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All About a Bag

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Dear Ben,

Reference the lead sentence from your article on Palau in the May issue "Waiting to collect my bags at Tokyo's Narita airport in January, before transferring to my Palau flight, I was shocked when my dive bag containing $3000 worth of gear didn't arrive. It never did, apparently having been purloined by a baggage handler in Seattle or Portland, who couldn't resist a bag marked "ScubaPro."

Let me pass on my own practice for thirty years of dive travel -- thirty years in which I never had a bag stolen or 'lost.'
I always use beat-up military cargo bags, reinforced with cardboard, for my dive gear. The more the bags looked as if they contained dirty laundry, the better. No travel or scuba gear company ever paid me to advertise their products, so I see no need to label my bags with their names advertising the expensive gear inside....


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