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Thread: What is in your save-a-dive kit?


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    What is in your save-a-dive kit?

    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!


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    If you're reading this I'm not
    cave diving :(

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    Sep 2010
    Charlotte, N.C.
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    I have a little of everything;

    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
    bicycle tube
    mouth piece
    Line cookies
    Line arrows
    clothes pins
    zipper wax
    zip ties
    silicone grease
    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.

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    cutting back on the fags

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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.
    living near the sea

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    LiquidDivingAdventure's Avatar
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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.

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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).

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    All Wet!

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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.

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    is an underwater
    trash collector

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    I'm a Fish!
    Mask Strap
    Fin Strap
    Boy Scout knife
    Zip ties
    Duct tape
    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
    Gudu likes this.

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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.

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    Mmmm coffee...

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    San Diego, CA & Turks and Caicos Islands
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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...

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