Thanks for answering guys
unfortunatly im not fit at all and havnt swam for a few years so am guna practice popping up at home before going out. The ocean doesnt take any prisoners so am a little nervous need to work on my fitness i think. Used to be very fit before having my son i even passed for the army. Now i get out of breath just walking up stairs lol. What are the soft saftey fins called? Id like to get some so i dont cut myself if i take a dodgy fall.