Exploring our blue planet is one of the best things about being a scuba diver. You’ll go places people have never heard of and see things others can only imagine.
But before you can giant stride into a magical underwater wonderland, you have to pack…and sometimes pay an airline to take your gear. The solution: wear your scuba gear on the plane!
All kidding aside, here are some quick tips to make your next dive trip a little easier.
#1 Download the Scuba Diving Vacation Checklist to ensure you don’t forget something important.
#2 Visit iflybags.com to view baggage restrictions and fees for most of the major air carriers.
#3 Contact a PADI Dive Shop in the area where you’re traveling to find out about special permits and/or prohibited items. Some diving destinations do not allow spearfishing equipment. Others prohibit dive gloves.
#4 If you’re traveling out of the country, contact your bank and credit card company to alert them where you’re going. Your charges from another country may be flagged as fraudulent and declined.
BONUS TIP: visit ScubaEarth.com to view recently logged dives in your travel destination. Check out tips from local divers and view ratings to discover the top local sites.