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Blackbeard Storage Question

Discussion in 'All Star Liveaboards' started by nagel, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    The best advice I received prior to my first live aboard was to be absolutely ruthless with your non-dive gear packing. Be mindful of the anticipated weather and plan accordingly. No one is going to notice or care that you have rotated a couple of (quick drying) t-shirts and shorts during the week so go with the minimalist approach if possible.
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  2. nagel

    nagel Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Knob Noster Missouri
    Yea, I picked up several of those clamps at Harbor Freight the other day. As far as non-dive items, basically some toiletries, a couple swim suits, a couple t shirts, sweat pants, 1 pair shorts, sleeping shorts, hoodie (I tend to get cold regardless of temp), hat, and a pair of deck shoes or flip flops haven't decided, a couple towels, camera and that is about it except for a few small things bats and such.
  3. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
    Ah, almost forgot. Ready for the best tip you will get before your trip? Bring a water bottle. Sounds obvious enough, but out of about 20 guests on my trip only 2 or 3 brought them. And if you don't have it, you'll be drinking all your beverages - that's water, coffee, juice, wine, punch, and rum - out of the same red plastic mug with your name written on it.

    I wish someone mentioned it to me before my trip, but for some reason it never came up and I was one of the many stuck with one smallish mug for drinking :)
  4. nagel

    nagel Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Knob Noster Missouri
    Thanks for the Tip! I actually had talked myself out of bringing a water bottle "since they provided cups". I actually thought earlier do I really want to use the same cup for everything, but thought apparently not a big deal because everybody says, "they provide cups". Thanks again for the tip.

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