Best Snorkel Gear Or Set For Our Snorkeling Vacation

by Joe

Hi, My family is taking a trip to Bayahibe, Dominican Republic and staying at the Dreams resort. There is a small coral reef just off the beach and I am looking for snorkel gear to purchase for the trip.


I am wondering what your recommendations would be for the best snorkel gear. I am 47, my wife is 42 and our kids are 16, 14 and 14. My wife and I have snorkeled a couple of times and the kids have never snorkeled but very athletic.

Please advice on what you would recommend and how we go about sizing the equipment when we order it form this site.

Thanks and I look forward to your reply.

Joe

Hi Joe,

For our picks for best snorkeling gear, you can scroll down to the bottom of the following page: for our snorkel set recommendations.

I recommend 2 sets, one more of a beginner set and one if you plan on doing a bit more snorkeling. It sounds like the beginner set would suit your needs just fine. It gets lots of good reviews.

As for sizing, the mask/snorkel in the set is good for kids 10 and older and for adults so it should be fine for your family.

For fin sizing, after you click on the link on the above page, scroll down to the product description on the page and they give you the guides to use when sizing your fins (based on shoe size).

I hope this helps. Please let us know how your trip and snorkeling went - we would love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful trip.

Dianne

Hi
Dianne,

Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and ordered 1 set of the US Divers Mask, Seabreeze II snorkel and the Trek fins. I wanted to fit them on all of us first to make sure the fins fit and were not too tight. A few of us including myself have wider feet.

Once I see the fit I will let you know if I need additional advice on a set for wider feet. I am thinking about getting the neoprene fin sock, do you recommend that as well?

I am also wondering if the semi dry SeaBreeze snorkel is what I should get or a dry snorkel but by reading your web information it appears either one would be fine for us?

I will let you know how the fit is when I get the set in a couple of days and I will for sure let you know how are trip went. My kids as well as myself are very excited and looking forward to seeing the sea thru a set of snorkels!!!

Thanks again,

Joe

Hi Joe,

As far as the neoprene sock, personally I don't use one but my husband sometimes does. It all depends on the individual. I would wait and see how the fins fit and if they are a little more on the snug side, a sock may help with possible rubbing.

As far as the snorkel goes, I think either one would be fine. Personally since you won't be using it constantly, I would suggest going with the less expensive model. It should be fine for the job.

Good luck with everything and have a great time.

Dianne

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