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Old June 16th, 2003, 06:16 PM
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Default Stingray City - Must you snorkel?

Want to go to Stingray City very much, but concerned since my wife and friend don't snorkel. Would they have fun anyway?
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Old June 16th, 2003, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Stingray City - Must you snorkel?

Hi Star,
Yes, I think even if they just want to watch, they'd enjoy it. You will be in shallow water, so you can also still get in the water and not snorkel or stay on the boat, either way, its great fun and something not to miss.


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Old June 17th, 2003, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Re: Stingray City - Must you snorkel?

It also depends on why they don't snorkle - if they are freaked out by the proximity of big swimming fish, they will probably NOT want to be in the water surrounded by the rays. They are very friendly and quite affectionate, and they tend to swarm you a bit for food. There is no danger from them, but some people might find it intimidating and/or frightening to be in their midst. We thought it was awesome, but there were a few who stayed on the boat not in the least inclined to mingle with the beautiful rays. Too bad for them, it is something that should definitely be experienced!

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Old June 17th, 2003, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Stingray City - Must you snorkel?

The water at Stingray city is only about 4 feet deep, so it's not necessary to snorkle. However, the previous poster is quite correct - if you don't snorkle because of a fear of some sea creatures, you'll want to watch from the boat, as they tend to swim between your legs!
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Default Re: Re: Stingray City - Must you snorkel?

As the others have stated its not necessary to snorkel to interact with the rays. They are amazing creatures, it feels like a gentle tickle when they brush up against you and swim through your legs.
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