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1. Posted by brady5885 (Budding Member, 59 posts) 18 Oct '10 16:42

i will be doing quite alot of snorkeling and diving on my travels, ..... i have some fins, they are quite big but i have a jalan 70 + 15 litre and will fit with enough room
but would it be worth takin them alot for the extra size and weight but i will get alot of use and have to rent often.....
......... not sure what to do ????

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 623 posts) 19 Oct '10 11:22

Always take your own fins/mask-always

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 19 Oct '10 22:10

Quoting SamSalmon

Always take your own fins/mask-always

Why is that? I'm not saying I disagree with you but just wondering.

4. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 256 posts) 20 Oct '10 09:48

it really depends of:
1. how much laggage u can pull with u and how long would b your stay there
2. Frequency and lenth of dive-activities
3. how good (comfortable/ fitting u perfectly) is your equipment.

If ur going do watersports during whole the trip and your equipment fits u perfectly - yes, take it. If you can plan diving just part of time and be dry all the rest - u can take it and send after (with slow post by sea). If you have "some fins" - i'd not dare pull them.

5. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 623 posts) 20 Oct '10 10:23

Rental gear is always garbage and you won't be doing nearly as much snorkeling/seeing nearly as much if your mask leaks/is scratched or your fins don't fit and are blistering your feet.

6. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 256 posts) 20 Oct '10 22:33

Quoting SamSalmon

Rental gear is always garbage.

oh nooo, not always! Rental gear vary beween garbage to new (talking from personal expirience). But definately need check it up before u going into water and change if it doesnt fit. I have ma own equipment and i prefer dive with it, but when i go over-seas (if longer then 5 hrs flight) I rarely take it with me but rent.

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 623 posts) 21 Oct '10 08:30

Even if it's new it's cheap-serious people don't use cheap poor fitting gear.