Essential Packing Guide for Liveaboard Diving Trips

Embarking on a liveaboard diving adventure in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea promises exciting under water experiences and amazing marine encounters. To ensure you’re fully prepared for your journey, here’s a comprehensive packing guide:

1. Diving Gear

  • Dive certification card
  • Mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Wetsuit or dive skin (consider water temperature)
  • Regulator, BCD (buoyancy control device), and dive computer
  • Dive torch and surface marker buoy
  • Dive logbook and under water camera (optional)

2. Clothing

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing for warm weather
  • Long-sleeved rashguard or sun protection shirt
  • Comfortable swimwear and cover up
  • Casual attire for evenings on board
  • Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen with high SPF

3. Personal Items

  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Seasickness medication (if prone to motion sickness)
  • Towel and toiletry bag
  • Insect repellent and after sun lotion

4. Practical Gear

  • Waterproof dry bag for storing valuables
  • Reusable water bottle or hydration pack
  • Waterproof phone case or pouch
  • Travel adaptor and power bank
  • Dive insurance and travel documents

5. Safety Equipment

  • personal first aid kit with basic supplies
  • Emergency contact information and insurance details
  • Dive insurance and certification documentation
  • Dive safety whistle and signalling device

6. Additional Items

  • Book or e-reader for leisure time
  • Snacks and energy bars for between dives
  • Underwater slate and dive slate pencils
  • Motion sickness bands or medication

7. Eco-Friendly Essentials

  • Reef safe sunscreen and biodegradable toiletries
  • Refillable water bottles to minimise plastic waste
  • reusable shopping bag for souvenirs

By packing these essentials, you’ll be well prepared to make the most of your liveaboard diving adventure on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Remember to pack light, prioritise comfort, and immerse yourself in the amazing beauty of the underwater world. Safe travels, and happy diving!