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Chip Your Dive Bag

from the November, 2016 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Clearing customs in Jakarta on your way to Raja Ampat only to find your dive gear has gone missing in transport is not something we'd wish on anyone -- but it happens. Anyone who's cleared customs at Miami might have also seen a bag go missing. Every day, airlines misroute 82,000 bags around the world, and 13 percent will never be found, largely because the labels get torn off during handling.

Now, you can put an electronic chip in your luggage, rendering it identifiable to lost & found services throughout the world, which markedly increases the chance that your bag will get back to you. Two million travelers use it, and baggage-handling services throughout the world are picking up on it too. The price of an E-LOST chip is $9.90 and is available direct from

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