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Old 09-14-2006, 09:32 PM
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Oops. Almost forgot. Any commendable brands for snorkeling gear? Unfortunately, my husband and daughter are both outdoors people--my husband is only interested in fishing and my daughter rockclimbing--so we have no idea what to look for. Help please.

Pst SonnyV. Can't help but notice you're going on three cruises from now until the end of the yera. How in the world does someone achieve that state of bliss?
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tanya,

No worries about Trunk Bay changing too much. The land it is on was donated to the U.S. Park Service by the Rockefellers under the condition it would be preserved as a U.S. National Park.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_..._National_Park

For the snorkel gear don't get the expensive or the cheapest. I have had good luck with the low end US Divers brand for tubes and fins, but I have a mid-range mask. For the one time thing you can get it all at Wally-World in one kit. You can also rent it there, but I soon found out I can have my own for near the same price. If you want to rent a snorkel vest, I think is $5. If you take a Ship tour they usually supply the equipment. But I take my own regardless.

I usually put my stuff by the Lifeguard's stand and say Hi to them. No one will bother it, and these Guys mean business if someone walks on the reef!

Of course you are going to do a good job if you have the best job in the world down there. A U.S. Government job as a Lifeguard

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:43 AM
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US Divers, Tusa, Dacor, and XP Scuba are good. If you have a local dive shop, they may have a basic kit you can buy. You could just get a mask and snorkel and rent the fins as well. I just have mask, snorkel and vest. I really don't need fins, but if we're on an excursion that includes the gear, I'll get a pair. They're just a hassle to drag around and pack. If I were diving, I wouldn't go without them, but snorkeling doesn't involve that much swimming. Have a wonderful time!!
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Thanks once again. I'll have her go and check these out.
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Sorry I missed part of your question. The Trail is in front of the Lifegaurd and slopes easy to walk with sand and goes a good way before getting deeper. Been 4 times and finally made it around the little island. They have extra Lifegaurds now with Kayaks that keep an eye on you. If you keep to the left side of it should be A OK. Just get your bearings and don't go too far till then. You will enjoy and be amazed.
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Here's a nice picture that I took at Trunk Bay this past January...
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Sorry, here's the picture....
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for the amazing picture.I wish we could be there right now instead of waiting for 2 months.
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