Does it worsе to take a snorkel set from home?

I will go to the Carribean and I booked the barrier reef snorkel excursion. Do you suggest bringing a snorkeling set from home or it's good enough to rent it on-site?

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If you've booked a snorkel excursion, it will almost definitely come with the snorkel gear equipment rental included. No need to bring your own!

No need to do so, but we like having our own face mask and breathing tube because they fit better. We don't find fins aren't as critical for fit. If you have room in your luggage and are within the weight allowance, why not bring your own.

If you have the room for it then take your own. I always wonder about the sanitation when it come to rental gear.

When we snorkled, we brought our own. I wouldn't trust them to properly sanitize the ones they provide either. No way.

Short answer is no. However, we always take our own mask and snorkel and use their fins if we go our on a boat.

My mask has prescribed vision correction in it so I bring my own.

Bringing your own does take up more luggage space, but if you really like your personal gear bring it. We were on a cruise that we booked 3 snorkeling excursions, and every one was cancelled due to rough water. So lugged two sets of masks/snorkels and fins for nothing. Personal preference.

Absolutely this. The only caveat I would add is: if you have quality equipment, or you're worried about sanitation or damaged/faulty equipment, I would recommend to bring your own if you have the space. We have the full face masks with the snorkel that comes out the top, and love using them for their visibility and ease of use.

Thank you for all your answers. It was clear for me that I can rent the equipment but after all your suggestions I will probably bring my own set.

Will be included in a snorkel tour, but I prefer to take my own snorkel for infection control reasons.

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