Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Snorkling gear #82212
03/11/04 08:36 PM
03/11/04 08:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 19
North Saanich BC
R
rego Offline OP
 
rego  Offline OP
R
Hi, My hubby and I are coming to San Pedro in April and we don't have any snorkling gear. Should we buy and bring our own or can you rent it reasonably there?

Thanks

Re: Snorkling gear #82213
03/11/04 08:40 PM
03/11/04 08:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,026
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
.
klcman  Offline
You can rent it there, but I'd buy my own mask & snorkle. Get a better fit (and ya never know where that snorkel has been).

Rent the fins.


_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
Re: Snorkling gear #82214
03/11/04 08:51 PM
03/11/04 08:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
 
mikell  Offline
or...check the net for the neat little US Divers travel snorkel set i got for around $50. it has a great silicone mask, excellent "dry" snorkel and a pair of "short" split fins which are quite good enough for most snorkeling you'll do. this set comes in its own small backpack with extra pockets. it's a terrific deal...got it on ebay more than a year ago...

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd30b3127cceba631686f0910000001610[/img]

trust me...as a first timer last year...you'll be hooked and glad you invested in your own gear! this little set can fit very easily into your luggage and is lightweight to haul around.

Re: Snorkling gear #82215
03/11/04 09:26 PM
03/11/04 09:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 161
Nevada
BNBelizeSoon Offline
 
BNBelizeSoon  Offline
I THINK THAT I JUST SAW THAT SAME SET AT COSTCO, ABOUT $40... NOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A SET FOR MY DAUGHTER....

Re: Snorkling gear #82216
03/12/04 04:47 PM
03/12/04 04:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 19
North Saanich BC
R
rego Offline OP
 
rego  Offline OP
R
Thanks for the info.......We are arriving on April 16th and are staying at Banana Beach. One of the reasons we decided to go to San Pedro is because of this message board. It sounds amazing. I'm sure we will have the trip of a lifetime!

Re: Snorkling gear #82217
03/12/04 05:22 PM
03/12/04 05:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 503
Mesquite Tx USA
Johnboy Offline
 
Johnboy  Offline
In case you are looking for a GREAT snorkle trip go with Reefseekers glass bottom boat... Mercedes was a great guide for us....Johnboy


John
Re: Snorkling gear #82218
03/12/04 10:20 PM
03/12/04 10:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,057
South Texas
Chloe Offline
.
Chloe  Offline
Hey Johnboy, good to see you posting, you have been missing way too long.......welcome back.


Dare To Deviate
Re: Snorkling gear #82219
03/12/04 11:30 PM
03/12/04 11:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,026
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
.
klcman  Offline
must be spring thaw in the Buckeye State laugh


_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
Re: Snorkling gear #82220
03/12/04 11:32 PM
03/12/04 11:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,251
NYgal Offline
.
NYgal  Offline
Hey, there's Johnboy..........where the heck ya been smile

Re: Snorkling gear #82221
03/13/04 01:35 PM
03/13/04 01:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 112
Doylestown, PA USA
Angelo Offline
 
Angelo  Offline
Dry snorkels are definitely the goods. For those who don't know, they have a one-way trap. When a roll comes over your snorkel or you go down, it shuts instantly, preventing water from entering the tube, so you rarely have to purge much when you surface. It's more of a convenience feature if you know how to purge, but it really helps those that are new to it.

I ran into a lady trying to teach her very young daughter how to snorkel in St. John last year. I was returning and saw them struggling with the water she kept inhaling because she couldn't purge her rental snorkel well. They were staying at my resort, so I swapped the mouthpiece with my spare and gave them the snorkel for the day and they couldn't thank me enough.


Angelo

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
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!

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
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
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
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
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.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
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.
July
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 29 30 31
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!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 306 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics69,351
Posts475,863
Members19,465
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019



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 7.7.1