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Just venting...wearing life vests during snorkel trips

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Just venting...wearing life vests during snorkel trips

I'm venting, but also making a suggestion. When taking a boating trip that involves swimming/ snorkeling in deeper waters play it safe. If you have the slightest bit of concern or doubt about your water skills, don't be an idiot and not ask for a flotation device. Yesterday we took our second boat trip with the same company while on the island because we enjoyed the first one so much. My teenage daughter is a great swimmer, but opted to be smart enough to play it safe in choppy waters snorkeling pretty far from the boat, by asking for a life vest. There was a family of four on the boat yesterday who had snorkeling issues. To make a long story short, none of them wore a floatation device. The two teenagers fared better than the parents, but one girl lost her flipper, the girls panicked and calmed down which in turn made the mom panic and dad was having difficulties and had to swim back to the boat with the mate. Because of their poor decision, the mate was taken away from leading the rest of the group on their snorkel journey. It's always to best to play it safe on the water...I'd rather be safe swimming in my sissy vest than possible drowning because I didn't want to look like a sissy wearing one.

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21. Re: Just venting...wearing life vests during snorkel trips

Excellent! I was there last month too. ...Can't get enough of the fabulous snorkeling. Heading back again in the fall. Hopefully that will be enough to tie me over until the spring when I will return. It has become one of my favorite snorkeling locations.

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