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Snorkeling gear for young kids...

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Snorkeling gear for young kids...


We will be in Maui (Kaanapali Shores) March 9-16th. Our girls are 10 and 7 and are excited about trying snorkeling. My 10 y/o has a snorkeling set, but I can't find one at this time of year for my 7 year old. She's small, maybe 45-50 lbs, (size 13/1 shoe) and the ones they currently have at Costco would be too big. How easy will it be to find something once we get there? Or are they available to rent somewhere? What about lifejackets - buy or rent? We are going to Waikiki after Maui, so it would be nice to have it there too, but not sure if it would fit in our luggage. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,


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Lots of good info here but I will have to disagree about the cost of luggage vs. renting gear. Snorkel Bobs best gear which is nowhere near the quality, comfort and fit of our own gear is $35/week pp. Their wetsuit is just a thin shirt style not a shorty like we use and it's $20/week pp. So for 2 people $110 for gear that's not nearly as good as our own. And our gear for two people fits in one suitcase which is our only checked bag and costs us $25 on Hawaiian.(And I'm the only one who's ever worn it.) So I'm going to keep taking my own gear.

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