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About Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap

Apollo was the first manufacturer to recognize the potential of Split-Fin Technology. Every major dive company now offers some form of Split-Fin. In a sea of imitators Apollo's Bio-Fin Series has continually taken top honors. Every model Bio-Fin submitted to Scuba Diving Magazine (SDM) for annual review has rated "Testers' Choice". With eight consecutive wins, Apollo's Bio-Fin Series is clearly the fin to beat.

The Apollo Bio-Fin standards of 100% Rubber and 20 degree Angle help this Fin provide Excellent Performance, Low Strain, and Reduced Air Consumption. Some people feel that the more Rigid Blade makes it Respond Slightly Quicker to Direction Changes and Alternate Kicking Styles. It is an excellent choice for very Strong Kickers as the more Rigid Blade provides a Stronger Resistance and more Traditional Paddle Fin Feel. Apollo's Split Fin design is consistently rated as the Fasted Fin in the Water providing Excellent Maneuverability and Position Control.

The Bio Fin Increases Bottom Time, Improves Ability to Swim Against Strong Currents, Increased Comfort and Enjoyment, Improves Performance and Comfort on the Surface, Increases Maximum Speed, Improves Cruise Speed, Improves Safety, Improves Efficiency for Free Divers, Improves Performance for Underwater Photographers, Improves Efficiency for Cave and Wreck Divers, Improves Accessibility and Efficiency for Student Divers, and Improved Accessibility to Injured and Disabled Divers.

The Apollo Open Heel Bio Fin comes with a Set of Stainless Steel Fin Straps. These Durable, Coiled Spring Straps are extremely Rust and Breakage Resistant. The Spring Strap Automatically Adjusts to changing conditions; No Stopping to Tighten-Down a Loose Strap! The Straps have a Rugged Rubber Grip with Finger Loop that is Easy to Access, even with thick gloves. The Apollo Bio Fin is available in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large or X-Large, and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner, Divemaster, Recreational Diver among others. The Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap Features

  • Apollo: First Manufacturer Split Fins
  • Every Model Bio-Fin Submitted to Scuba Diving Magazine (SDM): "Testers' Choice"
  • Material: 100% Rubber
  • 20° Angle of Blade: Fin Works with Natural Resting Angles of Ankle and Knee
  • Up to 40% Reduction in Muscle Fatigue, Energy Use, and Air Consumption
  • Benefits of Bio Fin: Increases Bottom Time
    Improves Ability to Swim Against Strong Currents
    Increased Comfort and Enjoyment
    Improves Performance and Comfort on the Surface
    Increases Maximum & Cruise Speeds
    Improves Safety
    Improves Efficiency for Free Divers
    And More!
  • Stainless Steel Fin Straps
  • Durable, Coiled Spring Straps: Extremely Rust and Breakage Resistant
  • Depth Compensating: Spring Strap Automatically Adjusts to Changing Conditions
  • Rugged Rubber Grip with Finger Loop that is Easy to Access
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap Specifications

Materials
Fin: 100% Rubber, Straps: Stainless Steel And Rubber
Blade Type
Split Fin
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Colors:
Black
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 5.05 lb,
Medium: 6.45 lb,
X-Large: 6.65 lb,
Large: 6.9 lb
Mfr #
SKU
APLFPC

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4.8

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (66)
  • Efficient (66)
  • Accommodates boots (61)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (70)
  • Recreation (28)
  • Snorkeling (24)
  • Travel (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (63 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (63 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (26), Advanced diver (20), Advanced (11), Beginner (5), Divemaster (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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Best fin I've ever used (update)

(This review is an update of an earlier one. Sorry to be so long winded but I have been able to try some other brands of "Natures Wing" split fins in...Read complete review

(This review is an update of an earlier one. Sorry to be so long winded but I have been able to try some other brands of "Natures Wing" split fins in the interim. I'm still 100% sold on my Apollos but others might find a different brand more to their liking.)I'll preface this by saying that the split fin technology used in these fins is licensed by Nature's Wing to Apollo, ScubaPro, Atomic, TUSA, Oceanic, Dacor, Sherwood, Beuchat and Genesis. Any of these manufacturers that claims to have a "secret" design that the other don't, is referring only to details such as materials, fin strap design, batten and rib design. The basic principles and operation of these fins is identical for all of them. Potentially each of these fins will work about the same for you. The key is to determine which manufacturer's products fits your foot and swimming style the best.My reasons for picking Apollo fins was simple: - They are 100% rubber and as such weigh about twice as much as most fins. They keep my legs down and help stop my tendency toward bicycling when I'm tired. I also was able to shed a few pounds from my BC and I'd rather have the weight on my feet than my waist while standing on a dive boat.- Being rubber they are VERY comfortable and feel like bedroom slippers.- Apollo gives you a choice of stiffness (see their website for recommendations on selection). Stiffer is NOT always the best choice. I chose an intermediate stiffness.- Price: The price for Apollos has tumbled about $45 recently to [$]Atomics are considerably more expensive.- I'm not convinced that for the average diver, a small change in rib or batten design means that much...sort of along the line of the average golfer paying $350 or $1200 for a putter. It might might a difference for Tiger Woods but not for me.- The option for factory installed spring straps. I've always installed these as an after market item on my fins. The factory installed Apollo straps are literally bonded into the fin. If you go for a regular adjustable fin strap the Atomic strap is about the best I've ever seen, but once you've tried spring straps you'll never go back.Next, you must change your kick style to use any split fin effectively. You need a high frequency, low amplitude kick that stays within the slipstream of your body and tank. At first the decreased effort will make you feel as if your not going to be going very fast but you'll soon realize that increased effort with your old slab fins doesn't always mean more speed. The first time I used them I was able to keep up with my old instructor and his ScubaPro splits w/o any problem for the first time. For short all-out sprints, you feel as if you're flying over the reef. I also found that my air consumption and fatigue decreased, while my speed and comfort increased with split fins. Remember, don't get pre-sold on any one brand before trying them on. I love my Apollos and wouldn't give you 2 cents for my dive buddy's Atomics, but she feels the same way about her Atomics and my Apollos.Finally, by their very nature split fins are a bit less maneuverable than slab sided fins. However the different kick style means that you disturb the bottom a lot less so I personally fell that it's an excellent trade off.

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Small Foot Pockets

I purchased these fins about a week ago only to be disappointed when they arrived. I wear a size 12 boot and the XL would barely fit over my Sea Soft Stealth boots. The...Read complete review

I purchased these fins about a week ago only to be disappointed when they arrived. I wear a size 12 boot and the XL would barely fit over my Sea Soft Stealth boots. The foot pocket seems quite narrow which was uncomfortable and made on and off a pain so I have to return them. The quality of these fins is still great and the straps are awesome just beware if u have big feet and order a size larger than normal if u have thick soled dive boots!

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5.0

Best purchase in long time, love the spring straps

By fishing lady

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap:

    Scuba dive with family & friends for what ever fish in season

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    • No

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    5.0

    Best purchase in long time, love the spring straps

    By fishing lady

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap:

      Scuba dive with family & friends for what ever fish in season

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great fin - supplies amazing power!

      By ScubaShane

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap:

      Did about 25 dives with these fins. First split fins I've owned. Wow! I definitely have more power. You can really feel it. I didn't find any increased maneuvering ability however. But when current hit - I was the only one who could get through it (and I'm not normally a strong swimmer).

      I can't compare to other split fins - but if you're like me and are upgrading from rentals, you will be impressed, albeit a little lighter in the wallet.

      I got the version with the pull on stainless steel straps. Amazingly easy to pull on/off. Love that! But the rubber surrounding the straps is starting to tear in spots after only a few dozen dives. But it doesn't appear it will tear all the way through. Still a little disconcerting.

      Biggest issue I have with these fins is weight. These guys are heavy! Still, if you want the power... guess you have to put up with it.

      btw, the fins are 22" long. Just too long to fit in a carry-on bag. So you have to carry them in a larger bag - or in a backpack like I did.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Fins

      By Gandhi57

      from Spanaway, WA

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • SCUBA
        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap:

        Great all-around fin for both scuba and snorkeling. Super thrust power and easy on the legs. Easy to put on and take off.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
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        5.0

        Awesome fin ... but watch the rubber

        By Kole

        from Hawaii

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Apollo Bio Fins Pro C-Series with Stainless Steel Fin Strap:

          These are the best, most efficient, most comfortable, fastest, and easiest to don fins I've owned and used for recreational and scientific diving/snorkeling. Just be sure and check the rubber before your 1-year warranty expires! Right at two years, while showing them to another diver, I noticed significant deterioration (picture attached). I took great care of them and stored them inside my home. Apollo was very helpful and offered me a new pair at half the MSRP (no shipping), which they would send out upon receipt of my defective fins (shipping at my cost, and they would then return the spring fittings). I didn't want to do without them, and for just a few dollars more was able to get another new pair from Leisure Pro, leaving me the deteriorating pair as spares for snorkeling. Hurts to buy another pair so soon, but my buddies and I love them!

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          • Feels true to size
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          • Feels true to width
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          Ernesto C  Good day.. i wonder which size fin should i choice when my normal boot size is 41?
          WILLIS R C  Size 41 is a European size. I don't know the equivalent US size. I don't know if you use a dry suit or wet suit boots. I use two sizes: one for my wet suit and one for my dry suit with "rock boots." My foot size is a US size 10 EE (double E). I use a size L (Large) for my size 11(for extra socks) Scubapro Rockboots with my DUI dry suit, and size M (Medium) with my wet suit for summer diving.I love the Bio Fins Pro C-Series because I don't get the leg cramps I got with the old style "paddle" fins. They are smoother and faster than the Scubapro Jet Fins. The Stainless Steel Fin Strap is fantastic; there's no more breaking a fin strap on long surface swims, under the ice or on a deeper dive. I also don't catch sea weeds and fishing line like the rubber strap buckles did. I have been diving since 1973 and am 55 years old and a member of a scuba club.
          Ernesto C  Thks Willis, really appreciate your help. Take good care and all the best
          Ernesto C  Good day.. i wonder which size fin should i choice when my normal boot size is 41?
          WILLIS R C  Size 41 is a European size. I don't know the equivalent US size. I don't know if you use a dry suit or wet suit boots. I use two sizes: one for my wet suit and one for my dry suit with "rock boots." My foot size is a US size 10 EE (double E). I use a size L (Large) for my size 11(for extra socks) Scubapro Rockboots with my DUI dry suit, and size M (Medium) with my wet suit for summer diving.I love the Bio Fins Pro C-Series because I don't get the leg cramps I got with the old style "paddle" fins. They are smoother and faster than the Scubapro Jet Fins. The Stainless Steel Fin Strap is fantastic; there's no more breaking a fin strap on long surface swims, under the ice or on a deeper dive. I also don't catch sea weeds and fishing line like the rubber strap buckles did. I have been diving since 1973 and am 55 years old and a member of a scuba club.
          Ernesto C  Thks Willis, really appreciate your help. Take good care and all the best
          Ernesto C  Good day.. i wonder which size fin should i choice when my normal boot size is 41?
          WILLIS R C  Size 41 is a European size. I don't know the equivalent US size. I don't know if you use a dry suit or wet suit boots. I use two sizes: one for my wet suit and one for my dry suit with "rock boots." My foot size is a US size 10 EE (double E). I use a size L (Large) for my size 11(for extra socks) Scubapro Rockboots with my DUI dry suit, and size M (Medium) with my wet suit for summer diving.I love the Bio Fins Pro C-Series because I don't get the leg cramps I got with the old style "paddle" fins. They are smoother and faster than the Scubapro Jet Fins. The Stainless Steel Fin Strap is fantastic; there's no more breaking a fin strap on long surface swims, under the ice or on a deeper dive. I also don't catch sea weeds and fishing line like the rubber strap buckles did. I have been diving since 1973 and am 55 years old and a member of a scuba club.
          Ernesto C  Thks Willis, really appreciate your help. Take good care and all the best
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