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Old 05-18-2006, 04:26 AM
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My husband, 2 children and myself will be doing the eastern caribbean in Aug. We are planning on snorkeling in cocoa cay and at Coki beach in st Thomas. My question is since both are right off the beach would it be more cost effective to buy the gear at home rather than rent it there? I kow at Cocoa alone it will cost us near $90 usd to rent them for the day. I have no idea what the price is at Coki beach. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:25 AM
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Sorry to "tag along" but I have a question to go along with Chase's. I have the mask and the tube, so will they charge me for the fins and vest? or the whole snorkel excursion?

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:09 AM
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The snorkel gear for the beach dives we've done has been one price for the entire set of equipment and not discounted for pieces you didn't have. We have since purchased our own gear, except for fins for me. I don't care if I have fins or not. My mask was $35, my tube was $25.00, my vest was $39.00, fins were another $60.00 (thus I decided against them). To purchase your own equipment, if you're going to use it more than once, yes in the long run it is less expensive. Since we usually go on a cruise once or twice a year, it saves us money by having our own. Hope this helps and enjoy your cruise!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:31 AM
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Thank you for the reply. Have you tried using your own equipment at Cocoa cay ? I was wondering if they would allow me to use my own equiptment for free or if they charge for the "excursion" even though you snorkel right off shore? I just do not want to miss out on anything or have any restrictions because I did not pay.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:56 AM
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You don't have to book through them, just put on your gear and jump in!! Have a wonderful time!
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:13 PM
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I would take my own snorkel. You don't know who had that in their mouth before you, yuk....
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:21 PM
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A good place to buy snorkeling gear is at Sams club if you have one around where you live. It comes with a dry snorkel so you can go all the way under the water and not worry about getting water in your snorkel.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:21 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Now let me get this straight, there is a dry snorkel? Is it different than the speedo type snorkels at Target that come in the packages for $30 or so dollars. I have snorkeled a few times, but I always went on the ship excursions where the equipment was supplied for you. Will it specifically say "dry snorkel"? I intend to buy 4 sets one for my hubby, myself and two children. I want something good but not too expensive. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:21 AM
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Chase- We bouht the ones from Target for our cruise. They worked great. "Dry" snorkel means it has a one way valve that allows you to submerge the end and then blow the water out of it without the water going into your mouth. The packaging should indicate this somewhere if it is. There are also some that only prevent splashes from entering the end, but don't allow you to submerge.

$30 bucks is a good deal. You will pay about $40 a head for the unlimited snorkel, but you used their equipment (you can bring your own) but if you have your own, you can snorkel more than once and anywhere you want.

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