Mikell..hats off to you laugh I'm quite taken by the entire experience...I too am a little apprehensive about this whole swimming with the shark thing, however, after viewing your photos I may very well jump in for the adventure smile Was the current strong in the areas that you snorkeled? I've snorkeled before and wouldn't consider myself a strong swimmer but never found the need to wear a vest when snorkeling in the past. I've read on some posts that the currents are strong. What's your opinion on the need for a life vest?