Bring your own gear?

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  1. attfam1

    attfam1 Newbie Registered Member

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    Hi - we will be in Cancun for 10 days June 11 - 21. We plan on snorkeling a few days there, including a trip to Akumal/Tulum for snorkeling. Should we purchase and bring our own snorkel gear or should be rent while there? There will be three of us.

    Also, a question for the regulars. What do you do with your personal belongings while snorkeling? Is it safe to leave them on the beach? I don't plan on bringing anymore on the beach then needed (room key, ID, petty cash). Thanks for your help.
     
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    Most if not all snorkel trips will provide you with a brand new snorkel tube (still in wrapper). For fins and mask it will have been used before. I guess it depends how seriously you treat your snorkeling and your equipment as to whether you want to bring your own stuff.

    Normally you should be fine leaving stuff on the beach but obviously dont leave anything you cant afford to lose.
     
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    attfam1 Newbie Registered Member

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    Thanks Steve. We were thinking of snorkeling on our own in Akumal since I've heard the lagoon there is pretty nice. Maybe we should think of booking some tours instead. We are not serious snorkelors, but do enjoy it so we will be doing it a few times our trip.
     
  4. lambert13

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    If you go to Akumal Bay, there are lockers for rent at the Lol Ha Restaurant. At Half Moon Bay there are lockers for rent at La Buena Vida I believe. Another option is Yal Ku Lagoon which has lockers and other facilities as well.

    If I have to leave stuff on the beach, I make sure there is nothing valuable in my bag and then I use a retractable cable lock to tie it to a tree or some other non-moving object.

    We also bring our own snorkels and masks. We rent fins while we are down there. I dont feel comfortable using a snorkel that someone else has used before and the masks are not in the best condition sometimes.
     
  5. mitchellfam

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    we use our own...but of course, we scuba dive as well. the kids aren't old enough to scuba yet, so we snorkel with them. we each have our own set of equipment, kids included....masks fit perfectly for each child (no leaks)...and we use dry snorkels and split fins. Which are costly if you don't plan to use often, but we like them in ocean because of waves. I believe our snorkels were 59.00 each retail...fins, don't even ask...top of the line brand...but hey, I worked at the SCUBA shop, why not!
     
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    attfam1 Newbie Registered Member

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    Thanks for the great information. I think you have convinced me in bringing our own snorkel and mask, at the least. The thought of using somebody else snorkel is not too appealing. The bag concept is a great idea also - what type of bag do you use Jason to lock down and what cable? Do you carry the keys with you when you snorkel?
     
  7. lambert13

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    I just use a regular backpack and thread the cable through all the zipper pulls. The lock I use is made by pacsafe http://www.pac-safe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=32

    Its definitely not foolproof, but its better than nothing. I just make sure that there is nothing in the bag I cant afford to lose.
     
  8. NormsKid

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    To avoid paying through the nose for snorkel gear, shop at leisurepro online. Excellent prices, great sales every so often, service unbeatable...

    http://www.leisurepro.com/

    Michelle
     
  9. justjimmy

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    Valuables

    My jams have a zippered pocket. Big enough for key, credit card and cash.

    For cash, stick with 20 and 50 peso notes, thay're waterproof :lol:

    Jimmy
     
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