How do you carry or check your dive gear on flights?

+1 vote
asked Mar 21, 2017 in Scuba Diving by SpongeBobby (50 points)
What's the safest and easiest way to carry gear when flying, especially if you're making connections?

4 Answers

+4 votes
answered Apr 11, 2017 by Kit (65 points)
Pack your equipment in a bag that is not made specifically for dive equipment and that has no dive related emblems or patches on it.  This will help deter theft by those looking to steal dive equipment.
+1 vote
answered Mar 24, 2017 by H2OAddict (105 points)
I recently took a trip to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen with full gear (minus tank and weights). I purchased an Osprey Farpoint 40L backpack and was able to fit all my diving gear besides fins. I did not trust the airlines with my gear and knew it would make my checked bag overweight and don't have a problem shouldering the weight.

I will take this same approach for all my future scuba trips. The last thing I want is for my gear to be lost, damaged, or stollen! I like to travel light (as possible with full gear) since I move locations on a single trip.
+1 vote
answered May 17, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
I have yet to fly with dive gear, however heading to Maui this summer so guess what I will be .  I will be taking my wife's and my gear  Here is my plan.  Carry on will have regs, computers, masks, gopro. Checked bag will have BCs, wetsuits, fins, booties, knives, save a dive kit, etc.
0 votes
answered Apr 5, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I pack my mask, regs, and computer in a carry on, The rest I check
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