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 Post subject: Snorkle rental?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:48 am 
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I do not snorkle but I am bringing my sister (a first time visitor) to the island in late September and she would like to snorkle as many locations as she can.

Any ideas about best place(s) to rent gear? Or should she plan to bring her own?

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Hi Froggy.... I checked out their website and that looks like fun. I will pass that along to her.

I think she is mainly looking to rent snorkel equipment for the week and then we can visit different beaches and she can see what she sees.

I am guessing that there are dive shops on Palm Beach that rent equipment, but we are staying closer to Manchebo/Eagle Beach. Still, any suggestions for snorkel rentals will be welcome :)

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If she has her own, then she should bring it. You can rent gear for little money, but you're better off with your own equipment.
You know it's history, you know how it works and you know it fits you properly.
Nothing can ruin a good snorkel that using old, worn out equipment or gear that doesn't fit you.

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Go to a store like Walmart etc and buy a set. If you could find a rental place it will probably cost more then buying it. Taken care of the set can last for many years.

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You can rent equipment from Aqua Windies in Eagle Beach. Its expensive though.
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If she has her own, then she should bring it. You can rent gear for little money, but you're better off with your own equipment.
You know it's history, you know how it works and you know it fits you properly.
Nothing can ruin a good snorkel that using old, worn out equipment or gear that doesn't fit you.
If she has any problems with distance vision, she may not enjoy the experience with simple rented gear. Still, there is benefit to having a mask and snorkel that fits.
Years ago, we bought snorkel gear that closed down, kept water out of the tube.
I don't suggest it...but I really enjoyed snorkeling when I could SEE fish...spent a chunk of money to have my mask reflect my eyeglass prescription.
I can still read 'fine print' w/o glasses, but don't ask me to drive. Myopic/nearsighted.

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I'd definitely buy mask and snorkel. I leave my flippers at home trying to keep the weight in my suitcase down but you can buy smaller ones now. Unless you are trying to dive down, it's very easy to snorkel without flippers around the shore. Have fun!

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