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Does anyone know if we can bring:
Yes you can bring all of the above-some units come with dishwasher detergent and dish washing soap—You would have to pack these things in your luggage that goes under the plane because they would be in larger than 3 oz. containers.
Check with the place you are staying to see what they provide. There has usually been a supply of those at the places that we’ve stayed.
You can’t bring in fruits and plants-I would guess fresh veggies too. And you can only bring in a certain amount of beer and liquor
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You may also wish to consider the weight limitations imposed by your airline in deciding what to bring. Any savings may be lost in overweight luggage penalties.
Also check with your airline and/or the TSA regulations. I seem to recall certain liquids like bleach and lighter fluid are not permitted at all, including in the checked luggage.
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Thanks. I note you also posted in the baseball thread and I’ll respond there…. briefly
Don’t be such a stranger, you have lots of GC insights for our less experienced members. We’ve missed your contributions!
Is there anything else that i have to add on for a tour?
Still hopping to hijack my husband to go in July (won’t know for sure till next week) In the mean time I am putting together a little book to surprise him on the vacation plans. One page is his packing list. We are not big drinkers, so no wine or rum. ?
Our favorite sunscreen is the compressed air spray kind. Would the airlines mind if we put it into our check luggage???
Anyways, here is the list so far. Any other suggestions???
• Bathing Suits
• Beach Bag
• Bug Spray
• Button Down Shirts
• Camera Battery Charger
• Cover Shirts
• Customs Forms
• Dive Book/Log
• Dive Boots
• Dive Cards
• Dive Charts
• Dive Compass
• Dive Computer
• Dive Flag
• Dive Gloves
• Dive Hood
• Dive Knife
• Dive Light
• Dress Shirts
• Extra Camera Battery
• Extra Memory Sticks
• Flip flops
• Light Jacket
• Light Walking Shoes
• Notepad and Pencil
• Patches to trade
• Rain Gear
• This Booklet
• Underwater Camera
• Water Shoes/Sandals
• Wet Suit
• Zip Lock Bags
Wow, talk about being organized!
It looks to be a pretty comprehensive list. And, who needs underwear anyway! You have the basics; dive gear and a copy of the Activity Guide! Don’t forget to pick up the latest issue right there in the airport near where you collect your luggage.
You could take dive gloves off the list since they’re taboo in the Cayman Islands.
We almost always find that we’ve left something behind. Fortunately, nearly everything we need is available on the island.
There are some things you could choose to leave at home and plan on getting once you are there. For example, things like sunscreen and toiletries could be gotten on the island to save space and weight in your luggage. I often go light on shirts and tank tops since we always end up buying some at our destination.
If you use a camera housing for underwater work, take an extra set of neoprene O-rings for it, since these might not be in stock at a store when you really need them!
The ziplock bags are great. I’m glad we’re not the only ones who use them. We take several sizes and find them priceless. I also take 50 feet or so of parachute cord (available through Cabela’s or any local Army-Navy type store) for making field expedient clothes lines and such. It takes up almost no space and weighs next to nothing.
If either of you suffer periodic clearing issues, (and even if you don’t, come to think of it), google up “Clear-Ease” from Hydro-Med and take a bottle. It is an all natural enzyme that helps keep ear tubes open.
Any medication should be taken with you. We always take more than enough for the trip length. It never hurts to have a copy of the prescription and note from the doctor if the med is something heavy-duty to help eliminate problems with customs.
If you take any supplements (we won’t go without our Max GXL), take them with you, too.
Now, what to definitely leave behind is job and family stress. Get to the island, kick back into dive mode and enjoy the heck out of it!
Thanks for the tips. We should know by the end of the week if we can go. You rock. ? (and no, no underwear. ? )
Oh yeah, why is it tabu to wear dive gloves???