We are preparing to book excursions for our trip. Maybe someone can help us.
We all want to go snorkeling. I see you can book snorkeling for 29 adult and 16 child for the day "at your leisure" My husband has a professional mask and snorkel from when he did SCUBA. Do you still have access to all of the same places to snorkel if you bring your own equipment or is it fenced/ marked off? Is the cost getting you the equipment only or equipment AND access?
Also is the glass bottom boat better at Cococay or at Nassau?
Carnival Fantasy 6/05
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas 4/07
RCCL Navigator 12/07
RCCL Navigator 11/08
RCCL Liberty 7/4/09
You will have access to the same places if you bring your own equipment. Don't forget to go to the lesser used part of the island as well, which is to the right as you exit the tenders. However, there is no lifeguards over there, so snorkel with caution.
Regarding jelly fish:
I know this will sound silly, but it works.
Wear long pants (jeans work best because they are thick enough) and a long sleeve t-shirt and aqua shoes or old sneakers.
Issue: The clothes will weigh me down. This is false. Clothes float as do you. Also, you should be wearing a life vest if you are just snorkling.
Also, there is no better sun protection that jeans. They have an SPF rating of 1000. I am allergic to aloe (therefore, most sun protection cream) and normally have to swim in a dry suit or jeans/khaksi and a shirt. Dry and wet suits are expensive. Jeans and shirt are not.
Wearing my clothes, I have never been stung.
My wife and I are going on a cruise 4/5/2007, and for snorkling, we are packing long pants for both sun and jelly fish protection.