Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#42614 - 07/31/01 04:48 PM Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 16
Caligirl Offline
 
Caligirl  Offline
I was wondering if any of you could tell me approx. how much it costs to rent snokeling equipment for a week. Should I consider bringing my own?

#42615 - 07/31/01 05:25 PM Re: Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 179
Florian Offline
 
Florian  Offline
This is just one man's opinion, but I think that anyone who swims in the ocean, much at all, should consider getting their own mask, fins and snorkel. Rental equipment, anywhere, can be kinda lame. In the long run, for most folks, it's gonna be cheaper to buy, too. And too, that way, your stuff is always ready for you when you want to go swimming, no worries about getting anything back to the shop.

Fins for snorkeling should have medium size or even small size blades. I like ones with seperate booties for snorkeling especially as you can pull off the blades and still have shoes on, which is a real good thing as there is stuff that will sting you or cut your foot, especially if you put your weight on something. Urchins come to mind right off.

I have one set of fins for scuba with large blades and one set with much smaller blades for snorkeling, and I find it much to my advantage.

Course, what works for folks is what works. I don't think there is any one right way.

#42616 - 07/31/01 11:56 PM Re: Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 71
ChilledOut Offline
 
ChilledOut  Offline
I totally agree. I am not a big water fan but have my own mask, snorkel and fins which I know suit me. The fins mainly because I have such small feet, but the rest because it doesn't take up much space and I can trust it.

#42617 - 08/01/01 08:49 AM Re: Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 507
margarita Offline
.
margarita  Offline
It is not fun to snorkel with a leaky mask that doesn't fit correctly, that is why I like to have my own mask. The snorkel goes in my mouth, that is why I like to have my own snorkel. Fins I rent from Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop http://www.AmigosDive.com/ . We used to bring our own fins, but they are bulky and heavy for carry-on bags, so now we rent them. Amigos usually gives us a weekly rate.
Belize it!

#42618 - 08/01/01 03:10 PM Re: Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 8
BRYORS Offline
 
BRYORS  Offline
I agree. Get your own snorkel and mask. I do not want to put something in my mouth that who knows where its been. Also, a good mask can make all the difference in enjoyment of your snorkeling experience. Do not be cheep. Spend a few dollars, $60-$80, you'll have equipment for many years, and you will not regret it. Rent the fins wherever you are staying. They are bulky to pack. Do bring aqua socks to where on your feet while snorkeling or walking on the beach.

#42619 - 08/03/01 12:05 PM Re: Snorkeling equipment  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,599
Marty Online happy
Marty  Online Happy
i agree with bring your own snorkle and mask. they can be rented, but to me they are like ski or snowboard boots. i like em to fit perfect.


Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil� Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
February
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, 1 invisible), 40 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,624
Posts463,960
Members18,749
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0