifically for travelling for a few months and having this tool would have made our lives so much easier. If you require a shorter than standard freediving or spearfishing fin, just click the column and the smaller length fins will be ordered to the top for you and the longer ones will go to the bottom.