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Packing, Travel, Resort and Diving Tips for SB Invasion 2017 Roatan

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Invasion 2017 Roatan' started by ROXANNE, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. leoparddog

    leoparddog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Marietta GA
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    For those who have been to AKR in the past, are there hooks over the beds for mosquito nets? Considering if I should buy one.
    thanks
     
  2. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,889
    2,302
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    I don't remember there being any. We didn't have any problems in our room, but one crew member did. I believe she had left her door open for a prolonged time and they got into the rooms. It's the same here in Florida to not leave the doors open especially during dusk, night and dawn times.
     
  3. leoparddog

    leoparddog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Marietta GA
    80
    139
    33
    Thanks Roxanne. The girls are bit more sensitive to bug bites than I am. I probably should pack a fly swatter. I know Lilyan will be on the skeeter hunt every night before bed. :)
     
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  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    5,541
    2,821
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    Does anyone know if the butane cartridges for the thermacell mosquito repellent devices can be purchased in Roatan? They work quite well, but flying with the butane cartridges I'm sure is a no-no.
     
  5. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,889
    2,302
    113
    We'll check with the resort.
     
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  6. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,889
    2,302
    113
    We checked with the resort. They do not carry them or do they want you using them at the resort.
     
  7. FishgutsB

    FishgutsB Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Myrtle Beach SC
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    Thanks taking the time and all the wonderful advice . We are scripting our plan and packing by it. You would think my house is getting ready to land at Normandy. Can some offer specific past practice and how to on the packing of the lithium batteries for the dive lights. Batteries are not in original packing. Thanks and we are looking forward to so many new friends!!!!!!'
     
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  8. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,889
    2,302
    113
    We store each battery in plastic battery cases. There are various sizes for the different size batteries. If we don't have cases, then we use the little plastic bags you can find at the store. 1 per bag. Then we'll put them into a larger hard plastic container. I'll look up a few links to show you options.
    This is what we do, but again I strongly urge you to check with your airline and abide by their rules.


     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017
  9. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    3,889
    2,302
    113
  10. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    5,541
    2,821
    113
    During my last international trip (another invasion) I put rechargeable lithiums into a pelican case like this one: Pelican #1020 Micro Case (I think mine might have been slightly larger). I had no problems coming or going. I also brought disposable lithium batteries in their original packaging. No problem on the way down, but the unused disposable batteries were confiscated at the airport before the return flight. I guess the security guard needed new batts for her walkman or something.

    Maybe I'd have had better luck if they were opened and in a pelican case as well.

    Roxanne, I like the plastic baggie idea. I'll have to order some up on amazon real quick. Good way to prevent shorts.
     
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