April 5th, 2009
Our fins are back in stock after a delay of several months. We had decided to re evaluate this product and make a necessary change that caused the out-of-stock.
The Dive Rite fin was previously the Apollo Prestige Fin – it won awards for the best fin in the 90’s and I fell in love with them for comfort and power. Apollo got rid of them when they switched to the split fin design. (Split fins…that’s another story…and they are not a technical diving fin). The original fin was monprene, which is a plasticized rubber very popular for pistol grips, motorcycle grips and more. When we bought the molds and moved them to a production house that produces fins for many other dive companies, I let the vendor talk me into changing the material to what everyone else was using. It was supposed to be better, but it wasn’t.
Now our fins once again use monprene, which gives them the performance I expect. I believe everyone will be very impressed with the power of the monprene fin. I can get another 10 feet per minute of speed when cave diving.