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byo snorkel gear :)

hi all!

after spending way too much time on ta planning my vacation to barcelo in 2 weeks, i've decided i might need some snorkel gear.

if i should bring my own, how does decent gear cost? can i go with cheap stuff? any good websites? i've only been a few times, so i know very little about it.

sorry i know it's a little off the general topic but i'm hoping someone here might have an answer for me. thanks :)

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1. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

best bang for your buck is Costco.


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2. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

To be quite honest, I got my *cheapo* gear (snorkel, fins, and mask) at Big Lots of all places. At the time, mine was on clearance for $12 a set, but the regular price was only $25/set. This was last year, though.

The year before I bought a Dollar Tree snorkel (tube and mask) just to see if it worked... and basically, it did!

My advice, at least start with Walmart/Target and work your way up, if necessary.

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3. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

If you don't snorkel a lot...a cheap set will do just fine and you can adandon it if you don't want to pack it home. Have fun!

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4. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

You can buy good quality gear for around 40 bucks at leisurepro.com

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5. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

If you are taking a private ground transfer to the resort, simply have your driver stop at the Walmart in Playa del Carmen.

You can get inexpensive snorkel sets there for $15US and not have to worry about packing them in your luggage!

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6. Re: byo snorkel gear :)

I have a fairly expensive set that I bought at a dive shop. My husband has a cheapie Costco set which works just as well as mine - in fact, I prefer his snorkel 'cos it seems to fit my mouth better.

IMHO, the most important thing is mask fit - a leaky mask makes for a frustrating snorkelling experience. Here's a link on how to fit a mask properly - …blogspot.ca/2007/08/blog-post.html

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