Have you ever tried to pack for a trip? You know the excruciating pain of trying not to forget anything… underwear… check. Toothbrush… check. night clothes… check. And the list goes on. But when you are going on a dive trip, there is additional stuff you need to make sure you pack… like your dive gear. Enter our blog post for today. Not all airlines are the same, but most airlines have a fee for checked bags these days. Be sure you check with the airline you’re flying to know the exact regulations. This particular guide is based off a checked bag that can weigh no more than 50 lbs.
Let’s start with your bag. Every big bag that you pack your gear in to weighs different amounts. For our demonstration here, we’re using the SCUBAPRO 10lb Caravan bag that has rolling wheels. I put the empty bag on my scale to see how much weight you initially are using from your 50lb maximum. By the way, getting a good weight scale is beneficial! The SCUBAPRO website says it weighs 10lbs. My scale says 9.6. If you want to weigh on the side of caution (which sometimes is helpful) go with 10. So let’s do the math. Say it with me 50-10=40. We’re not going to do any of this Common Core Math… We’re going to stick to the basics! If you want to go by our weight scale (which I know is pretty darn accurate) then we have 50-9.6=40.4.
The next thing you don’t want to forget to pack is your fins. Here lately a bunch of us have tried a few different styles of fins and what I can tell you is… when you find your faves, stick with them! Or else, don’t try to switch up on a long dive trip… try at a lake dive where it’s just a day, not a full week or even in a pool setting! You’ll thank me . For our demonstration here we packed the SCUBAPRO Seawing Nova Gorilla Fins.