What to pack for your Maldives scuba diving holiday21 Mar 2018
The countdown is almost at an end and it’s time to start packing for your Maldives diving holiday! The big question is what to pack, with limited airline luggage allowance and an array of diving and snorkelling equipment scattered around, not to mention the summer clothes, swimwear and books, it can be tricky squeezing everything in. Prodivers has good news – almost everything is available at Kuredu!
There is a very well-stocked rental room and the high quality equipment is serviced regularly. Check though the list below to decide whether you’ll pack it or leave it….
Dive equipment checklist:
Weights – lead weights are available on belts or loose and come in 2, 1 and half kilo sizes
Tanks – 10 and 15 litre air tanks, divers who are certified to dive with Nitrox can choose between 10, 12 and 15 litre tanks. Made from aluminium, neutral when empty, heavy enough to allow divers to take less weight and the ‘short, fat’ shape means divers don’t hit their head or have it ‘hanging between their legs’! BCD straps need no adjusting thanks to the uniform circumference across all tank sizes.
BCD – Mares Rover and Seac Sub in a range of sizes so there’s no need to fill your bag with such a bulky item.
Regulator – There are a large quantity of fully serviced Mares and Seac Sub regulators available to hire.
Wetsuit – 3mm shorty suits are available for adults and 2.5mm for kids, the warm Maldivian waters require nothing more.
Computer – Prodivers requires that all divers dive with a personal dive computer with the easy to use Suunto Zoop available to rent if divers don’t have their own.
Mask, fins and snorkel – Mares, Seac Sub and Problue brands are available free of charge whilst diving. Sets of snorkel equipment can also be rented and kept at the rooms so guests can snorkel at their leisure.
Underwater Cameras – with the spectacular marine life such as turtles, on the reefs surrounding Kuredu stunning pictures for Instagram and Facebook are within reach – buying an underwater camera can be expensive so rent one when you arrive – there are Canon S120 and GoPro 3,4,& 6 available.
The dive shop is full of those little extras and not so little items too….
Available to buy:
Rash guards by Fourth Element and IQ
Dive equipment accessories by Trident, Problue and Prodivers too including super comfortable neoprene mask straps that make tangled hair a thing of the past!
Mask, fins and snorkels – anyone who’s hooked on the snorkelling around Kuredu may want to invest in their own set of equipment – the team at Prodivers will help ensure you only buy something with the correct fit.
T-Shirts – what holiday is complete without a souvenir t-shirt? In fact there are so many great designs inspired by the marine life on the reefs here that it may be worth considering packing a few less and adding to your holiday wardrobe when you arrive!
So, the answer to the packing question is: travel light and enjoy the trip. The ‘Best Dive Center in the Maldives’ will take care of everything when you arrive!
And until that day comes, the team on Kuredu will be more than happy to answer any further questions divers may have about the rental gear available or advice on what to bring!