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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:30 pm Reply with quote
kennyx
Joined: 06 Aug 2016
Posts: 2
Hi guys!

New to the board, and flying out to Meeru on Monday the 25th!!! Very Happy

Me and the Mrs have never swam in the open water before. We can float and Id say our swimming ability is 'amateur' at best (we normally just float around on the beach near the shoreline).

We want to try snorkeling, and bought our own masks and snorkels, but should we bring our own snorkel vests? or are these provided at Meeru?
And if so, is it free (we're doing the AI), or is it for rent?

thanks!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:10 pm Reply with quote
JoanneLorna
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 505
Location: stafford
Hi there
Some people wear a rash vest ( close fitting, long sleeved). These protect from sun exposure which is massive in water generally but especially so, so close to the equator and they don't blow up/ inflate/ ride up while you're in the water. You would need to take your own if you wanted one.

I have my own flotation device which I purchased via Amazon. Fits like a snug waist coat - zips up at the front and has many polystyrene tubes slotted in to it. The currents can be tiring even quite close to shore, especially if you're not a strong swimmer and I find I stay out longer wearing this. It also packs brilliantly as the polystyrene tubes come out and can be packed into various gaps in your case. Polystyrene weighs virtually nothing as well so no weight limit issue. Have only borrowed one when on a boat trip. Didn't fit brilliantly as you have to wear what they've got. Not sure about general daily use and hiring them for general snorkelling. Some guests wear the emergency vests stored in the room. This is against hotel rules and they are flotatition devices designed to flip you onto your back so really unsuitable for snorkelling.

Hope this helps
Jo


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:07 pm Reply with quote
mermaid85
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Posts: 203
Location: East Sussex
Hi. I take a luminous yellow snorkel vest which you inflate as much or as little as you need. Means you are easily seen from the shore as well. Very lightweight and packs flat in suitcase. Much better than a lifevest as not so bulky. Hope this helps. Have a fab holiday. X

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:49 pm Reply with quote
kennyx
Joined: 06 Aug 2016
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Thanks for the responses!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:24 am Reply with quote
jamessmith8260
Joined: 28 Sep 2017
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Location: New York, NY, USA
I haven't done it yet. this is a wonderful post. I really like it.
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