A new fin that literally looks like the back half of a fish was launched this week at DEMA. Called the "mor-Fin," its patent was just filed last Monday (Nov. 6), Morfin Corp. President John Melius told DeeperBlue.net today. While most fins work like paddles, using drag propulsion by "creating a void in the water into which they are pulled," Mor-Fins’ hydrodynamic wing shapes "create lift just like airplane wings," according to a company statement. While divers can propel themselves via the traditional fin kick, mor-Fins come into their own with the use of a smaller kicking stroke. Go to www.mor-fin.com for more information.
DEMA 2006 Special: Mor-Fin launch new type of fin
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.