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Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins

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Top Notch!

By Christian

Without question, the best fins I've owned in 16 years of diving. I recently switched to these fins while diving in Thailand. Due to strong current at some of the dive sites (Similans / Koh Bon / Richelieu Rock) I was struggling to kick through and spent a lot of time and air to do so with my Atomic fins. Between liveaboard trips I picked these up and they were an absolute dream. Effort reduced by 60-80%, resulting in longer and more relaxed dives when faced with moderate to strong curren...

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Mares Avanti Quattro The Best

By gasman

Been diving since 1971, got the Mares fins in '95, average better than a hundred fifty dives a year from the local quarry to trimix cave and wreck diving. The fins still perform as well as they did 17 years ago, the buckles and straps are original, top quality material and performance. Will buy another pair if and when this pair ever expires.

Mares Avanti Quattro has set the standard for which all fins are measured. It's the world's first fin with four channels. Inspired by marine mammal's channel Thrust technology maximizes the channeling of water and moves a much greater amount of water compared to other fins of the same size. The result is greater thrusting power with the same amount of effort. Its Channel Thrust Technology offers the most versatile choice in all diving conditions.

The first four-channel fin in the world the Avanti concept has taken a step forward; its four channels outperform traditional fin efficiency by 20%. Stabilizers improve stability and eliminate ankle-twisting phenomena. Anatomic foot pocket transmits more power to the blade. The foot pocket delivers maximum power and evenly distributes pressure over the foot to minimize fatigue. The foot pocket interior features internal ribbing that improves fit, eliminates foot suction and prevents foot pocket flexing, while transmitting more power to the blade. The Avanti Quattro uses Mares patented design ABS Plus Buckles. It only takes one quick movement to easily open or close these buckles, even when wearing thick neoprene gloves. The double button release prevents the buckles from accidently opening making them the most user-friendly system on the market. Fin comes in three colors and three sizes, has an overall length between 24" to 25.6" (61 cm to 65 cm) depending on size. Fins are made from Tecralene and Thermoplastic Rubber, weigh between 3.3 lbs. to 4.4 lbs. (1.52 kg to 1.98 kg) and come in multiple sizes and colors.

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This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins Features

  • Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins
  • Super Channeling
  • Inspired by Marine Mammal's Channel Thrust Technology
  • 4 Channels 4 Times Thrusting Power
  • 20% More Powerful than its Competitors
  • Greater Thrusting Power
  • Anatomic Open Heel Foot Pocket
  • Foot Pocket Adds Thrust with Less Fatigue
  • Tecralene and Thermoplastic Rubber
  • ABS Plus Buckles
  • Fin Lengths: 24" to 25.6" (61 cm to 65 cm) Size Dependent
  • Weights: 3.3 lbs. to 4.4 lbs. (1.52 kg to 1.98 kg) Size Dependent
  • Available in Multiple Sizes and Colors

Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top Notch!

Without question, the best fins I've owned in 16 years of diving. I recently switched to these fins while diving in Thailand. Due to strong current at some of the dive sites (Similans / Koh Bon / Richelieu Rock) I was struggling to kick through and spent a lot of time and air to do so with my Atomic fins. Between liveaboard trips I picked these up and they were an absolute dream. Effort reduced by 60-80%, resulting in longer and more relaxed dives when faced with moderate to strong curren...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sturdy Fins but Heavy for Smaller Women

Sturdy, powerful fins, but heavy to pack and also during use. Vigorous finning, even with proper technique, causes cramps. They weigh 5lbs for a small pair.

Reviewed by 73 customers

 

Great, Sturdy Fin

By Lisa

This fun put me through my open water certification class. I decided on a stiffer fin because I will be moving on to rescue diver within a few months. This is a very stiff fin. However, some of us favor a stiffer fin. As my second pair of fins, the Mares Avanti Quattro has become my "go-to" for any diving environment. The bungee heel strap had me a bit worried to begin with. That fear is gone. Mares did a great job at designing a sturdy product. The fin feels true to size. I purchased SM and wear a size 8 shoe. My booties are 5mm. The foot pocket also feels true to size. Overall: great product. If you purchase, be prepared to work yourself into these fins. However, it's totally worth it.

 

Best fin on the market!

By Scuba D.

Divemaster with 45 years in the water. Have used this fin for some 15 years and it always performs flawlessly. I suggest you zip tie the buckle system closed and just pull the strap over your booty to put them on. Trim off the excessive fin strap and you are now streamlined.

 

best fins i ever used

By DiverUAE

im using the same fins since 2008 or 2009... they never faild me, best so far (used others during this time when i travel) i think my next fins will be just same as thoes ones mine are same as thoes just new pair

 

Great buy!

By xJMOx

With the snap open buckles, it makes getting in and out of boats quick and easy without having to readjusting how tight it fits. One thing extra that I love is that mares packages a replaceable strap/buckle combo to keep in your save a dive kit for quick swap.

 

The best all around fins...

By jungho

I've tried many fins... The seawing novas were too floppy, the jet fins were too heavy, the OMS slipstreams were too stiff... In the end I got these tried and true fins that allows me to use all finning styles effectively... They are no nonsense fins that get the job done... I put on a set of Atomic Universal spring straps and they are now my goto fins...

 

Excellent Fin

By JBDM

I've been diving the Avanti Quattros for almost 20 years. Excellent control and power. Very comfortable fin. Quality build and materials. Of all the fins on the market, these are as good as it gets at any price.

 

Make Great even Greater

By Zeke

The absolute best I have ever experienced!

 

Mares Avanti Quattro The Best

By gasman

Been diving since 1971, got the Mares fins in '95, average better than a hundred fifty dives a year from the local quarry to trimix cave and wreck diving. The fins still perform as well as they did 17 years ago, the buckles and straps are original, top quality material and performance. Will buy another pair if and when this pair ever expires.

 

Top Notch!

By Christian

Without question, the best fins I've owned in 16 years of diving. I recently switched to these fins while diving in Thailand. Due to strong current at some of the dive sites (Similans / Koh Bon / Richelieu Rock) I was struggling to kick through and spent a lot of time and air to do so with my Atomic fins. Between liveaboard trips I picked these up and they were an absolute dream. Effort reduced by 60-80%, resulting in longer and more relaxed dives when faced with moderate to strong current. Were also excellent for all other conditions, including difficult surface swims.

 

Best Fins I've ever owned

By Mike P.

I have owned the same pair of these fins since 2002 and have at least 200 dives under my belt, and could not imagine diving with any other fin. Mares hit the Jackpot with this design.

 

Excellent fins

By diverdoug

Great fins. Pretty lightweight, not very fatiguing, great power, very good control, super comfortable foot pocket, well-constructed. The fin strap mechanism is better than most, but I would still recommend upgrading to spring straps. Overall, an excellent fin.

 

my best dive purcahse evarrrr

By randini

Found these in a bargain bin 15 years ago for $50. From the first time I tried them (over 500 dives ago) I absolutely loved these fins and still do (I even gave away my other 2 pairs of fins at that time). They work great for all types of kicks: flutter, scissor, frog, heli-turns etc, but they are tiring on long surface swims on my back (facing up). I was recently given a pair of Jet Twin Max fins that will probably collect dust until these die, which won't happen any time soon. Despite all the scars in them from heavy use, they still have plenty of life left in them and many miles to go.Matter of fact, I'm starting some work on Easter Island next month and am looking to buy the full foot version since I won't be needing booties there.Not only would I recommend them to a friend, I'll be buying another pair soon to keep as a backup.

 

Performs well. Worth the price.

By Takedown

So comfortable you forget you have them on. Work very well.

 

exellent fins

By fulklur

it's very fantastic & comfortable & effective. I'll buy it again and again.

 

Best, Most Powerful Fins Ever!

By Diver D.

These fins are pure power in the water and no fin will more you along faster and with less ease. They are a bit heavier than some, but for their size, they are fairly light. Once in the water, they are awesome!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Richard M  great reviews
James b  Good ratings great price
Robert M  Recommend by others and the reviews
Lillian L  Specifically requested by daughter for her birthday
RANDY B  Bought a pair back in 1997 and simply love them. I know that split fins are the in thing but I love how fast the Quattro propels me in heavy current. Never a problem with these fins. My son is now getting certified and he needs a pair of fins. Guess what ones I want him to have? That is why we bought them.
HEIDI M  I used them since I start scuabe diving 10 year´s ago. This are my second pair.
CHRISTIAN A  fastest fin on the market.
Jan N  Best fins ever made for every type of diving except technical cave and wreck. Too soft to swim backwards with.
Shopper  How stiff are these compared with the ScubaPro Jet Sport fins?
Mario C  Thank you for your question. Blade is slightly softer with a bigger area.
Shopper  Hello, I am a ladies size 10. Do you happen to know if the Mares fins run large or small? It seems as though I am right on the cusp of a small/regular.
RAY S  I bought the Size SMALL fins for my girlfriend,but she is a Women's Size 8. I would recommend going with the Size Regular since you are 2 whole sizes larger. Remember that you will also need to use dive boots with this type of fin,so the Size SMALL may be a little snug!
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