How do you secure your personal belongings on a beach?
My husband and I are first time cruisers. We have stops in Caymans, Honduras, Couzemel where we will be partaking in water sports, swimming etc. What do you do with your personal belongings when you are both in the water? Are there on shore lockers? What do you do with your stuff?
Some places, like Chakanaab in Cozumel have lockers, but most places don't. I use a diver's belt. Kind of like a flat backpack with waterproof "baggies" inside. But very heavy weight, with a leak proof zipper. I got mine through Magellan's. It doesn't hold a lot, but will hold documents and money. I never take a good camera to the beach, still use the disposable, waterproof ones for when I plan on swimming. And, I take a bare minimum of stuff.
Also, we pay attention to the people around us. We have been to beaches where we took turns going into the water, because there were too many people wandering around, looking for unattended stuff.
Another choice is to try and hook up with fellow travelers and take turns looking after your stuff.
The ships also sell small waterproof cases that you wear around your neck. Again, only good for doc's and maybe a cell phone.
Oh, and don't wear good jewelry. It's like an announcement that there might be expensive stuff in your beach bag.
wow, thanks for the fast response, i'll go check out Magellans. Also, If you know of other useful 'travel gear' ie: money belts etc. I'd like to know about it. I'm not used to going somewhere where I don't have a car to lock things up in.
Just remember too, to only bring along stuff for the day, some dollars and one credit card or not. Leave passport and any extra cash credit cards locks up in your cabin safe... Always bring along your sign/sail card, only way to get off and back on the ship.
If you are doing any excursions going on boats, etc...you can just leave your stuff onboard.
I take along a water-wallet that holds the basic stuff that I will need onshore. Such as: credit card, ship's card, driver's license and a few dollars. I don't carry my passport with me in the Caribbean. I put the lanyard portion of the wallet around my waist and tuck the wallet into my swimsuit so it is out of the way when I swim.
As Donna said: If you are going on a "boat" excursion you can just leave the stuff onboard, in a small backpack or other bag. Check it when you get back onboard from diving or snorkeling to verify everything is still there.
One other thing to remember: Credit cards, ship's card and money still work "even when wet".
If your credit card or ship's card does get wet from salt water you may want to rinse them in fresh water so there is no salt residue after they dry.
Have a great time!
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I personally would like to suggest some...I generally don't take too much money with me,and i generally used to leave credit cards safely stored in hotel room.Securing our valuables in a water proof bags works out well...