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About Omega Amphibian Flip Fin

Just imagine...a high performance fin you can also walk in when entering and exiting the water...who knew? The days of dragging your fins in and out of the water are finally over! Dynamic Scuba Fins (or "flip fins") are a Totally New Class of Fins. Take them out once and you will never go back to traditional fins.

The revolutionary and Durable Aqua-Hinge Mechanism and Highly Efficient Non-Vented Blade Design provide an Essential Combination of Performance and Safety for Scuba Divers at All Levels. For Swimming, no other Open Heel Fin can match the Power and Comfort provided by the Amphibian, which features a Prominent Central Web Configuration contributing to Increased Propulsion and Reduced Load required during Sustained Kicking.

A Natural Evolution within the Dive Industry, the Amphibian Fin System is designed to be Strapped on Prior to Entering the Water and Removed after Exiting. The Heavy-Duty Springs Push the Soft Blade Webbing Up to Ride Gently against the Shin while on the Surface. This makes Walking, Climbing Boat Ladders and other Movements as Easy as Wearing No Fins at all. Once in the Water, The Amphibian Blades are Flipped Down into Swimming Position by Simply Kicking Naturally in the Water, and Flipped Back Up by Pushing Back on the Release Levers before getting out.

The Fins are manufactured with the finest of materials. The Blades are made from a Combination of Soft, Durable Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) and a more Ridged TPE. The Soft TPE Web is designed to Increase Propulsion and Reduce the Load Required for Sustained Kicking and the more Ridged TPE Blade Inlays increase coefficient of friction on blade. The Aqua-Hinge is a Heavy-Duty Hinge featuring 316-Military Grade Anti-Corrosive Stainless Steel Springs. Fins are available in sizes Medium, Men: 6-8/Euro 39-41; Women: 7-10, Large Men: 9-11/Euro 42-44; Women: 12+ or X-Large Men: 11-14/Euro 44-47. The Omega Amphibian Flip Fins come in All Black or Black/Yellow, are proudly made in the USA and are covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Omega Amphibian Flip Fin is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Omega Amphibian Flip Fin is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Recreational Diver among others. The Omega Amphibian Flip Fin is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Omega Amphibian Flip Fin: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Omega Amphibian Flip Fin Features

  • Unique "Flip Fin" Design
  • Fins Flip-Up against Shins, Allows Walking In-and-Out of Water
  • Great for Beach Dives or Claiming Ladder's
  • Totally New Class of Fins
  • Highly Efficient Non-Vented Blade Design
  • Essential Combination of Performance and Safety for Scuba Divers at All Levels
  • Revolutionary and Durable Aqua-Hinge Mechanism
  • Aqua Hinge Features: 316-Military Grade Anti-Corrosive Stainless Steel Springs
  • Multi-Functional Lock Housing Prevent Blade Separation while Kicking and Hands-Free Operation
  • Extra Sturdy Blade Locking Mechanism
  • Web Designed from Soft, Durable Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
  • TPE Web: Increases Propulsion and Reduce the Load Required for Sustained Kicking
  • Ridged TPE Blade Inlays Increase Coefficient of Friction on Blade
  • Foot Pocket Soft TPE: Designed for Fit and Comfort
  • Patented Flip Fin Design Provides Total Mobility In-and-Out of the Water
  • Easy transition from walk to dive mode
  • Walk Fully Geared-Up into Water when Shore Diving
  • Move freely around the dive boat
  • Sizes: Medium, Men: 6-8/Euro 39-41; Women: 7-10, Large Men: 9-11/Euro 42-44; Women: 12+ or X-Large Men: 11-14/Euro 44-47
  • Colors: All Black or Black/Yellow
  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Omega Amphibian Flip Fin Specifications

Materials
Foot Pocket & Blade: Thermoplastic Elastomer (Tpe), Hinge Springs: 316-Military Grade Anti-Corrosive Stainless Steel
Blade Type
Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Blue, Black/Orange, Black/Yellow, Black
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large 9/11, Medium 6/8, X-Large 11/14
Weight [with packaging]
Medium 6/8: 4.05 lb,
Large 9/11: 5.85 lb,
X-Large 11/14: 6.45 lb
Mfr #
SKU
OMEAF
Omega Fins Size Chart
  MD LG XL
US Men's shoe size 6-8 9-11 11-14
US Women's shoe size 7-9.5 10-13 13-15
European Men's shoe size 39-41 42-44 44-47
Weight (pounds per pair) 3.6 4 4.4

Amphibian Flip Fin Customer Reviews

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4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Efficient (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (13)
  • Recreation (7)
  • Snorkeling (7)
  • Travel (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Recreational diver (4), Advanced diver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT FINS

This is a great fin. Powerful, comfotable, and most of all EASY TO WALK IN.

This is a great fin. Powerful, comfotable, and most of all EASY TO WALK IN.

VS

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Terrible for walking in water!

These are great for walking on the sand, but once you enter the water with any kind of swell or surf they severely inhibit walking forward. The reason I purchased is for a bad...Read complete review

These are great for walking on the sand, but once you enter the water with any kind of swell or surf they severely inhibit walking forward. The reason I purchased is for a bad spine and really hate donning fins in water. So suiting up and walking with fins seemed like a great idea until I got to the water and the other 7 in the group just walked on out in the surf and I could not keep up walking forward for sure and not walking backwards either.

I had to finally take them off to catch up with the group that was about 20 yards ahead of me and then put them back on once I got to deeper water.. on a boat dive they did great but the propulsion was nowhere near my twin jet scubapro fins. I had to fight to keep up underwater.

Since I used them on this one dive trip Leisure Pro said they would not accept a return even though I am highly disatisfied with the product. Basically they said only defect or not used, basically you can open something and put it back in the package and they will accept it back otherwise it will not be accepted back... it is not like Amazon's return policy where if you are unhappy you can return an item.

Frustrated - back to ScubaPro fins.

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4.0

Good Idea

By DKdiver

from Toronto, Canada

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient On Boat Deck
  • Easy To Open Under Water
  • Efficient
  • Great Comfort On Boat Div

Cons

  • Poor Material Quality

Best Uses

  • SCUBA

Comments about Omega Aquatics Omega Amphibian Flip Fin:

Used these fins on boat dives for 3 years. Very convenient on boat deck. Noticed some material separation at material joints but this was not a big problem. On a recent trip to Cozumel both fins cracked through the letter "M" in the "Omega" logo. Will probably buy it again but I'm still concerned over the materials quality.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
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1.0

Way too difficult to put down and up

By RandyP

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Omega Aquatics Omega Amphibian Flip Fin:

        I bought these fins for float tubing. They are way too hard to put down in the water, and way to hard to put up when I am done. Am very disappointed in the product. I am in touch with the manufacturer to see if possibly I have a defective pair. I have read several places where they have accidentally put the stiffer military latch on non-military products. We shall see

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        • No

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        1.0

        Terrible for walking in water!

        By MarkMcQ

        from La Jolla, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer
        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Efficient
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Boat Diving

        Comments about Omega Aquatics Omega Amphibian Flip Fin:

        These are great for walking on the sand, but once you enter the water with any kind of swell or surf they severely inhibit walking forward. The reason I purchased is for a bad spine and really hate donning fins in water. So suiting up and walking with fins seemed like a great idea until I got to the water and the other 7 in the group just walked on out in the surf and I could not keep up walking forward for sure and not walking backwards either.

        I had to finally take them off to catch up with the group that was about 20 yards ahead of me and then put them back on once I got to deeper water.. on a boat dive they did great but the propulsion was nowhere near my twin jet scubapro fins. I had to fight to keep up underwater.

        Since I used them on this one dive trip Leisure Pro said they would not accept a return even though I am highly disatisfied with the product. Basically they said only defect or not used, basically you can open something and put it back in the package and they will accept it back otherwise it will not be accepted back... it is not like Amazon's return policy where if you are unhappy you can return an item.

        Frustrated - back to ScubaPro fins.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        FANTASTIC Fins

        By Clay

        from Marquette, MI

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Onoff Ladders
        • Efficient
        • Perfection On The Boat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Omega Aquatics Omega Amphibian Flip Fin:

          I have had these for 4 seasons and love them more each time. It's so easy to walk on a rocking boat; kick to extend the fins in water; and snap-back easily for climbing back up the ladder. The only surprise is that everyone doesn't have them too.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          if the redesing i buy again

          By henry

          from orlando fl

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • SCUBA

            Comments about Omega Aquatics Omega Amphibian Flip Fin:

            scuba , rescue

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            Charles N  I've had flip fins for 6 years now and love everything about them. I'm getting another pair in mine. Six years and they case I lose one of mine. Six years and they still work great.
            Doc W  I would use these fins in a "float-tube" for flyfishing. I wear BOOTFOOT waders that have a somewhat large, fixed shoe (as opposed to booties or a wading shoe.) Should they fit???
            TYRONE S  Yes you could. I would check to see if the manufacturer was still in business. Last I heard they were not.
            LAWRENCE M  I'm curious about the overall size of these fins. Can they be carried in the plane on a carry on? Does anyone have the actual size of the fin when it is open? That alone would make me buy it.
            JOHN M  These are full size ocean fins, 2 feet from heel to tip. They would be very awkward in a carry on bag. They do, however, have an extremely strong stroke, ghiving you a lot of distance for a small effort. They are also very durable; I've been using mine (approx. 4 dives a month) for 5-6 years.
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