mikeerdas Posted August 23, 2008 #1 Share Posted August 23, 2008 Still considering whether or not I ought to buy a prescription snorkel mask for an upcoming cruise (and to use for future cruises). If I don't buy my own, is it safe to assume that most excursion operators in the eastern Caribbean will have prescription masks? I never even thought it was possible that your typical rental place would offer prescription masks until I snorkeled (1st time) on a beach in Kona. Just found a rental shop directly on the beach, and the guy eye-balled my glasses and whatever he gave me did the job. The same mask worked for my wife. We both wear glasses and wanted to experiment with the one mask to see if it was worthwhile. It was. But I don't want to pay for a snorkel excursion and not be able to get something magnified. Also don't want to pay USD ~$300 for a snorkel mask. I'm not that committed yet. Dumb question perhaps, but is a good snorkel mask the same as a scuba mask? If I could invest once, and then re-use if I ever got scuba certified, it seems like it could be a good deal. Unless my vision changed significantly in the next several years. I've been following this thread on purchasing in a dive shop vs. online: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=823227 Any other comments? Thanks. Mike Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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