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Thread: Bringing Your Own Snorkel Gear?

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    Bringing Your Own Snorkel Gear?

    Do you guys recommend bringing your own snorkeling gear ? How about Fins? Gonna be a Family trying out a few of the Beaches.

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    if you have room in your luggage then YES.
    we always bring our own gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck-Man View Post
    Do you guys recommend bringing your own snorkeling gear ? How about Fins? Gonna be a Family trying out a few of the Beaches.

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    We bring three sets for two of us, the third is a backup.

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    We bring 5 sets for the 5 of us. We like to have our own on snorkel trips or just random beach days.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    We bring our own gear. Even though I'm sure everything is sanitized properly, I think it's a bit sketchy using the gear provided by the tours. And it's expensive to rent the equipment on a whim.

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    I bring my own stuff amounting to several pairs of goggles, pair of training fins, and snorkels. It's just the same equipment I take to the pool each day. It takes an equivalent volume of space in luggage as 2 pairs of shoes, so it definitely goes with me. The water is never below 80 in the summer so wetsuits aren't needed.

    If we use a guided tour like ArubaBob we just use their stuff. If we need to rent some gear for some reason we just go to Aqua Wendi's, behind the hospital

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    I hate bringing them, they take up so much space, but we do bring our own snorkel, masks, fins, booties and inflatable lifevests . The size of my husband's fins make it impossible to pack them in anything other than a rolling duffle suitcase. I hate packing them, but I love the freedom and comfort of knowing we have them with us and they are clean and ready any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    and they are clean and ready any time.
    I'm sure many places clean well/properly - but some just throw in a barrel of something....I like having my own mouthpiece thingy
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Thank You , makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck-Man View Post
    Do you guys recommend bringing your own snorkeling gear ? How about Fins? Gonna be a Family trying out a few of the Beaches.
    I would say it is a must. We invested in some quality equipment and it is so worth it! Plus you don't have to worry about any nasty germs! hahahah! Truth, it is a hassle to bring, but wonderful to have hassled with once you are there.

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