DIVING SAFARI

WHAT DIVERS NEED ON THE BOARD

Equipment for Diving Safaris

  • Although diving tanks and weights are always available on liveaboards, divers must bring along all other necessary equipment. Furthermore, those who do not have a BCD with weight pockets or who prefer to dive with a weight belt should also bring along a belt, since there are not always enough belts available on board. Usually, the boats are equipped with 12-litre aluminium tanks (strictly speaking 80 cubic feet or 11.3 litres). Anyone needing a larger tank must reserve one in advance, if available, and pay for it separately. In any case, sufficient spare equipment, such as o-rings, mask and fin straps, and a spare mask, should be taken along to ensure that the diving tour is not spoiled because of details such as a broken mask strap.
  • Buoys and emergency signalling devices
  • All divers are required by law to carry a surface marker buoy (SMB) and an emergency signalling device, both of which have saved divers’ lives.

DIVING EQUIPMENT AND LUGGE CHECKLIST

  • DIVING EQUIPMENT
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Diving fins and boots
  • Wetsuit
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Dive computer
  • Compass
  • A dive light and battery charger
  • Knife
  • Strobe light (mandatory)
  • SMB (mandatory)
  • Spare Parts and Backups
  • Spare mask
  • Mask strap
  • Fin straps
  • Backup dive computer
  • Second dive lamp
  • O-rings
  • Neoprene adhesive
  • Batteries
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • Headache medication
  • Painkillers
  • Fever medication
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication
  • Wund- und Heilsalbe
  • Ointment for wounds/sprains
  • Gastric medication
  • Sun rash medication
  • Disinfectant tissues
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Specifically for Divers
  • Cortisone ointment
  • Sea water nasal spray
  • Ear drops
  • WHATS DIVERS NEED ELS
  • DOCUMENTS
  • Passport (valid for at least six months)
  • Flight tickets
  • Logbook
  • Medical certificate (not older than a year)
  • CLOTHING
  • T-shirts
  • Light jacket
  • Headband (protection against the wind)
  • Headgear
  • Swimwear
  • OTHER
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion
  • Towel
  • Water bottle

  • WHATS USEFUL FOR DIVING SAFARI
  • Useful Travel Information
  • Visa
  • Visas are required for entry into Egypt. If not provided in adv the airport for 15 dollars (in 2010). It is recommended that problems with the exchange rate and small change. The visa is stuck to a customs, after which it is valid for four weeks.
  • pt. If not provided in advance by the tour operator, you can buy one directly on arrival at s recommended that you bring this exact amount in dollars from home to avoid
  • The visa is stuck to a blank page in your passport and stamped in
  • Passport
  • The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
  • Medical Certificate
  • Every diver must have a valid medical certificate for diving, which must not be older than a year to be
  • Electricity
  • Central Europe, electricity is supplied through a 220 volt AC network. If you are careful, you can plug your devices into it with ungrounded power cords without adapters. It is however best to use an electrical adapter for Southern European sockets. Furthermore since ship cabins usually only have a single power socket, it is also good to bring an extension cord with multiple sockets. Make sure to clarify in advance what and how many devices can be plugged into the cabins, so that the power supply is not overloaded. There are secure sockets on the dive deck for devices with high power usage.
  • Money
  • In addition to the local currency of Egyptian pounds or LE, which stands for livre égyptienne, euros are now accepted almost everywhere. However, make sure to carry enough small notes and coins to be able to pay as accurately as possible. Few shops will want to or be able to give you change in euros.
  • Call Rates
  • As previously mentioned, there is hardly any mobile coverage on diving tours in the South. If you do find coverage, be prepared to pay exorbitant roaming costs. A quick call home
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