Pack for your diving trip
It's time to pack for your diving trip and there's a lot to think about. It is important to think about how you pack. Baggage rules on flights can be very variable. It is important that you check with the airline how much you can take with you. It also says your ticket you will receive when we send it out. Cabin or hand luggage and what you are allowed to check in are often different between different airlines and ticket types. You can always bring more but expect to pay at the airport for excess weight. It is the airlines that decide how much you can take with you and how much it costs, and it varies a lot between different companies. A good way to save weight is to use light bags.
Many suitcases can sometimes weigh up to six to seven kg, and if you only have 20 kg to check in, you have already "lost" a third before you started filling your bag. Light suitcases from one to two kg are now available and are very durable and easy to carry more weight with. On board a liveaboard is it sometimes impractical to have a large suitcase as the space itself may be limited. Here is a suggested list to bring on your diving trip:
(An alternative if you are traveling with friends and family is to share certain things such as medicines and first aid to reduce weight and share between you) Think about how you will pack for your diving trip.
Diving equipment
  • Large light bag for check-in, preferably with a padlock or code lock
  • Mask and snorkel - ATTENTION! if you have a mask with corrected glasses, I recommend that you take it with you in your carry-on, which you have more control over. It is often difficult to find masks with corrected lenses, especially on board a liveaboard.
  • Fins, heel strap with spare straps
  • Boots
  • Wetsuit 3 – 5 – 7 mm
    (Note that we have links about water temperature right now and during the year at each destination on our website. It is very difficult for us to say which suit is right for everyone as sensitivity to temperatures is very individual. Feel free to look at those pages and make your own judgment which costume you think is needed)
  • Rash guards
  • dry suit ?? - when diving in cold waters
  • Regulator - without or with dry suit hose, with vest hose. Make sure it is serviced and working before you travel.
  • Yoke adapter - to regulator if you have DIN thread - Important! - Most boats today have inserts for both types but INT coupling (Yoke) is still the most common
  • Dive computer - check the batteries
  • Computer, laptop - with power adapter, power cable and camera cable
  • Dives-out
  • Vest, BCD, wing, plate
  • Knife - checked in, NOT hand luggage
  • Cleaning nozzle? - for vest hose to facilitate cleaning of, for example, camera and o-rings
  • Lamp – new batteries, or charger
  • Magnifying glass, unbreakable - to find small funny things underwater
Camera equipment
  • Camera UV or case, with flash - check the memory cards and o-rings well before you leave
  • UV housing - remove O-ring during travel or unmounted (The negative pressure in an aircraft causes the o-rings to stick and it can be very difficult to open)
  • Flashes - without batteries, without cover fitted
  • Rechargeable batteries - with at least one charger
  • Branch socket for electricity - for several simultaneous chargers, possibly adapters
  • Silicone grease - for o-rings, camera gaskets and more
  • Tools for camera and camera housing
Clothes to pack:
  • Carry-on bag - check the size and weight of what the airlines approve, sometimes it may be smartest to take the camera and housing as hand luggage and personal items. Information is available on the internet at each airline.
  • Clothes as needed - remember that you will not get significantly dirty on board and it is possible to wash, so keep the weight down.
Hygiene products:
Hygiene articles and any medicines and plasters as needed. Keep in mind that all creams and liquids may contain a maximum of 100 ml if you take them in hand luggage and must be packed in a separate plastic bag
Medicines and the like:
Medicines and the like:
ATTENTION! - If you have prescription medications, bring the prescription IF you happen to lose your medications for any reason! Preferably in English
Many liveaboarders are well equipped with medications while others don't have much at all. On board liveaboards, many people usually help each other when it comes to medicines.
Other things to bring
  • Passport, National ID *
  • Money, credit card
  • Phone
  • Laptop
  • Charger for electrical items
  • Itinerary, programs, vouchers
  • Keys - make sure you have keys and codes handy in case you are asked to open them at the airport
  • Leave information to relatives
  • Diving certificate
  • Insurance papers
* Tip is to bring copies of the passport as well or take a photo and have it on the phone, that IF…..

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