Travel Tip: Create Your Packing List Early

Travel Tip: Create Your Packing List Early

Dec 19
Travel Tip: Create Your Packing List Early

You made your deposit a year ago and are all paid up for your big dive trip next week. One surefire way to put a damper on your trip is to forget to pack a vital item such as a camera battery, charging cable or memory card. The best way to remember everything you’ll need to so to create a packing list as early as possible and update it a couple times before you leave.  We wanted to share our standard packing list as a good place to start when creating your own list.


Camera Gear & Electronics

• Camera Body

• Lenses

• Strobe Units

• Clamps and arms for strobes

• Batteries for Flash

• Batteries for Camera

• Memory Cards

• Spare sync cables

• Portable Hard Drive(s)

• Laptop

• Charging Cable for Laptop

• Cable for Hard drive

• Cable for camera (to transfer images to laptop/hard drive)

• Lens Cleaning Kit

• Moisture absorption packets

• Renter’s Insurance (in case of theft)


Scuba Gear

• Dive Computer (with fresh batteries)

• Regulator


• Wet/Dry Suit (gloves, hood, booties, etc)

• Fins

• Mask & Snorkel

• Tank(s) if needed

• Certification Card

• Log Book

• Diver’s Insurance (in case of emergency)


Travel Gear

• Backpack / Suitcase

• Appropriate clothes for location (keeping in mind weather, cultural issues, etc)

• Towel

• Toiletries

• Medicine

• Passport and travel documents (visas, etc)

• Emergency Contacts and copies of important documents


Suggested Items

• Sea Sickness Medicine

• Ear Plugs

• Ear drops

• Small first aid kit

• Guide Book / Language guide

• MP3 Player & Earphones

• Recreational reading book(s)


Try and create this list at least a week prior to your trip. That will give you time to make any modifications as well as give you time to pack.

Don’t forget the importance of travel insurance to travel with peace of mind and avoid unexpected costs.