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Packing Your Gear Securely/Safely and Why Have Integrated Weights If You Can't Take...

31 January 2014 - 10:32 PM



So - pretty noobie as I've never taken my own gear on a plane before. I have a good bag for it but how do I pack everything so it doesn't get broken by the handlers or whatever?


Just wrap my wetsuit and some t-shirts around the regs and first stage and air transmitter?


Also, my supervisor told me I shouldn't take my integrated weights and just use a weight belt which bums me as I bought this system...


But then, he has booked me 2x23kg check-in bags so I might just put my 13kg weights in with my BCD, regs and wetsuit for one of the 23kg bags and use the other for all other stuff and my clothes.


Without the regs a wetsuit, weights and BCD will weigh approximately 20kg. Hopefully 3kg for a Titan LX, transmitter, Suunto compass/gauge and Aqualung otci?

Fin choice, etc.

20 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

Hey fellas and ladies!


So, I start my thesis soon. Cutting a long story short, I own split fins amongst a few other things. I know I will progress in diving and underwater because of my profession (MSc to PhD next year) - is it worth me upgrading to Hollis bat dive fins ASAP because of this? 

love UW photography and whilst my skills may not perhaps be worthy of a back kick currently, the [obvious] current plan is to be to do so.


Aside from this, my apologies on behalf of the New Zealand people for poor govermental decisions regarding the environment (Wait, what kinda mint?) I can't tell you how sad I am.




Madang: how good is it?

04 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi all


I'm backpacking through PNG as well as Indonesia and the Philippines next year.

I'm going to be going to Madang - how good is the diving there, really?

I am planning on going to Kavieng for a week first and if the diving is that much better up and around there (Cheaper too?) I don't mind spend the week that I was going to spend in Madang up there.


Please advise!