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KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

Florida's Fragile Coastal Treasure: Snorkel the Coral Reefs

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Warren Lind Dec 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I plan to rent a wetsuit - see Richard's comments below.


Doris Deprator Dec 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I prefer warm water and I'm new to snorkling e.g. once a year in mostly shallow water. What did you find the actual requirements for snorkling to be. Going in Feb. Maybe. Thanks
Warren Lind Dec 20, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Not sure what you are referring to re "actual requirements for snorkeling to be?" Please clarify. My impression from reading the material is that this is shallow water, but unsrue of the depths.
Doris Deprator Dec 20, 2014 at 03:45 PM

Good Morning,, thanks for the quick response. I meant, skill expectation eg. swimming in deep water-love the ocean, anxiety kicks in. If shallow means 6' or less. Actually, knowing the organization, I'm sure it's as described. Going to check on the water temp. though .


Warren Lind Oct 07, 2014 at 07:41 PM

Do they have wetsuits? I'm going next March and wonder what the water temp will be?
Leslie Nixon Oct 07, 2014 at 07:53 PM

Yes, you can rent one for about 15.00 a day. It is well worth it if the weather is 'iffy' It can be either way in Mar.
Richard van den Heuvel Oct 07, 2014 at 08:08 PM

Hi Warren - Yes the boat can provide a wet suit (shorty) for you. They're really good about explaining the temperatures and making suggestions (obviously it is a personal choice - some people are always cold and other are never cold - Sun Diver (the name of the snorkel company) will give you individual advice. I love this program so much that I have done it 3 times over the past two years - and since Road Scholar didn't run the program in September - I went on my own last week. You can count on having a great time. And if you have any questions about the boat or equipment you can call Sun Diver at 800-654-7369). You can also get presciption goggles. A note - the wetsuits are not on the boat - so you need to decide whether you want one before you get onboard. Have a great trip. Rick van den Heuvel


Charlotte Redden Aug 03, 2014 at 04:55 PM

I didn't find there to be downtime at all... there is travel time to the various locations but some of that is filled with narration along the way. I went in March and the only problem was rough seas, but thqt can happen anytime I suppose. It's a fun mix of events overall.


Warren Lind Aug 01, 2014 at 08:35 PM

I'm thinking abut this trip in 2015. There seems to be a lot of "downtime" - what's your opinion? What time of year is best to take this trip?
Moreen Tremlay Aug 02, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Don't know your fitness level, but it is a moderate level of activity and I was ready for the downtime when we had it. Late march into April seems to be a good time to go. Esters, the tour leader is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, fun, and keeps everything on time and on track. Another option to look at would be the hike, kayak and snorkel in Puerto Rico. Heard this is also a great trip and may be more active for you.
Susan David Schroeder Aug 02, 2014 at 09:40 AM

We signed up for the June 8-14, 2014 trip, and it was cancelled due to lack of interest. Apparently only one other couple signed up. I don't know why the lack of interest for June, it looks like April was well attended. You might want to consider that when making your plans. We ended up going on a delightful trip to Portland, Maine instead..


Judith Hillock Apr 23, 2014 at 01:18 PM

My flight will be landing before Noon on Sunday, April 27th. I will be waiting for the shuttle that leaves at 3:00 PM. If anyone is interested in meeting up for lunch at the airport, please let me know and we can exchange phone numbers. Judith


Susan David Schroeder Mar 30, 2014 at 04:34 PM

We've just committed to the June 8-14 trip. This is our second RS trip, and we're very much looking forward to it, hot weather or not.


Aileen Solomon Mar 17, 2014 at 03:57 PM

I'm thinking of taking this trip June 8-14 but am wondering if it will be too hot then. I realize we will be in the water a good part of the time. I live in Washington, DC. Anyone have information and/or interested in sharing a room?
Judith Hillock Mar 17, 2014 at 05:27 PM

I think the weather will be perfect - should you decide to go on April 27th, I would be happy to share a room.


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