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Getting to Bonaire: Air Jamaica and SCUBA tanks
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Leonard (BonaireTalker - Post #23) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 11:17 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Any tips? I will be bringing two small tanks for a SASY setup. I have never flown with my own tanks and just wonder what all has to be done. :D

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cynde Loo Hoo (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #9814) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 11:45 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Larry, I would call the airlines and check with them on procedures. You wouldn't want them confiscated at the airport.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By joe brannan (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #124) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:26 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Cynde

Did you change ur name....whazzup with the Loo Hoo.

Larry, if you really really really need to bring the tanks. it might be easier to do UPS or fedex. Though expensive it sure would probably save you a lot of airline hassle.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Linda Richter - NetTech (Moderator - Post #1595) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:48 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Scuba tanks have to be empty (no pressure) and quitely likely they will want you to remove the reg so they can see inside. The dive shops here do have SASY tanks but I don't know how many or how much they might be to rent. My daughter has done SASY with Toucan Diving (Plaza) and Bonaire Dive & Adventure (Sand Dollar).

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Leonard (BonaireTalker - Post #25) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 1:58 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Ah, cool, if they have SAY sized tanks (13.0 or 19.9) then that would work out and be less for me to carry. :D

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By herman mowery (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #250) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 1:59 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

I have also seen them at Buddy Dive. I would email one of the dive shops before I would bring my own tanks. The weight alone is enough to make them a PITA. You also have to consider how you are going to get them filled once on island.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1586) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 2:01 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Joe,

I suspect that is the Grinch's Cindy Loo Hoo.

Earlier one of our Brit BT'ers spoke of travelling with small tanks with the valves removed (Linda meant 'valve' vice 'reg', I think :) ) and having the valve installed at destination and then removed for return travel. Sounds like reasonable insurance against 'leaving' tanks at Security and only a small additional cost compared to rest of trip.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1587) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 2:05 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

My suspicion above also would explain the name (re)appearing in mid-December. :)

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pat murphy (BonaireTalker - Post #58) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 2:22 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

regarding joe's post about ups or fedex, i agree that it is expensive. i checked on shipping one box to bonaire. i went to ups.com and made up the size of a box and the weight. for a 12"x24"x36" box weighing 50# (i was figuring a tank and whatever else i could fit in the box), the cost from ups was over $250. i could buy a tank on the island for that price.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cynde Loo Hoo (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #9816) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 2:24 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Glen...you are one clever guy ;-) You get one candycane...now, back to my Christmas list:-)

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1588) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 4:42 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

TKS. I always have liked that red and white striped candy!

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cynde Loo Hoo (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #9820) on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 5:41 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

In that case, please take two:-)

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1589) on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 7:19 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

TKS, twice, Cynde. :)

 


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