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ScubaVox Favourite Fins & Masks

Mares XStream
Mares X-Stream 

These are extremely high-quality fins designed for the most demanding divers.

The X-Stream diving fins have a blade length that varies from 34.5 to 38 cm depending on the size. The fins have an open foot pocket. They are made of innovative, high-performance materials and provide superior thrust while minimising leg fatigue. The materials used are 3 specific ones for maximum elasticity, high durability, and resistance to wear.

The special channel thrust system creates a channel geometry capable of moving more water and creating more thrust with the same amount of effort.

Specs & Features
  • Hinged blade

  • Blade Length 37 cm (14.6 in) size R

  • Weight (pair) 1.6kg

  • Material Thermoplastic rubber-Technopolymers

  • Blade Thrust Area: 750cm² / 116.3in² (size R)

  • Riddled foot pocket to avoid "parachute effect"

  • Tri-material blade construction to reduce turbulence
    Channel Thrust technology

ScubaVox Rating
5 tanks
ScubaVox +
  • Extremely comfortable foot pocket

  • High performing blades with plenty of kick power

  • Durable 

  • Light

  • Super channel and vents for extra thrust

  • Optimized pivoting angle = more kicking power with less effort

ScubaVox -
  • Nothing worth mentioning

Scubapro Seawing Nova fins
Scubapro Seawing Nova

The Seawing Nova combines classic SCUBAPRO fin technology with the latest innovations in hydrodynamic design. Delivering the power, acceleration, and maneuverability of a blade fin with the kicking comfort and efficiency of a split fin, the unique articulated hinge design enables the entire wing-shaped blade to pivot and generate thrust.

Fin excels in both high and low-speed manoeuvring, including frog and reverse kicks, and offers improved handling when making small directional adjustments. A long foot pocket helps to reduce leg strain and a grip sole makes walking to the entry point for shore dives easier.

Specs & Features
  • Blade Style: Hinged/Paddle Fin

  • Weight (pair): | 1.567 Kg 3.45 Lb

  • Material: Monprene®

  • Fin Length: 61cm

  • Heel: Bungee strap

  • Best For: Power/Versatility

ScubaVox Rating
5 tanks
ScubaVox +
  • Ergonomic foot pocket comfortable for long wear/multiple dive use

  • An upward directed wing tips for extra stability

  • An articulated midpoint for optimum thrust

  • Excellent power and acceleration

  • A bungee heel strap for a secure fit

  • Variable blade geometry

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  • Nothing worth mentioning

Apeks RK3 fins
Apeks RK3

RK3 fins have been the standard gear issued to US military, special ops, coast guard and public safety divers for decades now. Designed in collaboration with the US military and renowned for outstanding performance and reliability, the Apeks RK3 is a rugged thermoplastic rubber fin featuring an over-sized foot pocket to accommodate drysuit boots and a stainless steel spring strap for easy donning and doffing. The smaller length of the fins makes them very manoeuvrable, while the strong rubber material is designed to withstand harsh environments and frequent use. Vents in the blade reduce resistance and enhance thrust.

Specs & Features
  • Blade Style: Paddle Fin

  • Weight: 1.19kg Per Fin (M size)

  • Material: Thermoplastic rubber

  • ​Fin Length: Short (M size 49cm)

  • Heel: Open Heel/Spring Straps

  • Best For: Cold Water/Drysuit Diving/Wreck Diving/Cave Diving

ScubaVox Rating
5 tanks
ScubaVox +
  • Vents for maximum kicking power

  • Compatible with wetsuit and drysuits boots

  • Extremely durable

  • Comfortable, secure fit

  • Spring heel strap for consistent fit

  • Easy pull tab on spring heel strap

  • Great in confined spaces

  • Reliable

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  • ​Nothing worth mentioning

Atomic Aquatics Venom mask
Atomic Aquatics Venom

Venom is a one-window / low volume mask designed for unobstructed forward vision and wide viewing angles. The skirt bonds onto the lens which eliminates the need for a frame making it super low-profile and low-volume. It’s made from gel silicone called by Atomic “Gummi Bear Ultrasoft.” By using a combination of soft and stiff silicone the mask has a rigid shape with a seal that molds to all the contours of the face. New UltraClear Schott Superwite™ glass lens significantly improves underwater vision allowing up to 96% of light transmission.

Specs & Features
  • New UltraClear Schott Superwite™ glass lens with exceptional optical clarity

  • Patented SubFrame design with hydrodynamic styling and no external frame

  • Double-layer, dual-color silicone skirt keeps the mask comfortably secure

  • One-window / low volume design for unobstructed forward vision and wide viewing angles

  • Simple squeeze-to-adjust mask strap

  • Lifetime warranty against frame breakage

ScubaVox Rating
5 tanks
ScubaVox +
  • Very comfortable

  • High quality

  • Soft but rigid structure

  • Provides a good seal even for those with facial hair

  • Great peripheral vision

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  • Nothing worth mentioning

ScubaPro D Mask
Scubapro D-Mask

Sharing the design scheme of the new D-Series D420 regulator, the new D-Mask is a sleek, premium mask well-suited for all types of diving. The D-Mask benefits from SCUBAPRO's second-generation Trufit technology. This design approach features a mask skirt with thicker, firmer silicone near the mask frame to provide support and rigidity, and thinner silicone contouring the face for comfort and to ensure a watertight seal. The mask features true color UV protective lenses that deliver the best balance of surface protection and underwater clarity. It also features an interchangeable lens system for optional optical lenses.

Specs & Features
  • True color UV protective lenses offer protection from UV light on the surface without affecting colors under water

  • Interchangeable lens system makes it easy to install optional optical lenses

  • Available with a choice of skirts to suit a variety of face shapes

  • Rotating buckles work with a new black-on-black Comfort Strap to optimize range of motion and achieve a comfortable, watertight fit

  • Trufit Technology can be identified by its unique ribbing texture on the mask skirt

  • Optional lenses available: Optical lenses (6x positive +1.5 to +4.0/8x negative -1.5 to -5.0); Bi-Focus lenses (3x positive +1.0 to +3.0)

ScubaVox Rating
5 tanks
ScubaVox +
  • ​Very comfortable

  • UV protection

  • Compatible with prescription lenses

ScubaVox -
  • Nothing worth mentioning


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