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Dan's Smart Guide To Travel

LRay23 Feb, 2018

DAN's Smart Guide to Travel


Know Before You Go:  How to Plan Your Dive Trip

  •  Dive Travel Packing Checklist
  •  Travel Preparation Timeline
  •  Tips for Health and Safety
  •  Gear Care Guidelines

Whether you're taking a 23-hour flight to Malaysia or a 23-minute drive to the shore, all diving involves some form of travel. For this reason, DAN recognizes travel safety as a key aspect of our mission. This Smart Guide is a quick and easy reference tool to help you prepare for your dive travel to local and international destinations.

 

Basic Packing Checklist

The following checklist is not comprehensive. It is intended to provide a foundation to make it easier for you to customize according to the specific details of your trip. Copy, scan, or retype and customize this list, adding in any specialized equipment you need, as well as your clothing, toiletries, and other personal items necessary for your trip.

 

Essentials

◻ Certification card (C-card)

◻ DAN membership card

◻ Hat

◻ Nutritious snacks

◻ Sunscreen

◻ Water

◻ ____________

◻ ____________

 

Gear

◻ BC/BCD

◻ Booties/fins

◻ Cutting tool or dive knife

◻ Dive computer

◻ Exposure suit

◻ Gear bag

◻ Gloves

◻ Hood

◻ Lights

◻ Mask

◻ Reels

◻ Regulator

◻ Snorkel

◻ Surface signal

◻ Tank(s)

◻ Weight

◻ Whistle

◻ ________________

◻ ________________

 

Specialized equipment
(optional)

◻ Camera and other photography equipment

◻ Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)

◻ Oxygen unit

◻ Rebreather

◻ Speargun

◻ ________________

◻ ________________

 

“Save-a-dive” kit

◻ Batteries

◻ Clasps

◻ Defogger spray

◻ Duct tape and waterproof adhesive/sealant

◻ Fin buckles and straps

◻ Lighter

◻ Mask strap or extra mask

◻ Multi-tool (including an adjustable
wrench and hex key)

◻ O-ring kit (including O-rings for high- and low-pressure hoses, an O-ring pick and silicone grease)

◻ Regulator mouthpiece

◻ Snorkel keeper

◻ Weight belt or buckle

◻ White trash bag (or some white working surface)

◻ Zip ties/cable ties and bungee cord/shock cord

◻ Zipper wax

◻ Dive tables

◻ ________________

◻ ________________

 

First-aid kit

Basics

◻ Nitrile (hypoallergenic)

◻ CPR barrier (oronasal)

◻ Tweezers

◻ Safety pins

◻ Scissors

◻ Soap (or antiseptic solution or wipes)

◻ First-aid guide

 

Dressings and bandages

◻ Adhesive bandages (such as Band-Aids)

◻ Gauze pads and rolls

◻ Triangular bandages

◻ Elastic bandages(such as Ace Bandages)

◻ Medical tape

 

Accessory items

◻ Vinegar

◻ Sterile saline solution

◻ Irrigation syringe

◻ Hot and cold packs

 

Medications

◻ Aspirin

◻ Acetaminophen
(such as Tylenol)

◻ Ibuprofen
(such as Motrin or Advil)

◻ Diphenhydramine
(such as Benadryl)

◻ Hydrocortisone cream

◻ Antibiotic ointment

◻ Dimenhydrinate
(such as Dramamine)

◻ Loperamide
(such as Imodium)

◻ Antacid (such as Tums)

◻ ________________

◻ ________________

 


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