Are you wondering if fins are necessary during your snorkeling Bahamas trip? While it is true that snorkeling can be done without fins, the drastic difference between snorkeling with fins and without is well worth the extra floppy pair of shoes. Fins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so if you have tried them before and found that they just did not quite work for you, there is always another pair to try until you find your perfect set for your tastes and comfort. So, why exactly are fins so important while snorkeling? Think about the average swimmer. Imagine how far and how fast you can go in two, maybe three minutes. Now imagine that you could triple, quadruple even, that distance. You can see more life, more beauties of the vast ocean, rather than stay confined to typical human speeds. There are different sizes of fins to try out as well. Larger fins are fantastic because they give you the chance to travel farther and faster, but they do require a bit more exertion per kick to get you going. If you are looking for some light exercise and a huge tour of the ocean, large fins are the way to go. Smaller fins allow for easier kicking with less energy required, but they do not allow for the same amount of distance per kick. Smaller sized fins are best for relaxation within the ocean's depths.