For those divers or snorkelers who enjoy trekking the world to find the best dive spots, weight is always a factor when packing one’s dive bag. When it comes to fins, ScubaPro might have an answer.

The company recently introduced its new GO fin, an open-heel fin with a replaceable, self-adjusting bungee heel strap. You can wear it either fully barefoot or with neoprene socks.

It’s made of 100-percent “Monprene” which the company says reduces delamination, broken blades and torn foot pockets that other fins tend to be plagued with. The GO fin is constructed with a 25-degree pre-angled blade and sports a “Central Power Panel” that creates a “channeling effect” and gives the diver “longitudinal rigidity,” according to ScubaPro.

GO fins are also lightweight and travel-friendly. A pair of Medium-to-Large-size fins weighs in at 1.2 kg/2.6 lbs, including the bungee straps. Additionally, the fins’ compactness allow them to fit easily in a carry-on bag. This is possible because of what ScubaPro calls the “Piggy Back Stack” system that allows the fins to hook onto each other.

The GO fins retail at US$69/61 Euros. For more information, go to the company’s website at

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.

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