How I Pack Dive Gear To Travel Via Airplane

How I Pack Dive Gear To Travel Via Airplane

In this video, Lake Hickory Scuba and Marina’s lead instructor Bryan Stafford, shows you how he packs his dive gear to travel on an Airplane.

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  1. armando camilleri on July 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Ever since 1950, when Mares was founded by Italian free diving champion Ludovico Mares, the company has been at the forefront of diving technology. His considerable experience as a diver during World War II and his innate manual skill transformed his passion for diving into a leading business that has opened the undersea world to millions of enthusiasts around the globe. So the name’s pronounce is not MOIRIS like you always say in your video but MARES a like in arc; and e like in elegant just for your info !!!

  2. D. Hunter on July 20, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I’m totally going to buy one of those dive hangers for my motorcycle jacket as it rains a lot where I am and I travel a ton for work.

    That said, my last dive trip kind of sucked as I rented my gear and it didn’t really work for me (I couldn’t seem to get the hang of the configuration quickly enough to really feel comfortable). Kind of hoping for a portable solution so I can bring my own stuff (I don’t own a car, just a motorcycle, so portable is the name of the game for me).

  3. LA5150 on July 20, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I need tips on packing all my personal clothing in one small backpack like you’ve done:)

  4. Bogy 1 Kinoby on July 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Great Video!

  5. MasonNewman on July 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

    How do you put your scissors on your BCD?

  6. Kimon Froussios on July 20, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I’m not too comfortable travelling with a bag that is obviously scuba related, much as I like to advertise my hobbies. Mostly concerned about theft…

    Ever considered taking the BC in the carry-on? For a pool session once I managed to fit snorkelling fins, reg, BP/W, shorty and mask into a 35ltr backpack that I always have as carry-on. It might be useful for saving weight for a heavier suit in the checked bag (7mm or dry) and you may even be able to take a steel plate instead to go with that suit.

  7. Keyser Soze on July 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Nice rig – I would have NEVER guessed you were a Mares shop…LOL.  They should pay you a royalty.   Why is ScubaPro so popular? (I feel they have good quality – I have a MK25-S600) but I feel the quality is not better than others.  Especially if you look at the premium price of SP.

  8. Richard Unger on July 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Nice video! Ive learned a lot. I will pack my bags now in a new way. Did you ever have problems with the MARES sign on the bags? Like the airline wants you to pay the luggage
    because it is diving equipment? I´ve learned that you’re luggage and your clothing style should be a neutral as possible that you don’t get into any bad surprises during check-in.
    Some airline also ask you to pre-announce if you’re having sport equipment with you. I really like the big Mares bag and the cruise journey but the logos could make check-in difficult.

  9. Donald Rogers on July 20, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Nice video and timely. Packing kit for Domincan Republic today. Hadn’t thought of breaking down regulators. Thanks