Scubapro Seawing Nova Fins: A Complete Guide

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From the moment it surfaced, the Seawing Nova garnered industry recognition for its revolutionary design. Accolades like “Best of What’s New” from Popular Science and the coveted Red Dot Award solidified its position at the forefront of diving fin technology. In this guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about this extraordinary scuba fin.

What Makes the Seawing Nove Different From Other Scuba Fins?

The first thing that divers notice about the Seawing Nova is the Proprietary G4 articulated joint.

The articulated joint is a flexible connection point that allows the fin blade to move independently of the foot pocket. This design offers several advantages:

  • Increased propulsion: The articulated joint allows the blade to channel water more effectively, generating more power with each kick.
  • Reduced effort: The joint helps to reduce fatigue by distributing the workload more evenly throughout the leg muscles.
  • Improved maneuverability: The ability of the blade to pivot makes it easier to control direction and navigate tight spaces.
  • Reduced stress on ankles and knees: The joint absorbs some of the impact from kicking, helping to protect joints from strain.

Overview of the Scubapro Seawing Nova

Materials: The blade of the Seawing Nova is constructed from space-age Monprene® elastomer. Monprene® is an excellent choice for scuba fin construction because of several key properties.

Monprene® is:

  • Durable: It’s known for being virtually indestructible, making it ideal for demanding applications like diving fins.
  • Flexible: Monprene® offers excellent flexibility and stretch, providing comfort and maneuverability.
  • Soft-touch: It has a pleasant, “rubber-like” feel that enhances grip and user experience.
  • Safe: Monprene® is suitable for skin contact.

The fin strap is a marine-grade bungee, making it very easy to put on and adjust.

Fin Design: The wing-shaped blade creates an excellent balance between stiffness and flexibility.

Buoyancy: These fins are positively buoyant.

Weight: 3.45 lbs

Colors: Available in a variety of colors, including Black, White, Blue, Pink, Turquoise, and Yellow.

Scubapro Seawing Nova Size Chart

This size chart takes into account the size of the boots that will be worn with the open heel.

Seawing Nova Size Chart

Scuba Girl Gear Fin Rating


Powerful Propulsion

Highly Durable

Comfortable – Design Minimizes Cramping

Easy To Get On and Off/Adjust


Not As Good For Backfinning As Other Fins

May Require Some Adjustment For Divers Used To Traditional Fins

Positively Buoyant (This Is A Matter Of Personal Preference)


Overall, the Seawing Nova is a great fin. However, some divers report that they are unable to perform a giant stride without putting strain on the joint, resulting in a break at the hinge. Divers who are in the water daily find that a pair lasts 6 months to a year before requiring replacement. While Scubapro does stand behind its Limited Lifetime Warranty, waiting on replacements can be irritating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Scubapro Offer A Warranty On Fins?

Yes. Scubapro offers a limited lifetime warranty on the Seawing Nova.

Is The Seawing Nova A Good Choice For Travel?

The Seawing Nova is not the ideal travel fin, simply because of the size and weight of the fins. However, it is possible to travel with any set of fins!

Is The White Seawing Nova A Good Choice For Guides and Instructors?

Yes! These white fins are very visible underwater, making them a good choice for dive guides and instructors.

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