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  1. Tay N Evie's Mom

    Tay N Evie's Mom I'm SHERlocked!

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    My DSIL is not sure if she'll be able to snorkel in Nassau. She's very nearsited and doesn't think she'll be able to see anything without her glasses and she can't wear contacts. She's never snorkeled before. DH is nearsited, but not as bad as his sister, so he's never had any problems with snorkeling without his glasses. I'd appreciate it if some of you can give me some feedback as to whether it would be possible for her to enjoy the excursion or should she pick something else.
     
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  3. Bonniec

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    She could bring her own mask and have a prescription one made up

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  4. neffernie

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    Prescription masks are pretty expensive if they aren't going to be used regularly but can be a nice alternative.

    Another option might be one of the semi submarine rides.
     
  5. ao23

    ao23 Earning My Ears

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    A prescription mask is definitely worth getting, and they're available online. There's nothing worse underwater than not being able to see.
     
  6. iluvDisneyCruise

    iluvDisneyCruise If you can dream it, You can do it. ~Walt Disne

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    I ordered prescription swim goggles from swim outlet for under 20 dollars for CC. They worked great. I was really sceptical because Im so severly nearsighted, but I was very pleased.
     
  7. ajh88

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    I agree with ordering Rx swim goggles. Me, DH, and DD are all near sighted to varying degrees. I got us Rx masks a couple of years ago - they aren't our exact prescriptions, just the general diopter (is that the right term?). Like, my right eye is -8.5 and my left eye is -9.25 so I ordered a -9 mask. Real Rx ones are very expensive, but the general ones were less than $30 - I think I got them on Amazon, but they may have been sold by Swim Outlet.
     
  8. Forever a Princess

    Forever a Princess One bottle of ketchup is not enough!

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    Ditto. We bought our own masks and the prescription lenses that went with the mask. One of best purchases we ever made.

    I can dig up brand and pricing if you need it. :thumbsup2
     
  9. fluvannaj

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    My father is very near-sighted (think his lenses were -6.5 and -7.0) and we order him a mask that he was very pleased with. Just ordered my DH one for our upcoming cruise for $50 (free shipping) from Snorkelmart. The cheaper prices are from being able to take off the shelf lenses. Only comes in 0.5 increments. Custom are available for more money and time.

    Best wishes!

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  10. davocabo

    davocabo Earning My Ears

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    Great question and answers!!!! :thumbsup2

    My eyes are really bad, but it will be nice to have better vision!!
     
  11. woody73

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    I have a similar prescription snorkel mask. It's close to my prescription using off the shelf lenses, and is fantastic! I've used it for years, as recently as two weeks ago in Hawaii.

    It's much cheaper than Lasik!

    woody
     
  12. scrapbookmomma74

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    I ordered a prescription mask online for around $55. It was TOTALLY worth it, and I just factored it into what I would spend on excursions. Cheap if you have it for a couple of years, you know?
    Good luck snorkeling!
     
  13. Anal Annie

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    Another vote for just buying a generic RX mask with diopters that are close to your prescription. I have one & I wouldn't dream of going in the ocean to snorkel without it. My DS is a swimmer and I order him competitive RX goggles online all the time for the same cost as regular competitive goggles. We haven't gone snorkeling in a long time and his old mask doesn't have any lens correction so I plan on getting him one this summer before we go to Hawaii. You can also check for them at your local dive shops. Worth it not to miss the beautiful undersea world!!:thumbsup2
     
  14. crundell

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    I am so glad I found this thread! Ordered DS some Rx goggles today... never even thought about it since I am a contact junkie! $28 for the Rx goggles and some goggles for me and the girls. Really I am not expecting anything great, but I am sure in DS's world it will be so much better than not.
     
  15. Anal Annie

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    The Speedo competitive ones are the ones I get for my DS from the Swim Outlet

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/7789.htm
     
  16. iluvDisneyCruise

    iluvDisneyCruise If you can dream it, You can do it. ~Walt Disne

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    The Speedo Vanquisher are the ones I got and I love them. Some of my friends who were also nearsighted also used them at CC. They could not believe I got them so cheap. I still cant believe how close the diopter came to matching my prescription. :)
     
  17. tgrunewald

    tgrunewald Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the info...very helpful.


    Couple questions:
    1. Is it better for kids to use goggles or mask when snorkeling at CC

    2. Can you get the goggles/mask for near or far sighted?
     
  18. melwill530

    melwill530 Earning My Ears

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    Yep you can get a mask! Go to a diving shop they will fit you and you can order your script. I have never tried the goggles but my script mask was so worth it!
     
  19. Anal Annie

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    You should use a mask when snorkeling - masks cover your nose whereas goggles do not.
     

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