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27
Mar-2017

General Packing Suggestions For Travel

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In your carry-on bag, you should consider packing the following:

  • pexels-photo-30855PASSPORT (must be at least 6 months from expiring)
  • AIRLINE TICKET OR E-TICKET
  • CONFIRMATION NUMBER
    C-CARD & DAN DIVER INSURANCE ID Unless you are a student.
  • NECESSARY MEDICATONS & VITAMINS
  • REGULATOR, COMPUTER & MASK
  • SUN GLASSES, HAT
  • One BATHING SUIT
  • One change of CLOTHES
  • CAMERA, IPOD, E-READERS, ETC.

In your checked bag:

A small medic first aid bag containing:

  1. OTC MOTION SICKNESS MEDICATION – non-drowsy formula. Bonine is a good choice for a lot of people.
  2. EAR SOLUTION – OTC Swimmer’s Ear or homemade version: 1/3 white vinegar, 1/3 hydrogen peroxide, 1/3 rubbing alcohol, 1 drop baby oil per ounce, in a small plastic squeeze bottle. PUT 3 DROPS IN EACH EAR AFTER EVERY DIVE.
  3. OTC ANTI DIARRHEA MEDICATION
  4. TOILETRIES, LIP BALM, GOOD HAIR CONDITIONER
  5. INSECT REPELLANT for gnats, “no-seums”, sand fleas, mosquitoes and “Afterbite”
  6. SUN SCREEN
  7. PEPTO BISMO TABLETS
  8. HEADACHE MEDICINE
  9. DECONGESTANT MEDICATION
  10. A PERSCRIPTION OF THE GENERAL ANTIBIOTIC (COMMON NAME) CIPRO IS RECOMMENEDED WHEN TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE US
  • EXTRA BATHING SUITS
  • SAFETY SAUSAGE (SOS TUBE)
  • BCD & WEIGHT POCKETS
  • MASK DEFOGGER, SNORKEL
  • FINS, BOOTIES
  • SKIN & FULL WETSUIT – 3MM IS THE MOST COMMON FOR CARIBBEAN TEMPERATURES
  • HOODIE OR VEST OR BOTH
  • SAVE A DIVE KIT
  • DOO RAG – if thin on top!
  • CLIPS, WHISTLE, RETRACTOR
  • DIVE LIGHTS – extra batteries (pull batteries out of each light prior to checking baggage)
  • LOG BOOK
  • BOAT BAG
  • SHORTS, T-SHIRTS, SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS, TEVAS, TENNIS SHOES
  • LIGHT WEIGHT PARKA
  • SNACKS (no fresh fruits and vegetables) for the room
  • PAJAMAS if you have a roommate
  • COSMETICS & BATH NEEDS
  • GOOD SKIN LOTION & HAIR CONDITIONER
  • PLUG ADAPTERS

Check your luggage claim checks as soon as they are received to make sure your bags are routed to the correct location both directions and keep them.

Take a great attitude along. Remember, “Island Time” (slow service) is a lifestyle in some countries!

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