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ac attire ( no speedos) #29940
10/24/00 08:43 AM
10/24/00 08:43 AM
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dave in phoenix Offline OP
dave in phoenix  Offline OP
hello all,

will be arriving 3 nov. what do we need besides, t shirts, swim suits and sandals?
does it get cool enough at night to bring a light sweatshirt or long pants? also, i bought 2 bottles of 100% deet. is that the best repellent for the moquitos?


dave in phoenix

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29941
10/24/00 09:18 AM
10/24/00 09:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 761
CAPTAIN bigzeke Offline
CAPTAIN bigzeke  Offline
When I was there in August, I bought 100% deet with me. It helps but it sure ain't no cure all because I still got eaten up pretty good. Your wardrobe seems to be on target too.

There is only one cure for baldness. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29942
10/24/00 10:17 AM
10/24/00 10:17 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 81,133
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
yeah, there was a bad period for skeeters in august, huh jane?

i usually bring one light sweat and one pair light long pants just for in case with skeeters.

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29943
10/24/00 11:03 AM
10/24/00 11:03 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 507
Ohio USA
margarita Offline
margarita  Offline
Sunglasses!! We also bring some spare sunglasses, they make great gifts!
Light long pants/shirt also good for too much sun.
Belize it!

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29944
10/24/00 12:21 PM
10/24/00 12:21 PM
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Posts: 431
Sandshaker Offline
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Sunglasses and sunscreen a must. I would also bring a bottle of pure aloe vera gel too. If you get burnt...and you will..even with will want it. You can find it here usually...but you will pay a pretty penny for it.

It has been a little cool at night here this week. Not in US terms...I mean like around 76-78 degrees. The days have been hot though and the sun blaring.

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29945
10/24/00 12:47 PM
10/24/00 12:47 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 81,133
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
I usually bring a TON of sunscreen. We come with 6 folks, and we bring a half gallon of regular lotion, a quart of aloe, and many tubes of 30 weight sunscreen. at least 2 tubes per person. wish they had that stuff in half gallons.

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29946
10/24/00 12:57 PM
10/24/00 12:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,058
South Texas
Chloe Offline
Chloe  Offline
Everyone, I mean everyone needs to use suncreen, on Ambergris. I had a fair tan base, and used spf 45, did not have any sunburn problem, I am an ole coppertone baby. Husband had a very deep tan, thought he could use a lower spf, but after one trip out fishing, he decided my spf 45 would be great. We both got a very deep nice tan, w/o the suffering and peeling after. Put the suncreen on every morning before leaving your room, and your day will be most enjoyable. BELIZE IT.

Dare To Deviate
Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29947
10/24/00 01:33 PM
10/24/00 01:33 PM

hi dave. i was there in august too, as marty kindly acknowledged, and that week the 'squitos were fierce. i hope they are better for you.
anyway, here's my recommendations:
someone i met there also brought "cutter" repellent, which is very weak but has other stuff too, and mixed her 100% with that in the pump spray. she said it worked. (however, she was soooo happy to borrow my benedryl cream). tha brings us to Benedryl cream. it is a godsend, especially when used with "AfterBite". use the benedryl cream, not oral, because the oral will make you drowsy, esp if drinking.
i also like to bring 10 1-gallon size ziploks, they are great for everything from wet suits the last day to bringing home the rum & Marie Sharp's hot sauce. mine leaked and i was very glad for the bags. used them for seashells too. bring neosporen too, and waterproof band aids. frank and another guy both got foot blisters from their fins when diving so much. these really helped. if you want to tan, bring SPF 8, but always wear some sunscreen. i bring SPF 45 and 15 also for noses, backs, etc. and dont forget your big, pretty smile!

Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29948
10/25/00 01:28 AM
10/25/00 01:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
Laguna Punta Offline
Laguna Punta  Offline
I take Suntan lessons before I arrive. Use sunscreen in the AM. Most importantly, I like to try and stay out of the sun between Noon and 3PM, particularly in the water. I always like to buy a nice Guadamalan wide brimmed hat, most helpful. Brightly colored vacation stuff is well accepted along the beach. Not so much in the lagoon area. I bring crappy old shirts with me, buy and wear tourist t-shirts and give the old shirts to a local when ya leave. You'll probably see dat old shirt during many return trips. Locals love em. Good sandals a must. After Keith, ya might want a good pair of basketball shoes. I would also take a tetinus shot before I go, just in case. Most importantly, bring a smile and good sense of humour.

Gone fishing!!
Re: ac attire ( no speedos) #29949
10/25/00 02:54 AM
10/25/00 02:54 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 121
Key West, FL
Gary Offline
Gary  Offline
Don't forget your sun block! SPF 30.

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