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Scuba Gear Bag

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Neil_Andoque, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Neil_Andoque

    Neil_Andoque Dive Travel Professional

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    The Northface Base Camp Duffel Bag has been my go to travel bag for my scuba gear. Recently I purchased a pair of Mares Instinct Pro freediving fins for my LOB trip in Komodo this July and obviously the fins won't fit in my current luggage. Anyone here who can recommend a light but durable bag that can fit my current fins and my complete dive gear?
     
  2. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

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    I have a Stahlsac Smuggler. Smuggler It is within Canadian airline maximum dimensions , so no over size luggage fees. It doesn't have scuba written all over the outside of it and they have a limited lifetime warranty.
     
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  3. Neil_Andoque

    Neil_Andoque Dive Travel Professional

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    It's nice but it's a couple of inches short to fit the long fins.
     
  4. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

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    If they're only a couple of inches too long, just put them in the bag on an angle. I don't own a pair of them, so I don't know how difficult it is but the Mares website says the blades are interchangeable. Couldn't take the blades off for travel and put them back on to dive?
     
  5. Neil_Andoque

    Neil_Andoque Dive Travel Professional

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    Location: Philippines
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    The ones I purchased are the single/fixed blade, so I can't disassemble them in a way.
     
  6. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Please take a look at out bags. We have a heavy canvas one which is great for airline travel. We also have a light weight mesh bag of basically identical internal volume for use on the boat. If you use BOTH when flying and have the bags nested and the internal one upside down, the zippers will be opposing eachother and it will be much more difficult for a person to remove (steal) items from your bag during transit.

    Of course freedive fins will fit!

    https://www.makospearguns.com/Freedive-Gear-Bag-p/mfgb.htm

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    https://www.makospearguns.com/Ballistic-Mesh-Dive-Bag-p/mmb.htm

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  7. Neil_Andoque

    Neil_Andoque Dive Travel Professional

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    Location: Philippines
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    Is this with double zippers that you can use with a pad lock?
     
  8. Neil_Andoque

    Neil_Andoque Dive Travel Professional

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    Location: Philippines
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    Is this with double zippers that you can use with a pad lock?
     
  9. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Yes there are two sliders and you could lock them together if desired.
     
  10. Divectionist

    Divectionist Nassau Grouper

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    I use a Pelican Air 1637. All you ever need be it local diving or travel.
     

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