For many scuba diving professionals in the recreational scuba diving world,the Mares Avanti Quattro has been the fin of choice for what seems like eons. Whilst Mares have brought out variations on the original, notably the ĎLimited Editioní, the Excel and then the Excel Plus, the original design, all be it with changes to the strap and buckle systems has still reigned supreme, so itís with sadness that I learned they are now discontinued.
However, donít panic, should your existing Quattro fins ever wear out, or more likely just not match the colour of your latest wetsuit, Mares are just introducing the NEW Avanti Quattro + fins, and in a range of new colours! So far all weíve managed to get hold of are some Black, White, Yellow and Flamingo with Lime and Blue still to show.
I have now had a close look at them, and... donít worry, be happy! I can confidently confirm that the blade and foot pocket appear to be untouched other than in colour, but they now come as standard with the popular soft bungee straps fitted, though as one might expect, at a higher price.
Iím sure I had heard rumours of slight stiffening of the blade edge for even more power, or did I just dream it because if there is a difference, itís not a visible one.
So, the legendary Avanti Quattro (+) lives on, long live the king of fins!
Be one of the first to own a pair of the Mares Avanti Quattro Plus Fins, more size colour combinations now available at Watersports Warehouse.