What do you keep in your boat bag when diving?

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asked Feb 23, 2017 in Scuba Diving by revgramza (1,095 points)
My wife and I both carry dry bags when we dive from boats.  What do you keep in yours?

4 Answers

+1 vote
answered Feb 24, 2017 by ricom (175 points)
selected Feb 24, 2017 by revgramza
Best answer
For me, it depends on what I am planning to do the rest of the day and whether I've brought my full scuba equipment or am renting.  I think the essentials in a dry bag are IDs and PADI cards, log book, money or credit cards, towel, shorts and a t-shirt, sunglasses, and sunscreen.  I also try to consider the size boat I am on.  If I am on a small boat where you can't even really walk around, I try to be respectful and not bring anything more than I will use on the dive.  Hopefully, if you are on a boat like that, the shop has a secure place you can leave your dry bag for when you return from the dive.  Even on a large dive boat, I try to bring the smallest dive bag possible, especially when I have all my own dive equipment so I am not a space hog.
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answered Apr 25, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
I'll have chapstick, sunscreen, small pack of Kleenex, money, my save a dive kit (extra o rings, extra mask strap, extra fin strap etc.), benedril spray and pills, logbook, phone, small first aid kit.
+1 vote
answered Feb 23, 2017 by A_WakeSkate (70 points)
  • ID / driver license.
  • Salt water fishing license; with Lobster stamp (you have to make sure you are legal).
  • Regulator, octopus, back up and blah.
  • Dive Knife. (you never know when you will need one)
  • Dive gloves. I prefer Kevlar; no getting stabbed by bugs or fish.
  • Dive booties. tusa FTW
  • Rash guard / warm'E shirt; 2mm / 3mm thick.
  • Mask with case; atomic frameless. (I love it!)
  • BCD.
  • Fins; I like frogs.
  • Mares Men's Rash Guard Pants.
+1 vote
answered Apr 26, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I always have my save a dive kit, my PADI c cards, phone, ID's, computer batteries, a towel, shorts and of course a couple of extra Shark-Zen performance shirts, an extra to use as a rash guard and a dry one to wear when finished diving. You have to look cool when you get off the boat. lol
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