Quality snorkeling gear-please buy gear at a professional dive shop. Fins should be closed heeled with no booties- if you already have them its OK. Try to buy the largest fin blade that will fit you. Many dive shops have been trying to sell the new split fins-they are expensive and don’t give the resistance or power (which means ease of swimming) of the solid fin.
Bathing suits (several if possible)
Light weight rain jacket
Fleece wind breaker
SPF 30 or greater SUN TAN LOTION – NO OILS -NO SPRAY LOTIONS
Flip flops are the best shoes for the boat
Motion sickness pills (if you feel that it is necessary for you)
Meds for your personal use
It is a good idea to bring a loose fitting pair of long pants-light cotton- and long sleeve type T-shirt to wear in the water to keep from burning-especially for the first few days.
While not necessary, the following items may make your trip more enjoyable:
Camera-film-disposable underwater cameras work very well.
Light blanket or sleeping bag for sleeping on deck if you wish it’s-beautiful
Light wetsuit for extra warmth (if you are a terminal whimp like Claudia)
Neoprene-Shortie advisable for children for safety reasons, they cool out easily and stay in the water longer than most grown-ups…
Journal for keeping notes
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Illegal drugs of any kind