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Snorkeling equipment #22234
05/15/00 12:47 PM
05/15/00 12:47 PM
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Houston, TX USA
Paul Offline OP
Paul  Offline OP
My wife and I have just booked 7 days in Ambergris Caye in August. This is our first time there and look forward to this trip.
I have a question concerning snorkeling equipment. Is it a good idea to bring our own mask, snorkel and fins or just use the equipment offered by the operators. Do they have a large choice of sizes and fits ? Is the equipment of good quality ?
Thank you in advance for the input.

Re: Snorkeling equipment #22235
05/15/00 04:02 PM
05/15/00 04:02 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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It's always better to have your own equipment, but lugging fins around is a pain. Equipment in San Pedro varies from operator to operator, but generally it's okay. My own personal preference is to bring my own mask and snorkel (don't weigh much and are easy to pack) and use the dive shop's or boat's fins.

--Lan Sluder
Belize First Magazine

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Re: Snorkeling equipment #22236
05/15/00 10:56 PM
05/15/00 10:56 PM
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Lubbock, Tx, USA
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My husband and I prefer to backpack it in Belize, which means leave any unneccessary items at home. The first couple of times that we went to Ambergris we took mask, fins, snorkel. Later, we found it easier to use the dive shop's equipment. I would advise that if you are just snorkeling, to rent the equipment.

Re: Snorkeling equipment #22237
05/17/00 08:36 AM
05/17/00 08:36 AM
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Ohio USA
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I agree with Lan. We take our own masks and snorkels and rent fins for the length of our stay. If you love to snorkel and your mask leaks it can ruin your trip. Why take a chance?
Belize it!

Re: Snorkeling equipment #22238
05/17/00 10:11 AM
05/17/00 10:11 AM
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Posts: 3
Houston, TX USA
Paul Offline OP
Paul  Offline OP
Thank all for the advise. I think we'll come with the mask and snorkel and rent the fins there. I can't wait !!!

Re: Snorkeling equipment #22239
05/18/00 11:49 AM
05/18/00 11:49 AM
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Marty Offline

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nothing fits like yer own mask....

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