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When I first started reading the message forums I saw a post about how to keep your money on you when swimming. I searched but couldn't find it. I am looking for something we can wear while swimming that will keep our id and money dry and safe. Looked at a number of items but not sure what to buy. Thanks in advance for your input!

Posted : March 16, 2006 10:17 am
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Here's what we use, works great:

Posted : March 16, 2006 10:22 am
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Janet, Those water safe containers work well, add a ziplock bag inside for extra protection and be sure to check the seal when you close it for dirt, sand, hair ect. I buy the more expensive ziplock brand sandwich bags with the color coded seal and used two (one over the other inside my wetsuit) in a pinch and they worked great. My wife teases me about being Mr. Ziplock when we go on vacation but whatever works, Ha!

Posted : March 16, 2006 11:27 am
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I'm with Scubado about the baggies. I pack a ton of them in my luggage. All sizes. never know.

I've never bought a container to use. I use two sandwich baggies and put my credit card, driver's license and any cash I might have in them. Then I put them in my bathing suit, in front, just above my waist. OK, so I get looks when I'm reaching down to retrieve them, but so what. Rarely does the stuff get wet. If it does, it's no big deal. I hate the idea of wearing something on a string around my neck or whatever, and I dislike the idea of spending money on something when a cheap remedy will do just fine.

Of course, this works best with a one-piece suit. Hard to know where to put them when wearing a thong bathing suit.


Posted : March 16, 2006 7:24 pm
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Oh come-on Gerie thong, wet suit, one piece, speedo's it all the same might even make you look impressive? Ha!

Posted : March 17, 2006 8:36 pm
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Hey janetcantwait1 - My wife and I would volunteer to sit on the beach and hold your $s. All you have to do is buy us airfare and hotel. We are very trustworthy and references upon request (LOL)

Most dive shops in your area will have some great little devices that will keep credit cards and $s dry. I like the flat ones because they are more comortable when snorkeling.

Zip Lock bags are good alternate if my recommendation for us to watch your valuables seems a little pricey.

Posted : March 18, 2006 10:44 am

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