/// Why rent dive gear when you can travel light?

17 Dec / 2011
Author: Two Fish Blog Tags: Comments: 5

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As we all of head off to amazing scuba diving adventures, we are burdened with the pesky airlines’ baggage fees; thinking, are we even going to get our gear to the dive site or should we just rent gear that could be old, ugly, and questionable condition? It seems that there has to be a trade off, paying the cost of the airline fees versus paying to rent gear. Now there is a solution to this with Aqua Lung’s Travel Gear.

Pack and dive from AqualungTravel Gear from Aqualung – Aqualung have developed a range of light-weight dive gear where everything, including the fins, has been specifically designed to provide you with max comfort while easily fitting in a carry-on bag.  Pack light, travel more, “Why rent when you can travel light?” Just check out these weights!

On Aqualungs website they even have a handy weight calculator so you can calculate the weight yourself!

The Travel BagTravel Bag
The Aqualung Travel Bag is made from heavy-duty PVC-free 600D nylon and total weight is only 7.26lbs/3.29kg for lightweight travel. It meets most major airline size requirements for carry-on baggage, and was designed to accommodate the new Aqua Lung HotShot dive fins.

Zuma BCDZuma BCD
The Zuma BCD is an ultra-light, weight-integrated, back inflation BCD that has everything you need, yet lacks weight and bulk. Once you lift it, you’ll feel for yourself that a size ML/LG weighs less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs), with the airway and weight pockets included!

Zuma foldedWhats even more amazing is that it packs into a really small space!

Mikron RegulatorMikron Regulator
Sport Diver Magazine’s Editor’s Pick, 2008 Gear Guide.  Aqua Lung considers the Mikron Regulator to be the smallest and lightest weight regulator on the market today, weighing in at just 26 oz. (din) and 31 oz. (yoke). Even more amazing is that performance is not sacrificed by the extreme compactness of the regulator, and its balanced first and second stages produce exceptional breathing performance.

AirSource 3 OctopusAirsource Octopus
Sport Diver Magazine’s Editor’s Pick, 2008 Gear Guide. The Airsource 3 combines a high-performance second stage with a power inflator. By eliminating the need for a traditional octopus, the diver can streamline his entire system. In addition, unlike a traditional octopus that can drag in the sand or damage coral, you’ll take comfort knowing that the Airsource 3 is right in front of you ready to deliver life saving air in a moment’s notice.

Hotshot FinsHotshot Fins
The amazing Hotshot Fin has been engineered with the traveling diver in mind. It offers unsurpassed comfort, compactness for carry-on travel and power for a fully outfitted scuba diver. The foot pocket is designed to be worn with bare feet, and neoprene socks or thin-soled boots may be used for thermal protection. Its also very compact and light – it measures only 20.9in/53cm and so fits in carry-on luggage, and only weighs only 3.28 lbs / 1.5 kg.

MicromaskMicro Mask
Sport Diver Magazine’s Editor’s Pick, 2008 Gear Guide. The Micromask is a revolution in mask design. Never before have lenses been so close to the eyes. This not only results in an amazingly wide peripheral view but an extremely low internal volume, making it very easy to clear.

Snorkels
If you like the idea of having a snorkel that rolls-up then try the Nautilus Snorkel. It can be carried in a BC pocket or hung from a D-ring, and can be deployed in a snap, making it the most travel-friendly snorkel ever!

If you want a more traditional snorkel, the Impulse3 Snorkel consistently has been the best selling snorkel in the world. Available in a FLEX version that allows the patented COMFO-BITE mouthpiece to drop out of the way while switching from snorkel to SCUBA.

D4i ComputerSuunto D4i
Adventure should take you anywhere, any way you want to get there and the Suunto D4i dive computer is a great choice. The new DM4 software allows easy synching with Movescount.com, where you can share your dive profiles, images, and experiences online. This makes the D4i a great choice for those who love socializing as much as diving. There is also the option of a wireless readout of your tank pressure and air time so you do not need those gauges anymore – another weightsaving idea!

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/// 5 Comments:

  • zanorama 19 Dec 2011

    just wondering…. how much would this whole kit cost?


    • twofishdiversblog 24 Dec 2011

      Hi Zanorama,
      Using current prices in Indonesia, the package price would be US$1,689 for travel bag, zuma bcd, mikron reg, airsource3 octopus, hotshot fins and mircomask. We can do special offer for bloggers who visit us, only US$1,550!
      For the D4i dive computer, the price would US$570 plus US$299 for the transponder, again we can offer bloggers who visit us a special deal of US$775.
      Hope you have a Merry Xmas!
      Regards – Nigel


  • Brad Sorenson 19 Dec 2011

    I have been diving with the Zuma BCD for a couple of years now.And it does a great job. Light weight and comfortable.


    • twofishdiversblog 24 Dec 2011

      Thanks Brad. We have had quite a few guests diving with this gear and they also find it a great choice.
      Have a Merry Xmas!
      Regards – Nigel


  • Adiat 14 Feb 2012

    hi nigel…

    are you gonna be at jakarta for dive and extreme indonesia? i’m interested with some of your gear :)

    i hope the offer must be super special hehhehhe…..


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