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Snorkel fins

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Snorkel fins

We leave for Thailand next week (yeah!) and will spend the second part of our vacation in Phi Phi Island and Phuket. We will visit four different locations in Thailand and so are trying to make final plans for packing since we have three inter country flights plus ferry.

We each have a snorkel bag which can carry our fins, mask and snorkel and are trying to decide if we should we bring just the mask and snorkel, or brings the fins as well. Are fins important for the conditions of the area? Are fins easy to rent if we just bring our mask and snorkel?

Thanks for the help.

Phuket, Thailand
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1. Re: Snorkel fins

You dont need fins even if they are good to have. But to keep your luggage light i would say. You dont need them.

One of the best snorkling around Phi Phi is at the smaller island Phi Phi ley. And you will need a longtail boat to go out there to just jump in the sea where the snorkling is.

The other nice place to snorkeling from is "phi phi don" outside longbeach at the rock. I would say even there take a long tailboat out. dont do snorkling from the beach with or without fins, lots of boat is going pass that channel between the rock and phi phi don and you dont want to get hit of a boat.

When you rent a longtail you can do that for a day and you can spend half day at each place. At the rock at longbeach we always see black tip reef sharks! Really exiting.

Bring a life jacket with you, if not on you, then you drag it with you and when want to take a break from snorkling, sit on it. :)) Very hande advice to have with you, for saftey and for more relaxing.

Be safe and enjoy the sea.

Edited: 7:42 pm, November 15, 2013
Phuket, Thailand
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2. Re: Snorkel fins

You dont need fins even if they are good to have. But to keep your luggage light i would say. You dont need them.

One of the best snorkling around Phi Phi is at the smaller island Phi Phi ley. And you will need a longtail boat to go out there to just jump in the sea where the snorkling is.

The other nice place to snorkeling from is "phi phi don" outside longbeach at the rock. I would say even there take a long tailboat out. dont do snorkling from the beach with or without fins, lots of boat is going pass that channel between the rock and phi phi don and you dont want to get hit of a boat.

When you rent a longtail you can do that for a day and you can spend half day at each place. At the rock at longbeach we always see black tip reef sharks! Really exiting.

Bring a life jacket with you, if not on you, then you drag it with you and when want to take a break from snorkling, sit on it. :)) Very hande advice to have with you, for saftey and for more relaxing.

Be safe and enjoy the sea.

Edited: 7:42 pm, November 15, 2013
Elmhurst, Illinois
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3. Re: Snorkel fins

Thanks for the reply.

We will rent a longtail boat while on Phi Phi Don. Are conditions calm enough where the fins are not necessary for the surrounding areas?

But then again, I am thinking that if we will see black tipped reef sharks we might be more comfortable with the fins.

Any other feedback?

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4. Re: Snorkel fins

Fins are essential to protect your feet from cuts from the coral mostly. These cuts become infected very quickly.

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5. Re: Snorkel fins

Fins are essential to protect your feet from cuts from the coral mostly. These cuts become infected very quickly. And yes, avail for hire.

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