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Old June 7th, 2002, 09:51 PM
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Default Stupid Snorkeling Question

My hubbie asked me this question the other day and I didn't know the answer, thought I'd ask here.

We are planning on going snorkeling while on our cruise. He wears glasses and can't see beyond the end of his nose without them. Can he snorkel while wearing glasses?
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Old June 8th, 2002, 02:50 PM
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Hi Coachsoftball,
I have heard that you can rent masks with prescriptions, you can ask once onboard. I do snorkel with my contacts, but I don't think its advisable to try it with glasses. Also remember that the mask does magnify things, so its possible depending on how bad your husband's eyes are, that he could still see things??? So, just check with the cruiseline once you are onboard, hopefully they will have some for your husband to rent, have fun!

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Old June 9th, 2002, 08:08 PM
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Check with a local dive shop. You don't want to be disappointed once on board !!!

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Old June 10th, 2002, 04:20 PM
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My wife and I are avid snorkelers who each can't see beyond the end of their nose without glasses. We each take a different direction.
Mrs. Bill snorkels while wearing contacts. She has never had a problem but, does always carry two spares on the cruise.
I use a mask with built in corrective lens. Yes some snorkel tours and rental places offer them. But why take a chance that they don't have what you need..
Go to any dive shop. you can go two ways here. One, bring your exact prescription. They wil fit a mask with exact prescription for about $100 per lens(plus the cost of the mask).
Better alternative. They sell corrective lenses in .5 or .25 increments of correction. Get strength just below your normal prescription. Cost about $30-35 dollars per lens.
The world underwater is a beautiful place. Once you do it, you'll want to do it again and the investment in a corrective mask will be well worth it.
Bring your own snorkel too. I equate using a rental snorkel with using a communal tooth brush.
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Old June 13th, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Only problem is there aren't many dive shops in Ohio. Oh well, we will have to try to find a rental place with corrective masks. Thanks again.
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Old June 17th, 2002, 06:41 AM
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I'll bet there's a dive shop closer than you think. Check out these links:
<http://www.divedirectory.com/centers/oh.htm>
<http://www.gavia.com/shoplist.htm>
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Old June 26th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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Your "Stupid Snorkeling" question is not stupid at all. I had the same problem a few years ago.
You may have already taken care of the dive mask problem by the time you read this.
In any case, there are two ways to go with this:

1. Take the presciption to a dive shop, and they should be able to fit the proper lens into the mask.

2. OR, some Optometrists can fit the lense into the mask for you.

I had only ONE lense inserted into my mask. The other lense was not touched.
Because, under water, the eye seems to adjust rather easily, and you'd find it difficult to even realize that you've got only "one" lense in the mask.

My local dive shop had a stock of popular presciption lenses, and I was fortunate to find that my mask accepted on of their lenses.

Worst scenario is, you'd have to buy a mask that would accept the lense.

I think the "one" lense cost me about $30.00. This all works fine for me.

A few years ago in Key West, I went on a snorkel trip. At the time, I did'nt own the
proper presciption mask.

The guide on the boat told me to "dig in" a large plastic barrel which contained
"prescription snorkel masks".

I recall grabbing the first one, which happened to be just right for me.

So, there are some snorkel trips that just might have the right mask for your husband.

I asked before I went on the trip, and was told, "no problem"

Hope I was of some help.
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> I'll bet there's a dive shop closer than you think. Check
> out these links:
> <http://www.divedirectory.com/centers/oh.htm>
> <http://www.gavia.com/shoplist.htm>
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Old August 3rd, 2002, 10:02 PM
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Default Another Stupid Snorkeling Question

I'm setting sail to Catalina next Monday. Wife and I were thinking about snorkeling, but she got the jitters about the 'wet suit rental' in the brochure. Is the water that cold, or can we get by with swim suits???
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