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Old 12-13-2013   #1 (permalink)
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Wallet is where when I'm snorkelling in Akumal?

And where is it I can put my wallet, clothes etc while I snorkel in Akumal bay? We all have our own gear so we will not be renting any. If I can rent a locker, how much and where is it? Any and all bits of info to plan our day trip via a colectivo would be appreciated for us four 65 year olds. Thanks
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And where is it I can put my wallet, clothes etc while I snorkel in Akumal bay? We all have our own gear so we will not be renting any. If I can rent a locker, how much and where is it? Any and all bits of info to plan our day trip via a colectivo would be appreciated for us four 65 year olds. Thanks
We typically carry a waterproof box/case large enough for a small wallet and the room key, then take it with us while we snorkel. They are available via the internet or at most dive shops in the states. Dive shops in Playa aren't really retailers so I've never seen them there. THink I've seen cheaper ones at Wal Mart in Playa, but no certain.

Our plan in Akumal is simple...get there....find palm tree....lay towel under tree...snorkel....relax....repeat....drinks and grub at Lo Hal...get home.

Can be quite a relaxing day.
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We have one of these Amazon.com - Vacation Vault Yellow Portable Protective Combination Lock Box - Lockable Storage Box
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We use a KYSS bag, holds all of our stuff and locks to anything, chair, lounger, tree etc. Cut proof with a combo lock and strong wire cord to secure to anything. Comes in various sizes.

Kyss Bags - Keep Your Stuff Safe

Pam and Randy
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There are lockers at the dive shop in front of the bay that can be rented.
Not the most secure looking but we have used them with no problems.
Big enough to get clothes into.
Think they were around 60 pesos
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The KYSS bags are KRAP, cheaply made over priced the locking system is weak one quick pull of the chain simply snaps the zipper pulls off that the lock attaches too. Our first use the liner tore out. You could achieve the same thing for much less just buying a cable and lock and for your existing bags the only difference instead of it being attached to the interior of the bag you loop it around the handles
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well , with all the stuff going on down there right now,,id say leave someone on the beach with the stuff and take turns going out,,,or rent a locker at the dive shop,,,dont take anything with you that cant be replaced,,,,please pst how you made out, thanks
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well , with all the stuff going on down there right now,,id say leave someone on the beach with the stuff and take turns going out,,,or rent a locker at the dive shop,,,dont take anything with you that cant be replaced,,,,please pst how you made out, thanks
Guess i missed it...What's happening in Akumal?
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The KYSS bags are KRAP, cheaply made over priced the locking system is weak one quick pull of the chain simply snaps the zipper pulls off that the lock attaches too. Our first use the liner tore out. You could achieve the same thing for much less just buying a cable and lock and for your existing bags the only difference instead of it being attached to the interior of the bag you loop it around the handles
Worked very well for us A shame you didn't take advantage of the warranty, as they replace any bag with problems We still recommend the bag. It seems to us as a high quality item and we had no problems with it for the 11 days we were in Playa. We carried it everywhere we went on the trip. We are bringing it back again in January. I guess we have better luck than some
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Worked very well for us A shame you didn't take advantage of the warranty, as they replace any bag with problems We still recommend the bag. It seems to us as a high quality item and we had no problems with it for the 11 days we were in Playa. We carried it everywhere we went on the trip. We are bringing it back again in January. I guess we have better luck than some
So yours also failed and you had to have it replaced...


They have replaced ours under warranty the first time and has done it again the very next use with no more warranty replacenment, regardless the locking mechanism will not prevent someone from stealing the bag it will only keep the honest people honest. Any security is only as good as its weakest link and the zipper pulls will break with little pressure. They want $55 (delivered) for a bag that without the $3 lock would sell for only $9.99. It is a novelty and that is about it, in no way shape or form will it protect your valuables if someone wants to take them. If nothing else the lock itself suggest there are valuables in the bag. The only beach security that is full proof is actual posession of your valuables at all times never rely on gadgets or a canvas bag with a toy lock and chain to protect your goods.
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hey skitter,,,howd you make out,,,in akumal i mean,,,
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The KYSS bag is designed to prevent the "grab and go" type theft. It does that. Our interior liner also tore away with minimal use. It's still doing the job I need it to do though.
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The KYSS bag is designed to prevent the "grab and go" type theft. It does that. Our interior liner also tore away with minimal use. It's still doing the job I need it to do though.
Check out the products at Pacsafe. They're reinforced with steel mesh (slashproof), come in nearly every size and configuration you could need, are RF ID safe, and best of all, gender neutral. They're not ugly either.
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