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(@jmclendon79)
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My current girlfriend, is very adamant in not snorkeling. She thinks a shark's going to eat her. I'm ok w/ that. I just want to do a few days of visiting some awesome beaches........ Our condo is set on Sapphire bay w/ in a 100ft........ I just wanna do more than "OH WOW!". Please let me know what to do? This is the first time for us to go. What do we need to do? Where do we go? What do we do? We have a full 7 days, I just don't want to send it sleeping and missing out on something is all. THANKS FOR ALL ADVICE!!!!!!!! 🙂

-Jason
Oklahoma

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 12:30 am
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jmclendon79 wrote:
My current girlfriend, is very adamant in not snorkeling. She thinks a shark's going to eat her. I'm ok w/ that. I just want to do a few days of visiting some awesome beaches........ Our condo is set on Sapphire bay w/ in a 100ft........ I just wanna do more than "OH WOW!". Please let me know what to do? This is the first time for us to go. What do we need to do? Where do we go? What do we do? We have a full 7 days, I just don't want to send it sleeping and missing out on something is all. THANKS FOR ALL ADVICE!!!!!!!! 🙂

-Jason
Oklahoma

Freudian slip? 😀 Don't even try and encourage her - let the sight of snorkelers who'll be everywhere you go be the deciding factor. You enjoy yourself (there's great snorkeling at Sapphire) and also plan a boat trip to enjoy even more. She can sit it out on the boat and enjoy sun and cocktails. She'll "get real" eventually (hopefully) and, if she doesn't and moans about the good time she's not having then don't bring her back here. What DOES she enjoy doing so we can maybe offer some suggestions to combine both your interests?

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 7:17 am
(@jmclendon79)
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[quote=jmclendon79]
My current girlfriend, is very adamant in not snorkeling. She thinks a shark's going to eat her. I'm ok w/ that. I just want to do a few days of visiting some awesome beaches........ Our condo is set on Sapphire bay w/ in a 100ft........ I just wanna do more than "OH WOW!". Please let me know what to do? This is the first time for us to go. What do we need to do? Where do we go? What do we do? We have a full 7 days, I just don't want to spend it sleeping and missing out on something is all. THANKS FOR ALL ADVICE!!!!!!!! 🙂

-Jason
Oklahoma

Freudian slip? 😀 Don't even try and encourage her - let the sight of snorkelers who'll be everywhere you go be the deciding factor. You enjoy yourself (there's great snorkeling at Sapphire) and also plan a boat trip to enjoy even more. She can sit it out on the boat and enjoy sun and cocktails. She'll "get real" eventually (hopefully) and, if she doesn't and moans about the good time she's not having then don't bring her back here. What DOES she enjoy doing so we can maybe offer some suggestions to combine both your interests?

Sleeping! and yes, I've tried to encourage her several times. I'm hoping she changes once we get there, from all the pictures I've seen of snorkeling and just the water/scenery it is beautiful. I did see that there was an underwater park you could walk through some where on St. Thomas and it was $65.00 per person, and I've tried to get her pumped up for that and it was a no. I've mentioned doing the boat trip that was a no. We both like to travel and see new places, eat new foods, shop, and be outside. I'm more of a water person because I grew up at the lake as a child, so swimming, and things of that nature I really enjoy. Plus I've had a few friends that have gone to St. Thomas and highly recommend the snorkeling. Thanks again for your help! 🙂

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 11:41 am
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Check out my post #15 under the topic "which beach is best for my six yearold to try snorkling?"

https://www.vinow.com/wwwtalk/read.php?4,116671,116711#msg-116711
Subsitute "Girl Friend" for "little kid/small children/your daughter".

Or just leave your girl friend parked in beach chair (reading/sleeping/drinking/knitting/texting/pouting) while you snorkel for an hour or so.

Go to STJ. Maybe sign-up for the ranger led "reef bay trail" hike.

Other can give advise about shopping (not my favorite pasttime). .

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 12:19 pm
(@just4steven)
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Ok, so I did my first 2 snorkels in my life a month ago. I am getting older and paranoid, lol. Did Smith Bay, right by where you will be, and then Hotel on the Cay on St Croix. Let me tell you, it took me about 10 minutes to actually stick the mask under water WHILE still in a depth of 4 feet and standing. I eventually went in more and started. I TOTALLY FREAKED OUT AND PANIC ATTACKED!!!!! That video I am hiding, lol. It is CRAZY! HOWEVER........... AND PLEASE LISTEN.......... I went to calmer areas, I just could not stop, I could not stop thinking about it and what I would find next! This was all going through my mind within a few seconds. I kept on going and going and still had the "panic attacks", lol, but it was one of the coolest things I have done in my life I just could not stop! Right now, I am CRAVING to go back to St Croix or St Thomas just to snorkel!!! And pay great attention to this, the reason why! My family usually goes to Florida and I have lived in Florida for a few years......... well, I am paranoid to go snorkeling there! If someone has some true facts or articles please post them, and correct me if I'm wrong please, but you are going to basically run into almost NO SHARKS or nothing dangerous around STX OR STT. Yeah, there might be a small nurse shark here or there and maybe something inside the reefs that souround STX, but this has got to be a fact, you go snorkeling off of Key West, FL and you are bound to see much more dangerous things that could injure or kill you, but off of St Thomas and St Croix, well, you will see much more beauty and......... again, someone correct me, but almost ZERO sharks or things that actually would want to take a bite at you. A tip that everyone snokeling with me told was "dude, think about it, they don't eat flesh, they eat plants". This is in the islands of course. I'm just babbling but wanted to say I was paranoid myself, I can't find the references right now, but basically you will see ZERO things that can harm you and everything will be BEAUTIFUL!!!

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 6:49 pm
(@tammyamo)
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We just returned and are not big snorklers anymore. However, we took the New Horizons daysail and the Capt. took us in to Honeymoon beach , by dinghy. It was the most secluded, awesome beach ever. We were the only2. people on the beach. The water was warm and soooo clear. I felt like a millionaire on a private beach. Some people just lounged on the boat, others snorkled, everyone drank painkillers and lunch was great. It was a great day. if she doesnt enjoy Sapphire then maybe u should feed her to the sharks....LOL

 
Posted : April 26, 2012 6:46 pm

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