snorkeling equipment problem--do they need their flippers?????

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  1. princesdi

    princesdi Mouseketeer

    Jun 4, 2006
    I know nothing about snorkeling but we are taking an excursion on Nassau and I wanted to buy the kids their own sets for CC. I am having problems finding a set to fit my DS9----I returned the first set because the mask was to small, now the second set is an adult size and the flippers are too big----do they really need their flippers to snorkel???? :confused3
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  3. lrodptl

    lrodptl Mouseketeer

    Aug 16, 2004
    No flippers necessary. They can actually cause leg cramps if people are not used to them and you're not covering any great distance.
  4. Ski-and-Sea

    Ski-and-Sea DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2006
    Flippers not necessary. When my DD first started snorkeling she had trouble with both the flippers and the mask. So she used neither and was much happier.
  5. rtphokie

    rtphokie Photo board moderator

    Jan 9, 2006
    I've got my own mask and snorkel and rented flippers on CC. Snorkel for a while without them and if you find you need them, go back and rent them.

    It's a big snorkeling area and if you'd like to see much of it, the fins will really help.
  6. mattmommy

    mattmommy Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>My DS loves rice.

    Aug 11, 2003
    We bought gear for dh, ds5 and myself at Costco and were extremely happy with it. We shipped them all down (with snacks and pirate stuff) before hand because they take up room. We definitely needed the fins. Although you're not at the great barrier reef, it's quite a distance if you're five (or out of shape like me). We snorkel quite a bit, but ds was tired once we were out there and I had to do most of the swimming back for both of us. Fins really helped. I love the fact that they let you have the vests for free.
  7. DVC4US

    DVC4US DVC Member Since 1998

    Feb 6, 2003
    I can't remember what we did last time so maybe someone can help me out. We usually just take our masks and snorkels because the flippers take up too much room. Do you have to reserve the flippers at CC or can you just rent them once you get there? Thanks for the help.

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