It’s your first diving trip and you can’t wait to hop on that plane, heading to your long-awaited diving destination. You have complete everything. You have done the try diving, finished the open water lessons, get your diving license, and it’s time to get into the real thing. Discovering the beauty of the blue water. However, packing for your very first serious dive trip could be quite overwhelming. What do you actually need to pack? What should you leave home? What’s the essentials you shouldn’t leave without? Worry not. Here we have arrange the best travel tips for scuba diving trip for beginners.
Choose the Which Scuba Diving Equipments Best to Go on Beginners Trip
Being someone with minimal experience in scuba diving trip, most beginners tend to overdo their packing. It’s not common to see newbie divers try to buy and pack every scuba gears they need. Well, you don’t actually have to. On your destination, you can always rent dive equipment—especially if you are diving with a dive centre. However, it’s recommended to bring at least your own snorkel masks, snorkel tube, fins, and dive suits. Those equipment need precise accuracy to your body shape and it could be a challenge to find a perfect fit in the equipment rental. You don’t have to bring (or buy!) a dive computer. It’s quite expensive and you can learn a lot more about them in dive centre before deciding to buy one.
Should You Bring A Travel BCD?
The perfect answer is yes. A good diver should invest on their own BCD. However, there’s a lot of BCD to choose and it’s not surprising if you get confused on which to pick. The best thing a beginner do on scuba diving trips is, again, trying out on what’s available on the dive centre. Try as many as you can! That way, you will have a clear idea of what kind of BCD you want to buy for the next dive trip.
Do Not Forget Your Holiday Insurance
Guys, never leave your home without a travel insurance. And that’s not only travel insurance, but the one that covers for scuba diving. Never skip the policy terms. Always check what type of diving the insurance allows and what it disallows. This is the best thing you can do for yourself to have the best scuba diving for beginners.
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A Waterproof Pouch or Bags for Wallets and Electronics
You are going on a dive trip. You will hop on a boat and get in the water A LOT. And you will want to bring your phone and wallet everywhere you go. A waterproof bags or watertight sealed plastic pouch is a small thing that could save your life on a dive trip. Don’t let your valuables get wet while you are having fun underwater.
A Handy Bags for Dive Kit
On a dive trip, you will moving a lot. You will be transferred from your hotel room to the dive centre’s car, and then to the boat in the dive site. Having a specially designed dive hand bag would be very useful on such trip. This is not something that’s usually a scuba diving beginners think of! You can always carry your equipments on suitcase or backpack, but they might have some issues regarding the space on the boat.