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  • Castaway Cay Snorkeling

    Hi Everybody,
    Me and the hubby will be on the May Repo cruise and we love to snorkel. (no kids with us, so we will hopefully be at serenity bay). Anyhow, we would like to know if it's necessary to sign up for a snorkeling excursion, or can we just walk in the water and go snorkeling?

    Thanks for the advice and tips!

    Scilla

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    Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

    Hi,

    You can just go snorkling,you don't have to be on a exursion.
    Kelly

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      Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

      Welcome to MiceChat!

      We went on a Disney cruise in October. My husband and eleven year old son went snorkeling in the afternoon. They just walked up and got the gear. There are all sorts of neat things to see underwater, like a Mickey statue and an old 20,000 leagues submarine. Ask if they have a map for that kind of thing.

      Have fun and let us know how your trip went!


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        Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

        If you bring your own gear you can just walk right in. You can also rent gear (including float vests) If you want, you can "schedule" it as an excursion and pre-pay for the gear. You get to keep the gear all day (they give you a mesh bag to carry it all in)

        Morning are better. There can be a lot of people out there later in the day, and in the shallower areas a lot of sand gets kicked up.

        I have some pictures / video I shot while I was snorkling there. I'll try and post some later (they are on my home PC )


        -dave
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          Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

          Great advice! I would love to see the pictures and/or video!

          Originally posted by Phonedave View Post

          Morning are better. There can be a lot of people out there later in the day, and in the shallower areas a lot of sand gets kicked up.

          I have some pictures / video I shot while I was snorkling there. I'll try and post some later (they are on my home PC )


          -dave
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            Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

            Originally posted by Denise View Post
            Great advice! I would love to see the pictures and/or video!

            Ask, and ye shall receive As you can see, it's not exactly teeming with sealife. This was around just after noon











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              Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

              Since I have never snorkeled at Castaway Cay I really appreciate your pics and video.
              Thans!
              Denise
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                Re: Castaway Cay Snorkeling

                Great pics! Thanks so much! What kind of camera did you use?

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                  Originally posted by scillacc View Post
                  Great pics! Thanks so much! What kind of camera did you use?

                  Your quite welcome


                  It's a Sony Cybershot DSC-W30 in a Sony marine hard case, which allows for shots up to 10' underwater - and also works well on Castaway Cay to keep sand, salt, and other general nastyness out of the camera. Keep it in the case all day, when you get back to the ship, rinse it well in the sink, dry it off, and your camera is just fine. (it also floats, so if you drop in the drink, you dont loose it )


                  -dave
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