I am thinking of getting these for my boyfriend who is interested in spear fishing in oregon. He wants free-diving fins, are these considered that?
IGNATI G Full foot fins are used in warm water, for Oregon waters you would need open heel fins and boots.
DANIEL C The first question is he a novice or expert, if the latter is the case then no I would not recommend them. Also these are full foot the water is cold enough in that area to require a boot which would make this type unusable. I would choose a longer pair of Cressi made for free diving. This would give him him better range and more power while diving. Say the Cressi Gara Professional LD Fins
PABLO M I believe free-diving fins should be longer. These are more for snorkeling.
LOUIS B "Freediving fins such as the Cressi 3000 LD or Gara Professional are about 34" long, versus 24" for the Reaction Pro. Also, the Reaction Pro is more flexible, though it still provides some of the signature Cressi snap.
(Freedivers with lots of leg strength might prefer the 2000 HF, which is stiffer and snappier than either the 3000 or Pro). "
JOHN T No. Free diver fins are much lonnger. These are very good fins though.
HENRIK N These fins are great for freediving, but typical freedive fins are longer. Cressi makes a couple of longer freedive fins available here (the Gara series). If you're traveling, however, these are a great choice because they offer a lot of power while still being short enough to fit inside a fairly normal size large suitcase or bag. Good luck!