Has anyone gone on the PG cruise that need prescription snorkel lenses? In Hawaii all the snorkel shops had them and I am wondering if the equipment on board will be offered for us who wear glasses? It's getting close and I need to figure out what I am going to do for snorkeling. Thanks.
If you have a fairly mild prescription for nearsightedness, regular mask will be fine.
Some snorkel tours offer masks with some correction. Any correction will be better than none. A lot of snorkel tours do not offer prescription masks.
If you realy like snorkelling, invest in a prescription mask of your own. Cost for a decent mask is about $35-$40. Lenses will run about $30-35 each. They come in .5 strengths, get the lenses just below your regular prescription. My prescriptin mask is now about 6 years old, been used several dozen times, still going strong. Any dive shop and many better sporting goods shops will make you up a mask. I do not advise doing it off the web unless you can try on the same model mask somewhere first. No point in investing
$100 or more in a mask that you are not comfortable with.
My husband got prescription goggles before going to Tahiti, and he said that it really improved his experience. I got non-prescription ones (I wear contacts), and was really pleased with the fit and how they keep a good seal, not always the case with rental equipment. It did take up a bit of room to pack snorkels and goggles, but we thought it was well worth it.