Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Scuba Trip

An all-inclusive downloadable packing check list of what to bring on your oceanic adventure.

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Checklists

Pre-Departure

  • Passport/Visa(s)/Personal Identification
  • Cash & Credit/ATM Card(s)
  • Check expiration dates on IDs and Credit Cards
  • Inform bank/credit cards companies if you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging
  • Reservations & Itineraries
  • Hotel/Tour Contact Info
  • Printed copies of Tickets/Passports/ Emergency Information
  • Email yourself a copy of a your passport, drivers license, medical cards & itinerary
  • Scuba Certification Card
  • Check BCD for Leaks
  • Check Regulators for Leaks

Diving Gear List

  • Dive Computer/Console
  • Wetsuit, Booties & Hood
  • Bathing suit(s)
  • Snorkel, Fins & Mask (pack an extra mask)
  • BCD Vest
  • Cylinder (filled)
  • Dive Watch
  • Dive Light & Batteries
  • Gauges
  • Gloves
  • Mesh Goody Bag
  • Dive Knife
  • Logbook
  • Regulatory Mouthpiece (pack an extra)
  • Slate
  • Weight Belt & Weights
  • Surface Signaling Device
  • O-rings
  • Marine Life Books
  • Lift Bag
  • Regulator Mouthpiece & Tie Wraps
  • Fin straps & Mask Straps
  • Dive Flag & Beacon
  • Defogger
  • Mask and Slate Cleaner
  • Sandals with straps to secure to feet
  • Multipurpose/water shoes
  • Gear organizers with padded protection
  • Cable lock

Travel Gear

  • Main Travel Bag/Rolling Luggage/ Duffel
  • Backpack/Carry-on Bag
  • Money Belt or Security Pouch
  • Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool (pack in checked luggage)
  • Water Bottle and/or 3L Water Bladder
  • Lightweight Binoculars
  • GPS/Compass
  • Water Purification System, SteriPen or Iodine Tablets

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Easy Care Clothing
  • Rain Jacket/Outer Shell
  • Fleece/Down Jacket
  • Clothing for Layering
  • Sandals/Water/Travel Shoes
  • Sun hat with Brim & Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana

Everyday Accessories

Toiletries

Travel Health

*Consult your health center or physician for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.

  • Travel Health Information
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Adhesives, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions (Copies of Scripts)
  • Pain & Fever Relievers
  • Cold Medicines & Throat Lozenges
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Antibacterial Ointment/ Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm with SPF
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Sting Reliever/Mosquito Net
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations specific to the region you’re traveling
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars & Snacks

Home Checklist

  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Post Office to hold/Stop Newspaper
  • Arrange care of pets, lawn & plants
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children
  • Clean Out refrigerator
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeowner’s insurance for specific directives

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

You’re doing different types of things on your trip which requires you to travel with a different mix of gear and clothing. Think through your activities to determine how large of a bag you’ll need.

A Two-In-One Bag Solution – with a zip-off gear bag for clothing and a bin for carrying damp or dirty gear, it’s perfect for multi-activity travel.

A Super Large Wheeled Gear Bag or Duffel – fits all your gear and clothing in one space. Add a packing system to help keep it organized. (As your bag gets bigger, make sure you don’t go overweight when packing.)

A Convertible Backpack - great for those times when you may need to wheel it rather than carrying it on your back.

Pack-It™ System

When traveling with gear and clothing for lots of activities, staying organized becomes very important. Enter the Pack-It™ System: you’ll wonder how you managed without it.

Pack-It™ Cubes, Double Cubes and Gear Organizers – maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, clothes and accessories; multiple sizes offer versatility.

Pack-It™ Two-Sided Cubes – separate dirty from clean clothing or different types of gadgets and clothing in one contained space

Pack-It™ Sacs – tuck away all the little things that seem to get lost.

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress bulky items or store dirty laundry up to 80% of their original size.

Necessities

Stay well-rested and comfortable and keep your valuables away from greedy hands.

First Aid Kit

Travel Neck or Back Pillow

Eye Shade & Ear Plugs

Music Player, Headphones and Travel Speakers

Travel Alarm

Travel Locks

Luggage ID Tags

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be sized right and will accommodate your daily travel needs well. It should be organized and durable especially if you’re logging serious mileage.

Backpack – perfect for hands-free convenience and organization

Shoulder Bag – a small cross-body bag is great for the essentials; perfect for exploring new places and with the ability to tuck away inside your backpack if needed

Waistpack – Maybe it’s as easy as a waistpack – everything you need right at your fingertips