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Traveling with Drysuit (Air travel)

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by Compressor, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Mod63

    Mod63 Dive Con

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Home of the largest gathering of drunkards
    That :cool:
  2. CanadaDan

    CanadaDan DMC ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
    I've pointed these out before but if damage is what you're worried about Samsonite hard shell zipperless suitcases are hard to beat. Think of them as an ultralight Pelican case. I've got a fleet of these now, some cost me as little as $100 (every once and a while they come up on Amazon as a Warehouse special with a little box damage or possible scuff) but typically in the $200-300 range depending on colour and model (two versions, the F'Lite and S'Cure).

    Samsonite Flite GT.jpeg Samsonite Scure.jpg
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  3. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    Location dependent. ISTM that the carry-on allowance is significantly larger on the west side of the pond than it is on the east side. We can bring one item, max 55 x 40 x 20cm, max 10kg, plus one "personal item" (typically, a handbag/purse). I have enough issues bringing my camera gear in my carryon and have occasionally had to put the UW housing in checked luggage. Drysuit? Fuggetaboutit.
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  4. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid DIR Practitioner Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    Agreed. My post above from a few years ago was in relation to a Red Sea trip. My US-based airline's limits would have allowed me to take the drysuit in carry-on from the US to Europe, but the limits imposed by our European budget airline on our connecting flight to Egypt were far stricter. They measured and weighed the carry-ons. So the drysuit went in checked baggage.

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