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Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

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Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

When we're out swimming and snorkeling - where is the best place to keep car keys and valuables (wallet/credit cards, etc.)? Are the hotel safes actually "safe"? Is there something the dive shops sell to carry this stuff in when swimming/snorkeling? Just curious what everyone else does! Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

I suggest leaving your valuables in the hotel safe. They are usually free, & they have a main safe with several small mini safes behind the front desk, where you have to sign in & out each time you go into your safe, & possibly show I.D., so they are sure it's you!

Some room safes are quite good & secure; others are cheap, & more than one department of staff may have access to them, so I wouldn't suggest using them. I would ask.

Ask the front desk supervisor, or email them prior to arrival so you can plan ahead!

There are small plastic cases you can use & wear while in the water, but I think it's better to leave these things in a more secure & dry place!

Have fun!

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2. Re: Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

IN the Keys, there isn't much you would be doing away from your hotel where you wouldn't have a car nearby. So locking stuff in the car is one option.

Most snorkelling is done from a boat. There's should be a dry area on the boat if you want to take something.

If you mean the hotel pool, I use the hotel safe in my room. Never had a problem with that.

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3. Re: Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

When packing from home, we throw in a few zip-lock bags. That way, if you want to take a credit card, room key card, and a few dollars of cash, into the water with you, put your valuables into a zip-lock bag. If your suit doesn't have a pocket that closes up, use a larger quart size zip-lock bag and put holes in it at the top above the zip part. Then lace through the holes and tie it on your suit somewhere.

Marathon, Florida
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4. Re: Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

There are some products out there made to carry valuables in the water. They are not made to hold much, some bills and a key maybe. We hide a lot on our car and just carry the key when out on a charter/dive boat. They do usually have an place on the boat to put your things, it's out in the open, but ok for keys etc.

I use Travelpro brand luggage. Lots of good hidden places in their products to hide rings, credit cards etc.

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5. Re: Where to keep valuables when snorkeling/swimming?

We use a waterproof box when we snorkel. The one we bought is called Otterbox (they have a website) but there are many other brands as well.

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