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Old 05-23-2008, 01:06 PM
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Looking at all the talk on here, it appears Trunk bay is a must for snorkeling, but I was wondering if they had lockers at the beach since there will only be the two of us and I am paranoid about getting my stuff stolen while we are snorkeling. I was thinking I could just get a waterproof bag for our wallets (still might) but we still need a place to put our towels and bag with other stuff we may have along.

I did check the websites I could find but didn't see anything about lockers, but I saw other amenities.

Or do you typically leave that stuff on the beach?
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:09 PM
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They sure do. They'll make you put up a deposit for the key. I think it was $10, but you get it back when you get the key back. There are fresh water showers, a place to rent snorkeling gear, a couple of shops (but shop in St. Thomas-much better prices), a place to grab a sandwich and a beer or soda. It's a beautiful, beautiful place! I'm sure you could leave your stuff on the beach without any problem, but we get a locker.
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Also, check with a local dive shop. We bought some plastic, water-proof containers that go around our necks. They hold our drivers license and a credit card, plus a little cash. We got ours through Amex, but our dive shop has them as well.
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Cool!! I am hoping any other beaches we hit are the same, but from the reviews I am planning on spending most of the St Thomas stop over on St John.

We will be bringing our own snorkel and mask, not to save on money.. but the idea of sharing a snorkel isn't good IMO, and finding a mask that doesn't leak I hear is a challenge. I am still debating about the fins, I guess it just a little bit extra, so I should.
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We bring our own stuff as well. We pack a separate bag with our wet suits, fins, masks, snorkels, and camera. But, we don't fly any more. I think even if we did fly, we'd take the extra bag. I know they're charging for everything now, but it is just so much easier. Like you said, I don't like sharing snorkels.
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I hope we don't need to rent wetsuits, with our 7/5 I think we would be roasting (we lake dive up in Northern California)
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we have wet suits as well for snorkeling but we have only had to use it once. In Feb of 07 off of Key West. I was so so glad we had it. I was cold there, the water was cold. We dont take it with us for our sept cruise (we cruise in Feb and Sept every yr) but almost always for our Feb cruise.
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My wife and I were at Trunk Bay in December and didn't need any wet suits. It is far enough south that it says pretty warm. I think the water temperature was 82 degrees!

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Those little water proof cases for your ship ID, credit card and a little cash that go around your neck: The ship's dive or gift shops usually have these.
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Laurie's right, you can purchase them on board, but normally your local dive shop is less expensive. I always take my wet suit, I freeze if it's below 90F.
 
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