What's in your Save-a-dive kit?

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I've read about a lot of great kits on this thread. I'm sorry if I missed if someone has already talked about this, but what is the minimum you would take with you onto a boat for your save-a-dive kit? There's so little room on a lot of boats to begin with and I don't want to be rolling up with a pelican case full of gear, but I would like to know what some of you would never step foot on a boat without.
 

TMHeimer

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For a charter boat I'd probably just take the spare mask and o rings. I may though (if I'm not taking my pony bottle) take my pony reg. I actually used this on a shore dive or two when I broke a reg hose and it was in for replacement. I carry the pony reg in my spare kit to my shore dives now. I don't have such things as depth gauge and compass, but my dives are usually under 30'--if deeper I can take the DC for depth.
 

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Being new to diving you are also new to your equipment - that is why you are asking. Check all of your gear before getting to the dive site or boat. The screws are tight on your BCD. All hoses are tight. Belts and shoulder straps adjusted to your size. No bent buckles. On some BCD's there is a small plastic valve - like a cap that is on your shoulder for venting your BCD. This is totally forgotten many times. Once it is lost you are not going to be able to use the BCD for floatation until you find another cap. Not all BCD's have these. I have been lugging a SPG and high pressure hose for over 6 years. This last trip I looked @ it as I was packing. I pulled it out and then put it back in. On the second day of the trip I noticed my gas consumption was greatly improved and my new found buddy was getting irritated @ me. I checked it after the last dive of the day and the SPG was over 300 lbs off. I just had my gear serviced before this trip and requested the Tec to check the SPG. I was happy I had an extra SPG in my bag - I have blown HP hoses before so that is always in my bag on board. More often than not the crew on board will happily fix your gear and or exchange parts out. I just like to do it myself - cuz it is my gear. Always a spare mouth piece. Mine feel apart on a back roll and I had to use my alt air for the whole dive. Lots of other stuff that you will figure out. Always the "100 mile an hour tape" as Alaskans call "duct tape".
 

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This one tool replaced several in my tool kit. It is expensive but I will always be grateful to own one. It is the foundation of my tool kit for repairs to my gear whether on the boat or shore.

https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-86-05...84S7E7GND2S&psc=1&refRID=NGPF074DR84S7E7GND2S
I bought the Knipex small pliers. They are awesome, small and do exactly what they need to while being thin enough to even remove a transmitter. They just dropped in my save a dive in a little open space. Unlike the adjustable wrench. Great suggestion!
 

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Here's a list I compiled recently: (some repeats)
  • a DAN card and numbers
  • a DAN oxygen kit
  • accident management slates
  • adapters (inflater hose to air blower, inflater hose to tire, reg hose to inflater hose)
  • air / pony bottle
  • air pressure guage
  • air2 adapter that turns Air2 to normal BC inflator
  • alcohol
  • ammonia
  • anti-diareaha (immodium ad)
  • anti-histamines (benadryl, cortisone cream)
  • antiseptic cleanser and ointment
  • aquaseal
  • athletic tape
  • backplate bolts and washers
  • backup Light
  • backup wrist computer
  • bandaids
  • bathing suit
  • batteries (lights, computer, etc...)
  • bcd dump valve parts
  • bcd inflator mechanism
  • bcd wash
  • bicycle inner tubes
  • black witch (neoprene glue that is excellent!)
  • boat Coat
  • boat inflator fittings
  • bolt snaps (double enders, various)
  • brushes (wire, tooth)
  • Bucket for testing new hose connections to first stage
  • bungee cords
  • burst disks
  • camera care kit
  • cash & change
  • cave line
  • chapstick (spf, zinc oxide)
  • chem lights / glow sticks
  • cigarette lighter
  • clear silicon lubricant
  • clippers
  • clips (various)
  • corrugated hose
  • cotol
  • cotton swabs to help clean items
  • cpr / 1st aid slates
  • cpr mask
  • credit card
  • crushable floppy sun hat
  • crystolube
  • cutter
  • d-rings
  • decongestant (flonase, sudafed, afrin, salt-spray)
  • defogger
  • dental / inspection mirror
  • dental picks
  • deodorizer wash
  • dessicant
  • din dust cap
  • din to yoke adapter
  • din-to-yoke plug
  • dive tables
  • divelog
  • diver below marker
  • dry bag
  • dry bag / box
  • dry gloves
  • dry suit patches
  • dry suit repair kit
  • drysuit glue
  • drysuit valves
  • dss inflator tool
  • dss tank valve tool
  • duct tape
  • ear beer
  • earplugs
  • electrical tape
  • extra cert card
  • eye drops / contact lenses drops
  • fill whip
  • fin straps & buckles
  • first aid kit
  • flares
  • flashlight bulbs
  • float
  • hair bands & barrettes
  • hand sanitizer
  • hangars
  • hose clips
  • hose-retainer clips (instead of tying line)
  • hoses (lp, hp, reg, inflator, computer, etc...)
  • hp spools
  • hydrogen perioxide
  • i.p. gauge
  • inflator service tool
  • insect spray relief
  • insulated mug
  • jbweld
  • kleenex
  • knife
  • knife and shears
  • knife straps
  • lanyards
  • lift bag and reel
  • light
  • lighter
  • lights
  • lint free cloths
  • lp air gun
  • lubricants
  • mask strap
  • medical history and list of medicines you are on
  • medical pack
  • membrane suit puncture repair kit (aka bicycle inner tube repair kit)
  • motion sickness pills (bonine, dramamine)
  • mouth piece
  • multi-meter
  • multi-tool (stainless, w/o-ring pick)
  • nail clipper
  • nail file
  • needle & thread
  • neoprene socks 3mm
  • neosporin antiseptic
  • notepad
  • o-ring guide tool set
  • o-ring picks (for brass, rubber, etc...)
  • o-ring tools
  • o-rings (lp hose, hp hose, valve, computer, camera, light, din, yoke, etc...)
  • o-rings (various)
  • o2 compatible grease
  • o2 sensor
  • octo holders
  • pain reliever (tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, excedrine)
  • paint marker
  • paper towel sheets
  • pencils
  • pens
  • permanent markers
  • phone & emergency plan.
  • pliers (needle-nose, vice grip, for pump, etc...)
  • port plugs (lp, hp)
  • q tips
  • rags
  • razor knife with blades
  • reel of rope
  • reg rebuild kit
  • retractors
  • rubber bands
  • rubber gloves
  • saline wound wash
  • save a dive kit
  • schrader valve tool
  • scissors and snips
  • screw drivers (various)
  • sealants
  • sewing kit
  • shears
  • silicone (gel, grease, lubricant, sealant, spray)
  • slate
  • slate and mask cleaner
  • slates
  • smb
  • snacks
  • snorkel keepers
  • squirt bottles of liquids (bleach, vinegar, etc...)
  • stingaid
  • strobes
  • sunblock
  • super glue
  • surgical tubing
  • swimmer's ear drops
  • talcum powder
  • tank and fin wax
  • tank banger
  • tank lights
  • tank valve knob
  • tarp
  • thermos full of hot water or tea
  • thermos full of hot water or tea
  • toilet paper
  • towel
  • towel
  • towels
  • trash bags
  • trauma kit with vaseline guaze
  • triple antibiotic ointment
  • tums
  • tweezers
  • underwater graphite pencil
  • valve core remover
  • various diameter
  • velcro straps
  • vinegar
  • wd40
  • webbing
  • weight belt buckle
  • weight buckles
  • wet wipes
  • wetsuit / drysuit cement and patches
  • wetsuit / drysuit shampoo
  • wetsuit changing pad
  • whistle
  • wire cutters
  • wire ties
  • woolies/warm clothes
  • woolies/warm clothes
  • wrenches (metric/imperial, allen, hex, crescent, adjustable)
  • wrist straps (computer, lights, cameras)
  • yoke to din converter
  • zip ties (various)
  • zipper wax
  • allergy medicine (loperamide)
  • anti-diareah (immodium ad)
  • anti-histamines (benadryl, cortisone cream)
  • antiseptic cleanser and ointment
  • decongestant (flonase, sudafed, afrin, salt-spray)
  • motion sickness pills (bonine, dramamine)
  • neosporin antiseptic
  • pain reliever (tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, excedrine)
  • saline wound wash
  • stingaid
  • trauma kit with vaseline guaze
  • triple antibiotic ointment
  • tums
  • ginger (for motion-sickness)
  • peppermints (for motion-sickness)
 

Rickk

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Always add duct tape - preferably in a bright color. Last trip I used it to hold my light to my camera rig AND as a band-aid for a blister on my toe (more waterproof than band-aids). Lots of uses. I roll some onto a pencil and keep it handy.


You can roll some duct tape around a little bit of 550 cord, leave a loop at one end and then you can attach it as a zipper pull on jackets etc so you always have a little bit with you on your travels,
 

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Here's a list I compiled recently: (some repeats)
  • a DAN card and numbers
  • a DAN oxygen kit
  • accident management slates
  • adapters (inflater hose to air blower, inflater hose to tire, reg hose to inflater hose)
  • air / pony bottle
  • air pressure guage
  • air2 adapter that turns Air2 to normal BC inflator
  • alcohol
  • ammonia
  • anti-diareaha (immodium ad)
  • anti-histamines (benadryl, cortisone cream)
  • antiseptic cleanser and ointment
  • aquaseal
  • athletic tape
  • backplate bolts and washers
  • backup Light
  • backup wrist computer
  • bandaids
  • bathing suit
  • batteries (lights, computer, etc...)
  • bcd dump valve parts
  • bcd inflator mechanism
  • bcd wash
  • bicycle inner tubes
  • black witch (neoprene glue that is excellent!)
  • boat Coat
  • boat inflator fittings
  • bolt snaps (double enders, various)
  • brushes (wire, tooth)
  • Bucket for testing new hose connections to first stage
  • bungee cords
  • burst disks
  • camera care kit
  • cash & change
  • cave line
  • chapstick (spf, zinc oxide)
  • chem lights / glow sticks
  • cigarette lighter
  • clear silicon lubricant
  • clippers
  • clips (various)
  • corrugated hose
  • cotol
  • cotton swabs to help clean items
  • cpr / 1st aid slates
  • cpr mask
  • credit card
  • crushable floppy sun hat
  • crystolube
  • cutter
  • d-rings
  • decongestant (flonase, sudafed, afrin, salt-spray)
  • defogger
  • dental / inspection mirror
  • dental picks
  • deodorizer wash
  • dessicant
  • din dust cap
  • din to yoke adapter
  • din-to-yoke plug
  • dive tables
  • divelog
  • diver below marker
  • dry bag
  • dry bag / box
  • dry gloves
  • dry suit patches
  • dry suit repair kit
  • drysuit glue
  • drysuit valves
  • dss inflator tool
  • dss tank valve tool
  • duct tape
  • ear beer
  • earplugs
  • electrical tape
  • extra cert card
  • eye drops / contact lenses drops
  • fill whip
  • fin straps & buckles
  • first aid kit
  • flares
  • flashlight bulbs
  • float
  • hair bands & barrettes
  • hand sanitizer
  • hangars
  • hose clips
  • hose-retainer clips (instead of tying line)
  • hoses (lp, hp, reg, inflator, computer, etc...)
  • hp spools
  • hydrogen perioxide
  • i.p. gauge
  • inflator service tool
  • insect spray relief
  • insulated mug
  • jbweld
  • kleenex
  • knife
  • knife and shears
  • knife straps
  • lanyards
  • lift bag and reel
  • light
  • lighter
  • lights
  • lint free cloths
  • lp air gun
  • lubricants
  • mask strap
  • medical history and list of medicines you are on
  • medical pack
  • membrane suit puncture repair kit (aka bicycle inner tube repair kit)
  • motion sickness pills (bonine, dramamine)
  • mouth piece
  • multi-meter
  • multi-tool (stainless, w/o-ring pick)
  • nail clipper
  • nail file
  • needle & thread
  • neoprene socks 3mm
  • neosporin antiseptic
  • notepad
  • o-ring guide tool set
  • o-ring picks (for brass, rubber, etc...)
  • o-ring tools
  • o-rings (lp hose, hp hose, valve, computer, camera, light, din, yoke, etc...)
  • o-rings (various)
  • o2 compatible grease
  • o2 sensor
  • octo holders
  • pain reliever (tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, excedrine)
  • paint marker
  • paper towel sheets
  • pencils
  • pens
  • permanent markers
  • phone & emergency plan.
  • pliers (needle-nose, vice grip, for pump, etc...)
  • port plugs (lp, hp)
  • q tips
  • rags
  • razor knife with blades
  • reel of rope
  • reg rebuild kit
  • retractors
  • rubber bands
  • rubber gloves
  • saline wound wash
  • save a dive kit
  • schrader valve tool
  • scissors and snips
  • screw drivers (various)
  • sealants
  • sewing kit
  • shears
  • silicone (gel, grease, lubricant, sealant, spray)
  • slate
  • slate and mask cleaner
  • slates
  • smb
  • snacks
  • snorkel keepers
  • squirt bottles of liquids (bleach, vinegar, etc...)
  • stingaid
  • strobes
  • sunblock
  • super glue
  • surgical tubing
  • swimmer's ear drops
  • talcum powder
  • tank and fin wax
  • tank banger
  • tank lights
  • tank valve knob
  • tarp
  • thermos full of hot water or tea
  • thermos full of hot water or tea
  • toilet paper
  • towel
  • towel
  • towels
  • trash bags
  • trauma kit with vaseline guaze
  • triple antibiotic ointment
  • tums
  • tweezers
  • underwater graphite pencil
  • valve core remover
  • various diameter
  • velcro straps
  • vinegar
  • wd40
  • webbing
  • weight belt buckle
  • weight buckles
  • wet wipes
  • wetsuit / drysuit cement and patches
  • wetsuit / drysuit shampoo
  • wetsuit changing pad
  • whistle
  • wire cutters
  • wire ties
  • woolies/warm clothes
  • woolies/warm clothes
  • wrenches (metric/imperial, allen, hex, crescent, adjustable)
  • wrist straps (computer, lights, cameras)
  • yoke to din converter
  • zip ties (various)
  • zipper wax
  • allergy medicine (loperamide)
  • anti-diareah (immodium ad)
  • anti-histamines (benadryl, cortisone cream)
  • antiseptic cleanser and ointment
  • decongestant (flonase, sudafed, afrin, salt-spray)
  • motion sickness pills (bonine, dramamine)
  • neosporin antiseptic
  • pain reliever (tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, excedrine)
  • saline wound wash
  • stingaid
  • trauma kit with vaseline guaze
  • triple antibiotic ointment
  • tums
  • ginger (for motion-sickness)
  • peppermints (for motion-sickness)
No LLOTYW?
 

JamesBon92007

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I carry with me on the boat, in my gear bag:
o-rings, assorted
cable ties,
Comfort Bite regulator mouth piece,
Plastic Quik-release buckle,
Small adjustable wrench
Waxed thread
Band Aids
Daily Meds
and a couple other things

So far the only thing that that wasn't already available on the dive boat when needed was the Comfort Bite mouth piece. A lady from Belgium was getting a sore mouth from her regulator so the Comfort Bite was worth carrying around. I've seen at least two weight-belt buckles break and so far there was always another weight belt to use, but.... I bring the little wrench and screwdriver just in case the second stage starts hissing.
 

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