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    Geocaching In Aruba

    Does anyone in the forum geocache?

    My fiance and I will be coming to Aruba Sept 1-Sept 8 for our honeymoon, and I thought it would be a great way to get out and see the island without being in a group.

    Any suggestions you may have would be much appreciated!

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    Rent a jeep, get a map and you're on your own.

    Have fun,

    Bryan Morris
    Aruba's Premier Wedding Photographer

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    Thanks Bryan , but I was looking to see if anyone geocaches specifically.

    If anyone doesn't know what geocaching is check out:

    Geocaching FAQ

    Aruba Geocaches

    I think many of you would enjoy geocaching on Aruba (or any of the other 541,309 active caches worldwide), if you haven't already. It's a great way to visit a new place.
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    I "think" we are going to give it a shot in June...will let you know how it goes upon our return.

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    Just purchased a new GPS and plan to give it a try in November. Let me know how you make out.

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    What type of GPS unit will work? I have a Nuvi 350 but I don't think taht will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsullivan View Post
    What type of GPS unit will work? I have a Nuvi 350 but I don't think taht will work
    The Nuvi 350 will work for geocaching, but it is not the best type GPS for the geocaching job.

    Nuvi's are meant for road navigation. The best GPS for non-road navigation are hiking GPS. They do not want to stick to roads (by default) and they are much more resistant.

    For starting out, I recommend the Garmin eTrex Legend series. It is waterproof (up to one meter for 30 minutes), it floats, and it has rubber sides for banging off rocks. It also can connect to your computer for downloading points.

    The eTrex Legend has been around for a while and you can find them in almost any store or online. eBay is usually a safe bet since you can be pretty sure the gps has withstood any punishment.
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    Lou&Nay: Will visit on our honeymoon 9/2008

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    Hi Lou&Nay,

    This looks cool. I've just briefly went over the website you've posted. I will research in depth when I have some time. Very interesting.

    Regards,

    Bryan Morris

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    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/neare...758&children=n

    Geocaching has gotten very popular.
    Who does this while in Aruba?

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    So basically you play hide and seek with a gps. Think I will just snorkel and play golf.

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