Looking to go to Ocean Blue/Sands June 26 - July 3. Family of 5 (45,46,17,13,8). Couldn't decided between OB and Casa Del Mar, but I think the construction at CDM is too much of a risk. Want the kids to try snorkeling and para-sailing. Realize that snorkeling means excursions from OB, can anyone tell me the price and their experiences with snorkeling excursions from OB. Heard from another post the Caribbean Festival was good. Are the excursions all day (due the need to be bussed to La Romana or somewhere) or are there good 1/2 day snorkel excursions? With the $$ saved by going to OB I can probably budget in 2-3 excursions but don't want to be "off site" or need to get everyone up early for 3 days. Looking at one snorkel excursion, the Outback Safari (opinions please) and maybe one more snorkel. Am I nuts???