Help! I have an eye disease that prevents me from wearing contacts and I HAVE to wear glasses in order to see. My husband and I am interest in snorkeling. Can someone tell me if you can snorkel with glasses on? I had heard that they might fog up. I don't want to waste my time if I am unable to see. Thanks!
I wouldn't do the snorkel excursion in Cozemel. All the things we were told and read in our DOCS were way off. We booked this though the Mariner and just snorkeled last week. We saw 1 yellow fish and some blue fish, maybe 20 at the most. My sister said I saw 2 yellow fish, I told her no she didn't it was the same fish just circling around. VERY DISSAPPOINTING!!!!!!!! They did give you all the beer and Margaritas you wanted while on the way to the beach and on the way back to ship.
In 8 cruises, I have never had a snorkel excursion where they have said they have prescription lenses for the customers to use.
I wear glasses every day and cannot read w/o them. I don't HAVE to wear them to drive, but they help. I have had no trouble with the regular snorkel mask; everything is magnified through the water with just them. Unless you have a REALLY bad vision problem, I bet you will be fine with just the regular snorkel mask.
Enjoy your cruise!
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Thanks for the reply, but yes I do have very bad vision. I still may give it a shot but I'm not sure yet. I can't see to do anything without my glasses so I don't want to waste my time and money if I won't enjoy it. Thanks again.
My husband has very poor eyesight and has decided to get a mask fitted with his prescription. It is not a cheap thing to do, however, if you will be using this mask often on your many cruises, maybe it will pay for you to go that route. Another option, is check with your eye specialist because they might have diving glasses (the Navy uses these underwater that manify and are a bit tighter). Using your glasses will not work with a mask but it might work with the goggles and then the mask over the goggles (just a thought).
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