Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Caribbean & Panama Canal
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2005, 07:25 PM
Cruizer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Power Snorkel

Has anyone done the Power Snorkel tour in Cozumel? The brochure says that they give you an underwater scooter to travel with while you snorkel. Sounds interesting. Interested in your comments.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 75
Send a message via AIM to Cruzdiver
Default Re: Power Snorkel

Where did you locate this?

__________________




Legend of the Seas November 12th 2005
Enchantment of the seas June 21, 2004


<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZNxdm117YY
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 13th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 825
Default Re: Power Snorkel

I found somewhat of a description by doing a search on google, but it doesnt sound very ideal to me (Im a scuba instructor but havent taught in several years). Of course I havent seen anything like this so it may work. Id love to hear from someone who has done it .

You would be given a underwater scooter that you can use to skim along the surface. I think this might be a problem as if you go too fast, water will come spilling into your snorkel. Nothing like inhaling salt water! It can take you down to 3-20 ft for a closer look at the coral. This worries me as I can just see people crashing into the coral unable to control the scooters, or going deeper than 20 ft. Its bad enough to see novice snorkelers standing, kicking or touching the coral, but to crash into it? OUCH! There goes a few hundred years of Mother Natures work! And keep in mind, youre doing this while holding your breath-not wearing a tank full of air, so if you go down deeper than you can manage, you may run into trouble. Theres also the issue of pressure buildup in your ears if you dive down too far.

Personally Ive never really gotten into snorkeling. When I have done it (and while scuba diving) I prefer to go slow, and often stop/float. I find that the fish arent scared away as much by doing this. If youre able to, try scuba. I find it so much more relaxing and rewarding. You can get close up to the reef, swim through wrecks, see a lot more than you would snorkeling, etc. I used to think you had to go fast to see it all, until I took up underwater photography. Boy did that open a new world for me-the really small stuff in the coral is so interesting.

alison

__________________
AHC-Hawaiian Islands
CCL-Bahamas
HAL-Caribbean
PCL-Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal
12/02 RCI-Enchantment-Western Caribbean
12/03 RCI-Navigator-Western Caribbean
12/04 RCI-Mariner-Eastern Caribbean
12/05 RCI-Brilliance-Panama Canal
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
breathing, caribbean, carnival, cozumel, cruise, power, snorkel, snorkeling, snorkels, western

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power snorkel in St Maarten JN Caribbean & Panama Canal 0 March 5th, 2005 01:54 PM
Power Snorkel in Cozumel KKO Caribbean & Panama Canal 1 March 2nd, 2005 09:52 AM
Atlantis Power Snorkel Char Caribbean & Panama Canal 0 April 18th, 2004 04:59 PM
snorkel rental and prescription snorkel??? Melanie161 Carnival Cruise Lines 1 November 4th, 2003 07:50 AM
Stingray snorkel or sail and snorkel, Nassau? splinkaone Shore Excursions 0 September 29th, 2003 09:46 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:24 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1