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First Dive on Bonaire

The first dive of a dive trip is always a nervous goofy messed up affair. Today is no different. We are packing the truck trying to get to the dive shop for around 9:00 to do our sign up, get … Continue reading

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A thought or two or four

In one part of Bonaire, sea water is flooded into large ponds and the water is evaporated leaving only salt that is shipped elsewhere. In another part of the island, sea water is pumped into a desalination plant, the salt … Continue reading

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Carry On Packing Re-evaluation

When we got back from Dominica, I ¬†mentioned that we were going to re-evaluate our packing as our rollie bags, with dive gear, were getting too heavy. As I unpacked my bag, I made a list of items to look … Continue reading

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Dive Gear for Scuba Diving in San Salvador, Bahamas

We have a general packing list that includes warm water and cold water scuba dive gear. Before each dive trip we go through the list and cross off the items we do not need. For our scuba diving trip to … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving in the Pool

I bought my first BCD and set of regulators in the fall.¬† Although we tested the regs in the shop, I would feel better if I tested all the new gear in the water before going on a dive trip. … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle – Part 2

Test pack Options Three and Four from my last post. Here are the results: Option Three – We pull all Murray’s dive gear out but no clothes, toiletries etc. We have to play to fit four fins into his bag … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle

As I mentioned in my last post, I purchased my own BCD and regulators due to frustration with rental gear on our last dive trip. So now I have to figure out how I am going to pack this extra … Continue reading

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My Own BCD

Our packing philosophy is going to get tested severely on our next dive trip. You see, I bought a BCD and we are not 100% sure we can still get all my gear in one carry-on bag and a “purse”. … Continue reading

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Packing List Review

I have added items to the “Before Leaving” list that we had added for this trip.¬† They are: Flights – confirm flights and print boarding passes Ride to Airport – arrange for a ride or taxi to/from airport or use … Continue reading

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Packing for Utila

We spend many hours today packing for Utila. We had slowly piled wetsuits, fins, camera gear, clothes, toiletries and other stuff in the living room and today we pack it all into our carry-on bags and collect the missing items. … Continue reading

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