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Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.
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Aeris Mako Scuba Fin Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Aeris Mako Scuba Fin Review Posted in: Below $100, Fins

Aeris Makos are an example of what a dive gear maker can do to otherwise average scuba fins just with just a few small tweaks. The fins follow the format for a run of the mill diver’s fin, in that Makos are open-heel and have rubber fittings for flexibility. Yet whereas most fins of this middling type have two or three narrow rubber channels, the Mako has a great big contoured channel down the middle. Add in the modest vents and you get an unassuming fin that provides a lot of thrust, and all at a reasonable price tag. Other fins might have more frills, but they achieve only moderately improved performance for it and at a much higher price. While most consumers loved their Makos (the fins received a 4-Flag rating at LeisurePro), some complained of shoddy construction. Still, that is a fairly typical complaint for any set of fins retailing for less than $75. Overall, Aeris Makos are kickers with a substantial thrust-per-dollar ratio.

Average Price: $65