Whether it be a snorkling trip or laying on the beach, what do you do with your stuff (money, documents, roomkeys) while you are in the water. In the USA I'd feel ok about leaving it on a towel, but is there a concern for theft if we wanted to be in the water for a while?
I worried about this as well. I ended up going to beaches where I could rent a locker and keep the key on me.
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
We always put our ID, Credit Card and $$ in our waterwallets, or in a double ziplock bag. My DH puts the ziplock in a pocket of his swimsuit and closes it w/ a saftey pin. I put the waterwallet around the strap of my swimsuit. We only take disposable cameras with us when we go to a beach. I don't want to have to mess with going to and from a locker.
We got our waterwallets at the local dive shop, and the sell them on all of the ships we have been on.
Mariner of the Seas 3/30/08
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Get to know your neighbors!!! See the couple resting under the tree behind you? Ask them if they wouldn't mind watching your things. In turn, you can watch their things while they go for a snack or a walk. Most people on the beach are concerned about the same thing and are more than willing to trade babysitting jobs with you.
I also make sure not to bring the good camera. If anything gets stolen out of my bag, I only need to buy more lotion and a towell. The money and credit cards are kept in my waterwallet.
With all that handled, we can take a nice long walk on the beach and not worry.