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Hiring snorkel gear?

Can anyone advise what options are available on the island for hiring snorkelling gear by the day? We are looking at visiting in March & would prefer to avoid lugging stuff with us if possible.

Also, any options for intro scuba?

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1. Re: Hiring snorkel gear?

Depends on where you are staying.

Someplaces either provide or hire out gear.

There's an honesty box on Ned's Beach. i isn't great gear.

Prodive hire stuff out. Pretty sure Wilons and Howea do too. Intro dives from Howea and Prodive

We take our own...LHI is very casual so not hard to be under the baggage allowance.

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my daughter took her own.. sis and I ended up buying our own over there. We are happy to snorkel just with mask and snorkel no fins and that weighs hardly anything. We didn't find the strict luggage limits a problem.

all the boats we went on had snorkelling gear for you to use. If you're planning to snorkel somewhere like Balls pyramid (conditions allowing) you do need the fins, ....but you'd be getting there on a boat :o)

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3. Re: Hiring snorkel gear?

Thanks GW, Snodge. We were thinking maybe take mask & snorkel & hire flippers there. That is seeming like a good bet.

Snodge - yes, we are eyeing up snorkelling at Balls Pyramid - and we are planning to take a boat. ;) Would love to do it by helicopter, but set-down spots look a bit limited.

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