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Re: Dive bag recommedation?


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Posted by Walt on February 16, 2006 at 16:53:59:

In Reply to: Dive bag recommedation? posted by Ross-O on February 15, 2006 at 16:50:15:

We like hard sides as it protects the gear better.
We use Pelican 1620's for airline - downside is for domestic - its heavy and with gear can put you close to / over the 50 pound limit - international at 70 pounds is no problem. Meets size restrictions. Lifetime guarantee and pull out handle with wheels.

We are trying to find an old Samsonite large hard case with wheels (popular in the 1970's / 80's) - advantage is you'll look like a refugee and no one will suspect dive gear inside - a big plus. Checking out Goodwill.

For local, we use Stanley 'contractor' boxes with wheels and pull out handles - get them at Home Depot / Lowes for about $36. Would use on a plane, but they are over the size limit for free carriage. Excellent for Catalina and most local boats. Also, they keep your car dry and become their own rinse boxes. They are also lockable! We bring along some chain and padlocks for Catalina dive park and chain them together to make it hard to cart off.



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