Apeks RK3 - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Apeks RK3 review

The Apeks RK3 are my personal fins and I love them! I have used them on about 1,000 dives and they show no signs of exhaustion or tear.

Apeks RK3 fins

They feature a traditional all-rubber design which is standard in military, rescue, and technical diving. Despite their sturdy material, they are super light and perfect for traveling.

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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Apeks RK3 test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Review Summary

Social Diving Editor's Choice

The Apeks RK3 are some of the best fins ever made and are perfect for all divers. They feature a classic military-style design while being much lighter than some other full-rubber models on the market.

Our Rating

5 / 5.0

What We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Super sturdy
  • Incredibly durable
  • Great for backfinning

Reasons to Avoid

  • Size differences a bit large

Important Specs & Features

  • Lightweight full-rubber

What could be improved

  1. Add a few sizes in between

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

The Apeks RK3 scuba fins come standard with stainless steel spring straps which make putting them on and off a breeze.

I have nothing bad to say about them, and you will love them for their flexibility and classic design.

They have been in my personal arsenal of go-to fins for years and even after around 600 dives with them, they show no signs of breaking. Some other scuba fins I have used in the past like to break at the heel strap, but the RK3 just keep on going and going.

Coldwater diver in lake

An absolute must for anyone diving in cold water or those who want the perfect combination of maneuverability and speed.

Last but not least, Apeks has released them in multiple colors and I am absolutely loving the black and white versions.


If you want to dive what the pros dive without the extra weight of other military-style fins, check out the Apeks RK3.

If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.

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About the author

Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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