To allow you to get the most out of your trip, we have created this Travel FAQ that will assist you when travelling overseas with Dive Adventures:
Our Airline tickets arrive approximately 10 days before travel, which allows plenty of time for duty free shopping.
Travel insurance is most highly recommended for your protection and covers you for things such as loss of luggage, cancellation, medical expenses and if you are really unlucky a diving emergency. Insurance forms are available from us.
To get a quote or to process your travel insurance (which covers you for diving also) please call or email us direct.
If you have any special medical requirements, please note that many drugs behave differently while you are diving. Please notify us of any medication you are using, so we can note it in your travel file.
Malaria is transmitted by a certain type of mosquito. It is a potentially fatal disease present in various regions of the Pacific and Asia. There are many different strains of Malaria dependent on your destination. It is ESSENTIAL that you seek expert advice on prevention and which anti-malaria drug is most suitable for your destination. Also, specifically check with your physician for any drug’s compatibility with diving and possible side effects. To prevent mosquito bites wear insect repellent, cover up - particularly at night, refrain from wearing perfume or aftershave, always try and wear light coloured clothing. Current immunisation is also recommended against :
Please seek professional advice from your physician or for further details contact Travel Vax on 1300 360 164.
Make sure your passport is current with at least 6 months validity from your return date of travel and has at least 2 blank pages remaining before travel. It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure all passport and visa requirements for your destination (including all transit destinations) are met prior to departure.
Limit your luggage to two pieces.
A large Back-pack style dive bag with lots of separate compartments to carry your dive gear and clothing, and a small carry bag for the plane is ideal.
Keep a T-shirt and shorts, plus toiletries, your travel documents and money in the small carry bag, just in case your main bag doesn't arrive.
Most international flights have a checked baggage allowance of 20 - 23 kg. On internal domestic flights the checked baggage allowance can be much less. Excess baggage fees apply above the free checked baggage allowance.
**Please be aware of the new security Measures regarding liquids, aerosols & gels being carried on all International flights as of 31st March 2007.**
For more information please visit: http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/
Dive Computers can greatly increase your bottom times & safety on a trip and are compulsory in some locations, particularly on liveaboards where 3-4 dives per days over multiple days is the norm.
Other pages which may be of interest to travellers may be found on our Travel Links page