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#99266 - 03/18/05 10:08 PM To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
LBI Jerseyboy Offline
Hi everybody. I was wondering what the quality of snorkeling gear is available to rent. Do most outfits charge by the day, and if so how much? Or would I be better off bringing my own gear? Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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#99267 - 03/18/05 11:01 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
doggums Offline
This is a very personal decision, but I am never very comfortable wearing shoes someone else has worn at a bowling alley - so using a snorkel that has been in someone elses mouth is right out for me.

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#99268 - 03/18/05 11:27 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
egcntrk Offline
Agree, it's a personal decision. I bring the mask and snorkel and rent fins. I know my mask fits properly and the snorkel is disinfected to my standards. They really don't take that much space in the checked luggage.

doggums, eeeeeeeewwwwwww......bowling alley shoes! eek With you on that one, too!

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#99269 - 03/18/05 11:28 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
jfabes Offline
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Originally posted by doggums:
This is a very personal decision, but I am never very comfortable wearing shoes someone else has worn at a bowling alley - so using a snorkel that has been in someone elses mouth is right out for me.
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yeah, what that guy said.

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#99270 - 03/18/05 11:37 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
2MILESNORTHOFCUT Offline
LBI, BRING YOUR MASK AND SNORKEL. RENT THE FINS, I DON'T REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW MUCH, BUT IT WAS VERY CHEAP.
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#99271 - 03/19/05 12:02 AM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
egcntrk Offline
Cost of fin rental was $5.00 US, 2.50 BZ per day. Can't remember name of place; 1st tour operator just south of Reef Adventures dock.

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#99272 - 03/19/05 04:40 AM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
MARG Offline
Hmmm. Isn't it US$2.50, and BZ5.00?
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#99273 - 03/19/05 05:04 AM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
LBI Jerseyboy Offline
Thanks everyone. I did figure that the US rate and BZ rate should be reversed, I've learned so much more from this forum than all the books combined. See you on the 17th of Apr.

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#99274 - 03/19/05 12:31 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
Now Danny Offline
LBI, I would suggest you get the footies that you use inside of the fins at home a bring them with you. :p

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#99275 - 03/19/05 02:46 PM Re: To bring, or not to bring (Snorkel gear)
Anonymous
Most dive shops don't rent open heel fins, so bringing booties may not help. Although those who do don't usually rent booties, for reasons of hygene. I would recommend people to bring mask & fins, as these are the things where a good fit is important. May as well bring a snorkel as well, although the hygene argument is specious - how many divers bring their own regulator specifically for reasons of hygene? In terms of getting a good fit and hygene a suit should be the next on the list - there must be few people who have not peed in their suit at some time, whether it be their own or rented.

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