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Monofin Review 1: Child Fin by AquaTails quality mermaid tails

Monofin Review: Child Fin reported by AquaTails quality mermaid tails for swimmingAriel Green Monofin by AquaTails home of quality mermaid tails for swimming

There are many monofins out there for today’s mermaids, many more than there were just a few years ago. We have tried almost all of them, and so I’ll be reviewing them as objectively as I can. (AquaTails doesn’t yet make our own – watch for it one day!)


Made & Sold by Finis, also AquaTails offers this unique Ariel Green version (right).


  • Most inexpensive monofin out there – retailing around $30.
  • Comes in several color options.
  • Made for children – nice and small.
  • Has a quick-release backstrap – it comes off very easily, can be kicked off.
  • Adjustable strap with velcro closure.
  • Is in the cute mermaid shape.
  • Nice and stiff, propels swimmer through the water very nicely.


  • Strap comes off TOO easily – doesn’t stay on the feet well.
    • AquaTails recommends child wearing a water shoe in this fin to help hold the strap up, especially for tiny feet.
  • Does NOT come in very small children’s sizes. This fits ladies shoe sizes 2-8. Most kids are older before they reach a size 2 shoe.
    • Again, AquaTails recommends swimmer wearing a water shoe inside the fin.
  • Can break if the fin is bent too far, or if the straps are pulled out away from the fin too hard.
    • Straps should always be pulled straight back from the fin – not outwards.
  • The points are a little sharp and over time they will wear holes in fabric tails at the points.
    • Check out our new Fin, Ariel & Aquata Tails to fix this! Also, we sand the points before inserting into our fabric tails.

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