posting on Surfmatters from December, 2011...)
The "Vietnam era" photo above is mine, taken at the U.S. Naval School
for Underwater Swimmers, Key West, Florida in 1967. The divers pictured
are in fact USAF Pararescue trainees, not Navy. The fins were AMF Voit
Duck Feet fins, issued to us.
I have used, and still have, two
pair of the original Swimaster Duck Feet fins, which are made of
natural gum rubber, and are still very nice and flexible more than fifty
John C. Ratliff
John's work today...