Very nice photos. I have a question for you regarding Garuda. I'm heading to Lembeh in October for the first time ever, and I'm flying Garuda to/from Jakarta. What are their exact policies regarding carry-on luggage? Are carry-on's weighed? If so, do they force you to check them if heavy? Or merely pay an extra fee? I typically travel with a light back pack with my cameras/lenses, and a heavy (but appropriately sized external dimensions for all US carriers) carry-on Pelican hard shell case with my housing, strobes, etc etc etc. This has worked for any flights I've ever been on for numerous destinations in the Caribbean. Garuda's website notes a 7kg weight limit for carryons. Did it seem like they were actively checking weight on bags? My Pelican case is way over 7kg. All my valuable equipment are in padded compartments, and the case is hard (and can be locked), so I could theoretically check it, but it is my MUCH preferred option to keep it with me.
Any insight you can add would be helpful. Thanks!
I flew many many times with Garuda and always with one Loewepro 200 with 2 camera , 3-4 lenses and accessories ( 7 Kg ) and one ultralight sansonite trolley with housing , arms , 2 strobe , dome , wet lense , clamp , laptop ( 12 Kg ) .
I dont remember any weight control at check in . Anyway I usually take out from trolly some equipment and put them in a photographic jacket .... just in case ....
And with Garuda you can have as chek in baggage + 23 Kg for diving equipment on top of the regular 20 Kg .