http://www.diveparadise.com

Cozumel Airport Prohibited Items Question, Specifically Batteries

Please register or login

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

Benefits of registering include

  • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
  • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
  • You can make this box go away

Joining is quick and easy. Log in or Register now!

Guitarcrazy

Contributor
Messages
262
Reaction score
200
Location
Montana
# of dives
100 - 199
We are returning to Cozumel this weekend and are attempting to fly into Cozumel Airport direct. We have previously always done the bag drag as our flight availability from Montana didn't allow us to get into Cozumel. I see in the Arriving into Cozumel Airport thread it mentions that you may not be able to take batteries in carry-on luggage. We have several dive lights, camera, strobes, and they all take rechargeable batteries of one type or another. We have never had any issues flying out of Cancun, but if it is an issue I am not sure what we can do. I believe it is prohibited to take rechargeable batteries in checked luggage, so what are the rest of you doing about this when you fly out of Cozumel? Thanks.
 

ReefHound

Contributor
Scuba Instructor
Divemaster
Messages
6,919
Reaction score
2,985
Location
Houston, TX
# of dives
1000 - 2499
I thought CZM got in line with the rest of the world several years ago that lithiums go in carry-on. We have been flying out of CZM a lot in the last few years and have had no problems with batteries of any kind. We have some in devices and loose ones are in plastic cases. We don't put lithiums in checked even in devices.
 

kelemvor

Big Fleshy Monster
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
7,558
Reaction score
4,616
Location
Largo, FL USA
# of dives
200 - 499
As ReefHound said, put them in your carry-on.

I've had no problem arriving in Coz with batteries of any type. Upon leaving Cozumel, I did have them confiscate an unopened pack of disposable energizers. They let me keep the energizers that weren't still in the package. It's almost as if they were going to resell my batteries or something.
 
OP
Guitarcrazy

Guitarcrazy

Contributor
Messages
262
Reaction score
200
Location
Montana
# of dives
100 - 199
Thanks. I would hate to lose a bunch of batteries due to ignorance. Appreciate the info.
 

Redfoot

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
571
Reaction score
658
Location
Detroit, Michigan
# of dives
100 - 199
They took my GoPro allen wrench- a very small tool I actually forgot was in my kit. It was a big production as they searched all through my stuff to find it. They let the guy in front of me bring a giant, solid wood Mayan carving though- that must pose a smaller risk than a Allen wrench the size of a toothpick
 

MMM

Moderator
Staff member
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
11,777
Reaction score
4,768
Location
Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
# of dives
1000 - 2499
They took my GoPro allen wrench- a very small tool I actually forgot was in my kit. It was a big production as they searched all through my stuff to find it. They let the guy in front of me bring a giant, solid wood Mayan carving though- that must pose a smaller risk than a Allen wrench the size of a toothpick
Mine got taken away in an American airport that I was passing through some years ago.
 

Redfoot

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
571
Reaction score
658
Location
Detroit, Michigan
# of dives
100 - 199
Yeah, luck of the draw I guess-

I did make it through at least 15 airports in 5 countries before they got me though. The Coz airport was very quiet that day- I am sure that had something to do with it.
 

DandyDon

Old men ought to be explorers
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
52,106
Reaction score
6,637
Location
One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
# of dives
500 - 999
Tape is now a no-no for carry-on leaving Cozumel. I lost high-quality duct tape, 2" electrical tape, and 1" electrical tape. I can't remember why I put them in a carry-on, but I won't again.
 

tridacna

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Scuba Instructor
Divemaster
Messages
8,574
Reaction score
6,283
Location
New Jersey
# of dives
2500 - 4999
Tape is now a no-no for carry-on leaving Cozumel. I lost high-quality duct tape, 2" electrical tape, and 1" electrical tape. I can't remember why I put them in a carry-on, but I won't again.
The question is why did you have so many in your bags to start?
 

DandyDon

Old men ought to be explorers
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
52,106
Reaction score
6,637
Location
One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
# of dives
500 - 999
The question is why did you have so many in your bags to start?
I guess it's a farm boy thing. Good tape can fix many problems.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/swift/

Top Bottom