Packing Your Scuba Regulator For Travel

Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Mark Newman

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Our two cents on packing your scuba regulator for long haul travel.

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#askmark, Heyo! Longtime listener, first time caller, etc. Went with a BP/W for my first set and I'm having a really hard time keeping the power inflator on my shoulder; the corrugated hose keeps flipping off my shoulder and getting twisted up or just ending up behind the backplate and dangling down the back of the wing. Is there something I can add to my harness to keep it in place? I don't want to tie it to the D ring since I wouldn't be able to lift it to deflate. I'm using the cheap DGX Gears wing for reference. Thanks!

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Scuba Diver Magazine
2 years ago

Are you packing in your carry-on or in the hold?

hazmatops
hazmatops
10 months ago

How to pack a regulator? I wear mine around my neck like a necklace or neck tie

Ahmed Sarhan
Ahmed Sarhan
1 year ago

I pack my regs on carry on. It took quite sometime to find the perfect bag size and organisation to fit everything in. Then again, these are international flights with decent carry one luggage allowance. US flights are terrible lol

Graham The Nomad
Graham The Nomad
1 year ago

Jeez what a load of waffle. Bla Bla Bla

Amadeuss
Amadeuss
1 year ago

Computer – on my wrist.
Reg, wetsuit, mask, 1 day of clothing – carry on
I’m more concerned about them loosing the bag. Than damage.

Graham Strowes
Graham Strowes
2 years ago

I have had security at an airport refuse to let me take my regs in my hand luggage. They seemed to think it could be used as a weapon!
I had to run back to the check in desk to check my hand luggage into the hold, so I could fly,

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Reply to  Graham Strowes
2 years ago

That is part of the reason I put all my dive kit save my dive computer in my hold luggage – you just avoid any issues with an over-zealous security people!

Bloody Marvelous
Bloody Marvelous
2 years ago

My gear is brand new, so I’ll be carrying it myself. I’m sure I’ll get a lot less prissy with my gear as time goes on, and it’ll end up in my checked luggage eventually.

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Reply to  Bloody Marvelous
2 years ago

Believe me, it will end up in the hold sooner than you think when you start travelling to places with rubbish carry-on allowances…

Mario Schmitt
Mario Schmitt
2 years ago

I did both. First ever dive holliday, I checked my regs. Well cushioned inside my wetsuit, nothing to be afraid of happened. Still started to take them with me afterwards, as I don’t have lots of camera equipment. Now I‘ve bought a Peli-case, considering to check my regs again, for now being well protected in a solid flightcase.

Oren Noah
Oren Noah
2 years ago

Donate to Reef Check, please.

Paul Ready
Paul Ready
2 years ago

My charity is: Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF)

Bernard Gagnon
Bernard Gagnon
2 years ago

Me and the Mrs both dive. I carefully roll them up and stuff them in our wetsuits that are then tucked into our bcd’s. And then all that is tightly strapped in our dive roller bags. My wife likes to dress up for diners (have to admit I like it when she does 👍)at the resorts. So needless to say, dive vacations forces us to travel with 2 regular suitcases, 2 dive rollers AND carry-on bags. That’s how I explain my F150. 🤭As for the charity you might want to check a group that funds diving courses for disabled vets. Sorry but I can’t remember their name.

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Reply to  Bernard Gagnon
2 years ago

Deptherapy in the UK, Wounded Warriors in the US, I believe. Good shout.

Duncan O
Duncan O
2 years ago

Do it the same way. Pack regs in the middle of my big bag. Fins & electronics & torches go in my carry on. Never had a problem.

William Wells
William Wells
2 years ago

It go’s in my carry-on bag with my prescription mask.

Flying Fish Scuba International
Flying Fish Scuba International
2 years ago

At Riyadh airport they insisted I left security, with a guard, went back to check in and check in the reg in its bag, by itself in the hold. They were convinced the reg contained pressurised gas and would not listen to reason. On separate occasions at both Oman and Jordan they took my reg out of my hold luggage and asked if it was pressurised , unbelievable!

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Reply to  Flying Fish Scuba International
2 years ago

That is a new one to me! Crazy!

Bloody Marvelous
Bloody Marvelous
Reply to  Flying Fish Scuba International
2 years ago

That should be easy to disprove. Press the purge button, and show the reading on the SPG. Maybe even unscrew the dustcap.

Low Key Sailing Adventures
Low Key Sailing Adventures
2 years ago

I always pack my regs in my carry-on bag. Especially with the whole COVID situation, as well as the fact that I know when my regs were last serviced, I want to have my regs with me when I land. Even though the airlines losing bags is rare, it’s still not unheard of. I’m still working on trying to find a configuration that allows me to consolidate all of my diving gear into one carry-on bag so I don’t have to check any bags into the hold, and I don’t have to worry about renting gear at my dive location.

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Reply to  Low Key Sailing Adventures
2 years ago

As I said, depends who you fly with and where. With the size of cabin bags allowed, and the weight limits enforced, on the vast majority of my flights, there is no way on earth I could ever get a full set of dive kit in there, even without my camera in the mix. It is just not feasible. As for lost luggage, yes, it does happen, but in hundreds of flights, my bag has only gone missing twice, and in both instances it arrived the following day.

Mario Schmitt
Mario Schmitt
Reply to  Low Key Sailing Adventures
2 years ago

Well, depending on your size and destination, I could imagine, having a shorty, jacket-style bcd, mask and regs in a standard carry-on bag. So it all depends on your fin-size, actually. Being 6‘5‘‘ that’s absolutely not an issue I could even dream about 😂

Craig Barraclough
Craig Barraclough
2 years ago

Why prioritise your camera housing over the one piece of equipment which keeps you alive.

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Reply to  Craig Barraclough
2 years ago

As I explained in the video, I can use rental equipment from the centre I am diving with if my luggage is delayed or lost, whereas trying to borrow a decent camera system is much more of a nightmare. And that rental kit is going to be used by trainee divers, etc, so I have no worries about it working correctly, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer using my own regulator, but for me, needing to get images for the magazine is paramount on assignments, so I need my camera. And like I also said in the video, never, ever had an issue with my reg in literally hundreds of international flights.

Jenny Stinar
Jenny Stinar
Reply to  Craig Barraclough
2 years ago

We had our camera equipment stolen out of our checked bags at Cancun airport, so from now on our regs go into checked bag and camera doesn’t leave our sight!!

Bloody Marvelous
Bloody Marvelous
Reply to  Craig Barraclough
2 years ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine This is a very specific usecase though. Most divers who bring a camera, bring a GoPro and not much else. That can easily fit in your carry-on with your regs.

scott mcneill
scott mcneill
2 years ago

My regs come in the cabin with me in that mtx-rc black hold all behind you 😉. I can fit some other bit’s in too to save wieght. I seem to get away with a small rucksack too. I think they think it’s a laptop bag 😂😂

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Reply to  scott mcneill
2 years ago

As I said, depends on the flights and who you are flying with as to what you can get away with. If I was ever travelling sans-camera system, I would definitely have my regs in my hand luggage along with my dive comp, but as I am normally with-camera, I have to prioritise.

robert harrison
robert harrison
2 years ago

Some type of ocean/shark charity.

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