Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Dress / Packing
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Dress / Packing Recommendations for the best clothes for traveling on ships

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 19th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 60
Default Prescription Snorkel Mask

Can anyone recommend where to get a snorkel mask with prescription lenses? Maybe online? Our local dive shop wants an arm and a leg for this special mask---to the tune of around $350, plus a month to have it made.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 19th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default

Options- contact lens
if you have decent vision without your glasses you might not even need them to snorkel. A basic snorkel mask and the water magnifies whatever you are looking at. I do not need my glasses when i snorkel.
You can purchase or rent snorkel masks that have magnification built into them, like the reading glasses you buy at the drugstore.
I think that there are even snorkel masks that fit over glasses, but i am not sure on this one.
Its a pricey investement for something that you won't use everyday and what happens when your vision changes.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 19th, 2006, 02:19 PM
nlb1050's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 1,661
Default

try this: http://www.scuba.com/shop/product.asp_category_53

I was reading about this site today and they seem to have everything with pretty good prices.
__________________
Nancy



Guadeloupe Accommodations



Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2006, 11:13 PM
zuccini's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 12
Default My Mom

My mom has the same concern, she went to the eye doctor to ask about contacts and he said it wasnt worth it to get contacts for just a couple days of snorkling and that the places you get snorkling equiptment from usually have some prescriptions of goggles on hand. Has anyone heard of this?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2006, 08:43 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default

zuccini - a lot of places that sell/rent snorkel gear will have masks that have magnification like the reading glassess that you buy at the drugstore built into the mask. I would suggest either buying or renting from a local dive store, renting from the cruise line, i think it would be doubtful that you would find special lens renting from the tour operators on the islands you would have to rent from a local dive shop
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 14th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Burbank Ca
Posts: 86
Default

My daughters always were able to get magnified ones on excursions...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old April 3rd, 2010, 10:27 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rasul mama View Post
Can anyone recommend where to get a snorkel mask with prescription lenses? Maybe online? Our local dive shop wants an arm and a leg for this special mask---to the tune of around $350, plus a month to have it made.
Well I used prescription dive mask in California, charged over $350, close to $400 but I leave for my cruise and dont have my mask, they are crooks so go with your local dive shop, I plan on suing Prescription Dive Mask, located in La Mesa Calif, totally unreliable
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buy, dive, diving, glasses, goggles, magnification, magnified, magnifying, mask, masks, online, prescription, rent, reviews, snorkel, snorkeling

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RX Prescription Snorkeling Mask jhanham All Things Cruising 8 December 19th, 2010 12:46 PM
Please Suggest a Good Place to Buy a Prescription Dive Mask linuxpm Carnival Cruise Lines 5 May 25th, 2007 06:35 PM
snorkel mask with RX CruzNLexi Shore Excursions 1 August 11th, 2005 01:48 PM
snorkel rental and prescription snorkel??? Melanie161 Carnival Cruise Lines 1 November 4th, 2003 07:50 AM
Prescription Snorel Mask Cheryl Shore Excursions 4 June 7th, 2003 10:26 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 10:10 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