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What is in your save-a-dive kit?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by skydiver30960, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. skydiver30960

    skydiver30960 Angel Fish

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    Being a firm believer that a truly functional save-a-dive kit is BUILT rather than bought, what is in yours that you consider indispensable?

    I know many out there (myself included) take "be prepared" to the extreme and could fill the trunk of their car with everything they'd LIKE to have with them. But for the purposes of this discussion let's think about keeping the kit the size of the plastic box a mask comes in, or a quart-sized ziploc bag.

    And... go!

    Ike
     
  2. TreyR

    TreyR Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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    I have a little of everything;

    Superglue
    lighter
    cave line
    bolt snaps
    hp and lp plugs
    o rings
    surgical tubing several sizes
    bungee several sizes
    Tums( for the acid reflux)
    allen wrenchs
    cresent wrenchs
    screwdrivers
    bicycle tube
    batteries
    mouth piece
    Line cookies
    Line arrows
    clothes pins
    zipper wax
    zip ties
    silicone grease
    Sharpie
    misc screws, plugs
    sex bolts
    Band aids
    Alcohol pads

    This is just whats in my offical save a dive kit. I also carry extra hp and lp hoses of various lengths, extra regs, and an extra can light.
     
  3. mala

    mala DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives:
    Location: old hampshire
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    i take whatever i cant get locally or on a boat.


    spare mask because i have reading lenses
    spare inflator because its an odd size.
     
  4. LiquidDivingAdventure

    LiquidDivingAdventure Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North America
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    I carry a lot of the same things TreyR does less the bungee cords, bicycle tube, etc. I carry lots of non-prescription meds like Sudafed, tri-antibiotic creme, cold sore creme, excedrin PM, Imodium, silicone lube for cameras, multi-tool, eye drops, small wrench, and special ear drops I make using alcohol, hydrogen perox, tea tree oil & grapefruit seed extract. I also use Ricola green tea lozenges for dry throat between dives. I do have some prescription pain pills - Tylenol-Cod - that I also carry. I have to say I have been able to help another diver or two on every trip.
     
  5. Rhodesaz

    Rhodesaz Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    I take with me many of the things mentioned. However, I also take spare batteries for the computers and lights (just in case).
     
  6. ScubaToneDog

    ScubaToneDog Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cleveland Ohio
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    I have the normal assortment of "stuff"....o-rings, tools, straps, duct tape and the such. I also carry some energy bars (carb up to warm up between dives), glucose (in cases where there may be a diabetic on board), Rantidine (aka Zantac, for allergic reactions, its a great H-2 inhibitor...oh yeah its for heartburn too) and also chapstick! Nothing more annoying than chapped lips on the ride home from a dive.
     
  7. JohnoAU

    JohnoAU Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: South Australia
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  8. Bratface

    Bratface Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: St Thomas, VI
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    Mouthpiece
    Mask Strap
    Fin Strap
    Boy Scout knife
    Zip ties
    Duct tape
    Pencil
    Hemostat--good for picking up stuff, getting into small places where fingers won't do
    Nail clippers--to cut the zip tie nice and close
    O rings
    Silicon grease
    Octo holder--comes in handy for many purposes
    A good length of thin cord to make lanyards, hold pencils to the slate, etc.
    A couple of dollar bills seem to find their way in the box
     
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  9. JOHNNY ROCKET

    JOHNNY ROCKET Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Carolina
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    Oh man do you guys make me feel un-prepared! Today I just bought my first "save-a-dive" kit. It basically consists of a few o-rings.
     
  10. Kitty_Kat

    Kitty_Kat Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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    Most of the basics mentioned and multiple tubes of sunscreen! Most of them seem to disappear from my kit and never return though... :confused:
     

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