Diving and travelling is more fun when you have everything with you that you need. Max out on your baggage allowance and take everything with you that you need.

Dive Equipment

- mask & snorkel (snorkel for potential snorkeling with animals)

- wetsuit   (3mm 27-30°C, 5mm 22-26°C, 7mm <21°C)

- rash guard/thick rash guard (sharkskin or other)

- dry bag / dry backpack

- torch and optional back-up

- BCD, reg, booties, fins -  hoodie&gloves for wrecks&caves

- computer & spare computer

- reef hook (coil type recommended)

- pointer

- knife / line cutter

- regulator serviced?

- BCD functioning?  Check all gear straps. Servicing?

- Surface Marker Buoy (mandatory)

Do you need an SMB? Yes you do!! Read this if unsure.

Camera Kit

This is an extensive list - depending on your camera kit you might not need many of these items. 

- Camera / lenses / housing / drone

- Gopro / filter / selfie stick / handles

- Accessories kit incl tools, wiping cloth

- Batteries for camera, strobe, gopro, drone

- Spare batteries, strobe, lighting cable, chargers

- Memory cards

- Spare arms clamps etc

- Hot shoe mount & target light

- Macro dome and wide angle & spare

- Diopter for macro and fish-eye

- Snoot

- Wrist strap

- Allen key set and tools (not in carry-on)

- Cleaning equipment

- Detergent for run-free splitshots

- Camera bag for carrying camera

- Topside camera and lens

- External flash for topside

- Camera bag and straps for land photo / splash guard

- Multiplug / extra international power adapters



- Tripod

- Lights and batteries, spare batteries, spare charger

- Floats for neutral buoyancy

General & Flight Day

- e-ticket print (always for passport control)

- passport (6 months validity after trip end)

- local money AND spare USD

- sleeping mask and head rest pillow

- pen

- headphones & adapter for plane (charge noise cancelling)

- drivers license / international drivers license

- Reusable water bottle

- travel insurance? insurance card/numbers

- PADI dive cards / log book

- Dive Insurance card / renewed

- Business cards

- Pocket knife & tools out of carry-on luggage

- Tickets, vouchers, addresses printed out?

- Check baggage allowance

- International power adapter and phone chargers

- Out-of-Office set up

- turn off mobile roaming on phone


Normal Equipment

- chargers phone, ipad, computer

- international power adapters

- computer (charged) and charger (photographers)

- ipad? download movies?

- headphones

- sun glasses

- spare glasses (long trip) / contacts

- head lamp or torch

- e-reader / Games / Bluetooth speaker

- watch

- binoculars

- coffee (item thanks to Daniel)

- DUCT tape



- spare swim trunks

- strong shoes for walking expeditions

- rain jacket (always)

- warm sweater (always)

- hat / cap / beanie (always)

- warm socks (always)

- sleeping clothes (aircon)

- flip flops


- sun lotion

- mozzie spray

- contact lens solution

- motion sickness pills

- diaria, headache solutions

- ear cleaning solution

- contact lens fluid

Extras for Tech Diving

- Big bladder

- Stage regs

- DIN adapter and O-Rings

- 2-3 torches, cannister light

- Extra mask 

- Spare computer

- Additional depth gauge (e.g. another dive computer)

- Wetsuit – the longer in the water, the colder you get

- Strap cutter

- Backup reel

- Line markers

- Jon line 

- Extra clamps, double-enders, bungees etc

- Yellow back-up SMB

- Slates

- Duct Tape

- Water proof marker pens


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