(Closed) Snorkeling with my ring?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
  • poll: What should I do with my ring?
    Leave it on the ship : (37 votes)
    56 %
    Wear it, but take it off before getting in the water : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Wear it and leave it on the whole time : (19 votes)
    29 %
    Other? : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How well does it fit you? Is it really tight? I know I wouldn’t wear mine snorkeling but my ring is a bit loose.

    Do you have a safe in your room or access to one? I don’t blame you for not wanting to keep the ring in your room all day. I usually took all my valuables with me on my cruise.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We bought cheap stand in rings to wear on our honeymoon because we worried about losing thousands of dollars in the ocean while surfing, snorkeling, etc. However my mom has never taken off her rings and wears them in the ocean and has never lost them, so we may just be paranoid, but wearing a cheap metal ring rather than diamonds sure did cure the paranoia, could care less if we lost them!

     

    Post # 5
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @kcr526:  THIS is why I bought a stunt ring.  I would have left it in the room but then Darling Husband pointed out that is a bad idea also.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1505 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would most likely leave it on the ship in a safe.  If they don’t have a safe, I would leave it somewhere I would only find it–like in a specific makeup compact or something (and then I would write a note to myself in my cell phone). 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d wear a stunt double and keep your real thing in the room safe.  Better safe than sorry!

    Post # 9
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Darling Husband lost his ring just simply floating in the ocean on our Honeymoon (very calm, shallow water so we were able to find it, thank the good lord). Please, please, PLEASE leave your rings in the safe!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @kcr526:  Put it on a chain and wear it underneath a rash guard if you must take the ring with you on the cruise. I am a snorkeler and I would never wear a ring while snorkeling. If the water is cool, your fingers may shrink in size and it could slip off.

     

    Personally, I would leave the ring at home and wear a cheap ring in its place.

    Post # 11
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kcr526:  We went to Hawaii shortly after we got engaged and I wore my ring the whole time.  I used a Ring Snuggie to make the fit extra snug so it would not come off in the water.

    Ring Snuggies

    Post # 12
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @kcr526:  I’m the same as you, when I don’t wear my ring I think I’ve lost it for a split second.  So we bought the stunt ring to save myself the mini heart attacks I kept having.

     

    My ring was sent out for soldering (sp?) while we were on our Honeymoon but we also have a safe at home we could have put it in.  Or give it to your parents for safe keeping, whatever you’re comfortable with.

    Post # 13
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    14404 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it’d be safer on me then left somewhere.  Imagine leaving it and getting it stolen from your room.  SO much worse.  As long as it fits well and you can’t shake it off your hand, it’s probably not going anywhere.  I’ve snorkelled, glacier hiked, scuba dived, etc with my rings.  In fact I LOVE how it photographs under water.  They are still on my finger and perfectly fine.

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    DO NOT wear your ring in the ocean. That’s just crazy talk. Maybe you’ll cheat fate and it’ll be fine, but there are overwhelming odds that the salinity will create the perfect environment for your ring to just slip off without you ever knowing. Our jeweler showed us how it worked before we left for our cruise. Said he makes a good chunk of change from couples returning from beach vacations looking to replace lost wedding bands.

    Just don’t do it. You can manage without it.

    Post # 15
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Depends how well it fits. My ring fits great and I’ve never taken it off for any swimming, snorkelling, etc. If you have a safe on the ship you could leave it there. But I personally prefer wearing mine.

    Post # 16
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I scuba dive in mine and don’t think twice about it.  They aren’t going anywhere.

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