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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Default Snorkeling Eastern Carribean itinerary FINS?

Snorkeling on half moon bay, St Thomas Coki Beach, Grand Turk do you need fins or mask and snorkel sufficient?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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i have snorkled with and without fins and with fins wins hands down by far, we bring our own mask & snorkel and then rent the fins mainly because the fins take up way too much room in the suitcase.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 03:44 AM
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I totally agree with LisaK.

We bring our own mask and snorkel. Every excursion we've been on offers all as part of the tour. We don't feel comfortable about strangers cleaning snorkels & masks so we bring our own and use their fins.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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You really do need fins if you are going to cover much territory. Fins are also safer, in that you tire less easily and can get back to shore w/o a problem.

Lugging them along, or renting them from a vendor at the beach, depends on the room in your suitcase. I've done both. Also, if you are booking excursions, your gear is included in the price. If I plan on using fins three times on a cruise, I would probably bring them along with me. Not necessarily because of rental fee, but because my snorkel fins fit me better, and I don't have to spend my snorkel/beach time looking for a rental counter.

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