Can you bring snorkel gear in carry-on?
The short answer to this question is: Yes, you can bring most of your snorkel gear on an airplane. Basic equipment like a mask, a snorkel and fins are fine to pack in your carry-on luggage.
How do you travel with flippers?
“Sneak your fins on the plane as carry-on luggage”
Both airlines have a maximum carry-on baggage restriction of 22 inches (55.9 cm) long. Long freediving fins are on average 35 inches (88.9 cm) in length, which is much longer than the maximum carry-on luggage length allowed.
Can you snorkel before flying?
Yes, it’s safe to snorkel before going on an airplane. Since you’re not inhaling any compressed air there is no risk of decompression sickness.
Can you return snorkel gear?
Bathing suits, mouth pieces, and snorkels are items of personal hygiene and for health reasons may not be returned once used or worn. Items that have never been worn or used in original packaging or with original tags attached are never a problem to return. SCUBA cylinder sales are final.
Are snorkel fins worth it?
Fins are a mandatory component of a proper snorkeling kit not because they allow you to move faster (though that’s certainly true), but because they allow you to move more efficiently. Snorkeling fins allow you to be deliberate and precise about your movement and position in open water environments.
How do you carry fins on a plane?
Those with removable carbon blades can simply pop out the blades, wrap them in some bubble wrap and carry them on; alternatively if you have more durable plastic or fiberglass fins simply put them inside a hard case bag for checked baggage.
Can you bring your own snorkel gear on a Carnival Cruise?
Plan Your Own Snorkeling Adventure
If you are heading to the Caribbean for a vacation or are planning a cruise with a port of call near a beach, you can always buy a snorkeling mask and fins to take with you. If you aren’t swimming very far out, you can even skip the fins and just bring along a mask.
Can you fly with scuba gear?
You can bring your own diving equipment in addition to your free baggage allowance at no extra charge. Just keep the overall weight to 50 pounds (23 kg) or less. All scuba equipment must be packed in the separate bag, apart from regular checked luggage.
How do you pack BCD for travel?
Pack your BCD first and in the middle of the bag, then put the fins on either side. This helps to provide padding on the bottom from the BCD, and a wall on either side from the fins. Make sure your mask is in a protective hard case. Stow your regulator in a regulator bag for extra padding.