Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:25 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default Snorkeling while wearing glasses

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!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:58 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 39
Default

No, you can't. People that snorkel/dive regularly pay out the money to get the lens in their mask ground to their prescription, but that can be expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks for the reply; I needed to know before booking excursions.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 25th, 2007, 01:19 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 492
Default

every good snorkel trip provides prescription like masks--husb has enjoyed their use--he says they work well--so go ahead & book it!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 25th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks for the reply; I'll call RCI and check on this
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 28th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1
Default

Presciption masks can be expensive but if or when your prescription changes, it's only the inserts you have to change, not the mask itself, so if you do snorkel a bit the cost isn't as bad as it seems
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 29th, 2007, 09:48 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

Katy, thanks for the reply. I appreciate it
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 30th, 2007, 05:37 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2007, 08:23 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

We're definitely doing Myan ruins in Cozumel. We did the ruin in 2004 in Belize and Costa Maya and loved them so much we can't wait for the ones in Coz. Thanks for the advice on snorkeling in Cozumel.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 413
Default

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!
__________________
Michelle
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."
Mark Twain

Check out my cruise photos: http://community.webshots.com/user/Sheffie100
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2007, 11:03 PM
elf elf is offline
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 180
Default

Hello Becky1106,

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).

elf

Big Red Boat
Carnival Valour 2004
Carnival Jubilee 2005
RCCL Empress of the Seas 2006
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 2007
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 2007
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 2008
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old June 12th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks for your advice. I don't think I will be snorkeling that much in the future but somebody else may see this and it's good advice. Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
eyeglasses, glasses, on, person, snorkel, snorkeling, snorkling, wear, wearing

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wearing the same outfit twice... nurseypoo5 Carnival Cruise Lines 26 April 24th, 2007 09:01 AM
Glasses while snorkeling? kcmom Shore Excursions 8 December 27th, 2005 02:43 PM
Snorkeling with glasses? Paul Poelenije Shore Excursions 6 June 27th, 2003 06:42 PM
Snorkeling--contacts or glasses s. Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 March 1st, 2001 12:45 PM


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 12:02 AM.
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