Which equipment you should actually pack for a scuba diving trip in Komodo, remote waters in tropical destination?
Why you should pack gears for scuba diving trip to Komodo
Yes, you can always rent dive equipments for the scuba diving trip in Komodo. So, why you should consider bringing your own gears?
First, it save cost. A lot. For someone who need to get into liveaboard for the scuba diving trip, you will appreciate every chance to save up some of the budget. Equipment rent can be pretty costly on Komodo diving liveaboard. If you can rent less than you should, why not? Second, diving in equipments that you know so well and fits perfectly to your body is a lot safer. How many times have you spend dealing with poor-suited snorkel lens or loose wet-suits? Also, in times after the 2020 pandemic, you will wish to breathe through your own regulator and mouthpiece. Packing your own equipments give you the confidence of more enjoyable and safer diving, while at the same time save your money.
A shortie or 3mm dive suit
Komodo sits in the frontier of tropical country, with typical sunny skies and hot weather being its characteristic. You don’t want to pack the heavy 5mm suits there. A 3 mm or even a shortie is enough, unless you want to continue traveling to colder destination.
A travel BCD for scuba diving in Komodo
It’s very convenient when you have a BCD that fits perfectly with your body. Not too small and not too loose. Choose the lightest and fastest drying BCD for the tropical dive holiday. You can roll them up and pack them into your backpack.
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A set of regulator
Even when you don’t want to bring a BCD or wetsuit, you should really think of investing on regulator set. Make sure to service it regularly. Having a set of regulator and mouthpiece in pristine condition will give you a peace of mind while scuba diving in Komodo. When you are using the rental ones, you don’t know how it was maintained and who else have used it before. You don’t want to use a regulator that suddenly stop functioning under the sea.
A reef hook for currents in scuba diving Komodo
The Komodo is famous for its currents. Unlike Bali, Wakatobi, and other Indonesian famous dive sites, Komodo offers an incredibly rich underwater life complete with strong currents that bring in planktons to feed the life. It’s always good to be prepared with a good reef hook at hand. It will prevent you to get swept away when you a`re busy admiring the corals and fishes down there.
Are you ready for the diving adventure?