How to plan for your dive trip
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
DAN'S SMART GUIDE TO TRAVEL
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.
One of the benefits of domestic travel is that it can be more spontaneous and cost efficient than international travel. Knowing how to get and stay prepared for even a short ride to the nearest coast, lake, or quarry can help make your local trips easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Create a packing checklist based on your typical dives.
Maintain your gear so you can grab it and go.
Assemble a first-aid kit and a save-a-dive kit.
Keep your relevant certifications up to date.
BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD:
Research the weather, currents, and water temperatures at your destination.
Customize your packing checklist for this specific trip.
Check — and if necessary replenish — your first-aid kit.
Tell someone where you are going.
Remember to bring plenty of water and healthy snacks.
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