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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

Decisions about carry-on items are judgements made by airline employees at the gate, so it's hard to give a firm answer. It's possible that someone lets it slide or doesn't notice (though a pair of 26&...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

For what it's worth, I'll add a dissenting opinion. I've flown Delta for years with many oddly shaped items as carry-ons including: scuba fins, skateboards, longboards, collapsing hiking poles, ...
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Where on earth can I book fun dive with hot water suit?

I can't prove a negative, but I got diving certified in a very cold country where ice diving with dry suits is common, and I've never heard of recreational hot water suit diving. Unlike regular ...
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Is there scuba diving / snorkelling in Sierra Leone that is safe e.g. from sharks?

Is it advisable to dive/snorkel in that region of the world? There is some recreational diving and snorkelling in Sierra Leone, but not much. As well as challenges related to the economic situation ...
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Reefs for scuba diving or snorkelling, where there is sufficient sunlight streaming in and colourful corals?

According to this site the problem is that various wavelengths penetrate to different depths. Blue penetrates further hence photos more than, say, 10m deep are predominantly blue. If you wish to see ...
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Reefs for scuba diving or snorkelling, where there is sufficient sunlight streaming in and colourful corals?

You're mostly observing differences in the pictures, not the locations. These might be deliberate - wanting to emphasize peaceful blue, or vibrant colour differences - or accidental due to ...
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

Two years ago I got confirmation from a local spearfisher that no license is needed, as this requirement was at the time recently removed. I got the same message afterwards in an online forum. My bet ...
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Are there lionfish on the caribbean coasts of Costa Rica? Is it safe to snorkel there?

Lionfish are a highly invasive species and I've seen them a lot when diving or snorkeling. Often a dive master or guide will spear them just to reduce population and slow down the spread. Their spikes ...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

Is 26" the total length? In theory, you can just fit 26" on the diagonal of a 22"x14" rectangle...that assumes a thin line, but maybe your fins have enough squish that you could ...
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Reefs for scuba diving or snorkelling, where there is sufficient sunlight streaming in and colourful corals?

The second photo has the saturation cranked way up. The first photo actually does a good job of portraying what you will likely see if you are scuba diving at depth. Some of the fish have very ...
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

Shared by Nico Pontomachi* on DeeperBlue.com, described as the largest online community dedicated to freediving, scuba diving and spearfishing. June 20 2012 Country: GREECE Spearfishing ...
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Reefs for scuba diving or snorkelling, where there is sufficient sunlight streaming in and colourful corals?

There are several variables that take place: Currents/ waves. Water could get very cloudy Depths. The deeper you go, you will get less sunlight The reef itself. Go in the right season, to the ...
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Where can I go windsurfing or snorkeling in July in southern India?

I agree with @DumbCoder. The surfing season ends in May as the monsoon starts in June. Lifeguards even prevent you from getting into the sea in June and July. Snorkelling in the lakes may also be a ...
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Snorkeling in South-East Ishigaki (between airport and city)

You could contact the local dive shops, and ask them, they would at least tell you where they take you when you take a trip with them. Tom Sawyer +81 980-83-4677. http://www.ishigaki-tomsawyer.jp/ ...
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Is it possible to see sharks when diving in Belongas Bay, Lombok in December?

With climate being as changeable as it has been recently it seems that almost anything likely in one season may be possible in another, however the best indication I could find is that December is not ...
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Are there free snorkeling sites in Cuba outside of Varadero and Cayos?

In late Feb 2018 I stayed in the village of Casilda just outside Trinidad (my hosts were Sergio y Lesly, a nice stay). There's a beach called Playa Ancon a short ride away by horse cart or if you can ...
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Indonesia Banyak diving

They are not operating any more I had confirmation from Rius (Nina's Bungalow)
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Where is the coldest commercial diving site?

I don't know about PADI courses, but at least with regard to the question in the title (Where is the coldest commercial diving site?), it is possible to dive (and snorkel) in the Antarctica. ...
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Shark diving: Where can I do it in Europe or South America?

If you are a diver (not sure by how you ask the question), one of the best place to see big sharks while scuba diving is in the Galapagos I recomend Gordons Rock to see galapagos sharks & white ...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

I have tried this and had approximately as much success as I had failures. My latest 50-50 success-failure story was a few years back, when I flew from Australia to Fiji. I had my freediving fins (...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

Typically airline employees have some leeway and they will make a decision based on the aircraft used and how full the flight is. So, there may not be a unique answer. If the flight is relatively ...
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Are there free snorkeling sites in Cuba outside of Varadero and Cayos?

Not exact answer to your question but there is snorkeling site in Playa Ancon - you need to pay 1 CUC for a bike parking, 10 CUC for boat which takes 2 km away from the shore and snorkeling equipment ...
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