Originally posted by Hooked-on-HAL:
What about glasses? Eye glasses, not wine glasses. Can you only snorkel with contact lenses?? Do the masks fit over glasses or do I need to invest in contacts?
BTW, I will need two life vests. One for upper body and one to keep my lower half from sinking down. Center of gravity on a mature woman......
I am totally lost without my glasses, however, I don't need any contacts or anything else when snorkeling. The water seems to magnify everything and I had no trouble seeing at all.
As for the double life jackets (hahah good one) you'll be surprised how that sea water keeps you up. I thought I'd sink like an anchor too but to my surprise - no!
Just be careful and either wear a tshirt or TONS of waterproof sunscreen on your back. We went snorkeling in St. Thomas and I was so fascinated that I spent way more time in that water than I planned and later that night.....I looked like one of the lobsters that I saw that afternoon. Painful to say the least.