Tips for Flying with Scuba Gear
If you’re an avid diver and you’re taking a scuba trip to Belize to enjoy diving in the Caribbean Sea, you most likely want to bring your own gear; it’s yours, you’re comfortable using it, and you’ve financially invested in it, so of course, you want to bring it on your diving adventures. Taking an airplane with scuba gear can be challenging and at times frustrating, but it’s ultimately worth it to bring it along with you. Here are some tips for flying with scuba gear on your next diving vacation!
Choose The Right Airline
One of the most important tips for flying with your scuba gear is choosing the right airline to accommodate your needs. When booking the trip, do your research into several different airlines to gauge their general rules, including the limitations on the number of bags you can bring and the overall weight limit of your luggage. It’s often safe to assume that cheaper and more affordable flights are likely to be more restrictive in their baggage and carry-on policies, while higher-cost flights may be more accommodative.
Choosing the right airline also means choosing the right price for your budget. When you’re doing your initial research into the airlines that you could potentially use, look into each airline’s individual pricing plans and baggage fees as some airlines charge far more than others when it comes to luggage.
Be Mindful About What You Pack
We know that it can be very tempting to pack everything you own in order to finally have a chance to use all of your equipment in the deep blue sea, however, it’s always wise to be practical about what you pack, what is necessary, and what will benefit you in the long run. Consider renting the bulkiest items when you arrive at your destination to diminish the weight of your luggage, and only pack necessary and very personal gear like your BCD, dive suit, regulator, mask and fins. This can be one of the more frustrating scuba gear flying tips, however, it can significantly benefit you (and your wallet) on your trip.
Keep Airport Security In Mind
If you decide to bring some of your scuba gear in your carry-on, make sure that you’ve organized your bag well enough to avoid stress at the airport! Going through airport security requires your full attention as well as several pieces of documentation like your passport and boarding pass. Pack mindfully so you don’t have to take out gear like your dive computer in order to get to your wallet or your passport. Remember to pack your dive knife in your suitcase and not in your carry-on!
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