Packing List

** September 18, 2013 – May 2014 **

What I’m taking to Oman for 7 months working as a divemaster.

1 pair lululemon footless tights (black)

1 pair black (lightweight) skinny jeans

1 pair jeans

1 pair Zanzibar pants (my awesome, super lightweight, ultra comfy pants from Zanzibar – good for hanging around or as pyjama pants)

1 pair travel pants (khaki)

5 pairs of shorts (jean, grey, 2x black, green: 3 are diving-specific, ie board shorts)

1 skirt (black with pretty flowers)

1 sundress (navy blue with polka dots)

1 little black dress

1 dressy tank top

1 workout tank top

3 plain tank tops (white, black, grey)

1 collared blouse (silvery grey)

1 white blouse with silver/bronze pattern

3 shirts (white, black, patterned)

2 long-sleeved rash vests

1 long-sleeved base layer (I always travel with this layer.  It’s super light and easy to wash, wear and pack for days when you don’t know what the weather might do!)

1 cardigan (black)

1 lightweight zipped hoody (blue)

1 light jacket (blue)

1 goretex jacket

4 bras (one white, one black, one racerbacked, one sport)

8 pairs of underwear

4 pairs of socks

4 bikinis (with two extra pairs of bottoms, they always wear out first!)

1 bathing suit

1 pair of pyjamas (tank top, t-shirt and shorts)

5 pairs of shoes (yellow flip flops, dressy black flip flops – they have a jewel!, grey flip flops, neutral flats, running shoes)

 

** April 24 – September 18, 2013 **

Greece 2013 Packing List for 5 months on Zakynthos and Amorgos while working as a Divemaster.

Already I think I’ve brought at least one too many pairs of shorts.  I don’t have that much time off, and bringing two pairs to wear in non-diving life might be a stretch, as I can’t wear them at the 5* resort I go to for dinner every night.  Otherwise, I’m happy with what I’ve brought.  Everything is colour co-ordinated (it’s mostly black, white and grey) and I can wear any of the tops with any of the bottoms. >> Because of my move from Zakynthos to Amorgos, I ended up wearing everything at least a couple of times.

Clothes

1 pair lululemon footless tights (black)

1 pair black (lightweight) skinny jeans

1 pair jeans

1 pair Zanzibar pants (my awesome, super lightweight, ultra comfy pants from Zanzibar – good for hanging around or as pyjama pants)

5 pairs of shorts (jean, grey, 2x black, green: 3 are diving-specific, ie board shorts)

1 skort (khaki)

1 skirt (black with pretty flowers)

1 sundress (navy blue with polka dots)

1 little black dress

1 dressy tank top

1 workout tank top

3 plain tank tops (white, black, grey)

1 collared blouse (silvery grey)

3 shirts (white, black, patterned)

1 long-sleeved rash vest

1 long-sleeved base layer (I always travel with this layer.  It’s super light and easy to wash, wear and pack for days when you don’t know what the weather might do!)

1 cardigan (black)

1 lightweight zipped hoody (blue)

1 light jacket (blue)

1 goretex jacket

4 bras (one white, one black, one racerbacked, one sport)

8 pairs of underwear

4 pairs of socks

4 bikinis (with two extra pairs of bottoms, they always wear out first!)

1 bathing suit

1 pair of pyjamas (tank top and shorts)

4 pairs of shoes (yellow flip flops, dressy black flip flops – they have a jewel!, neutral flats, running shoes)

** March 2-29, 2013 **

This is what I’m taking for my one-month trip to the Inside Passage, divided into clothes and dive gear.

Clothes

1 pair lululemon pants

1 pair lululemon tights

1 pair full-length fleece lined spandex

2 pairs thermal underwear pants

2 pairs fleece pants (one thick, one thin)

1 pair gore-tex rain pants

1 pair jeans

2 pairs figure skating tights

3 thermal underwear tops

1 arcteryx base layer

1 lululemon thermal base layer

6 t-shirts

2 fleece jackets (one pullover)

1 lululemon thick zippy

1 angora sweater

2 light thermal sweaters

1 pair flannel pyjamas

2 bras

2 sports bras

14 pairs of underwear

7 pairs of regular socks

4 pairs of wool over-socks

4 pairs of ski/hiking socks

4 sets of mittens

3 toques

2 pashminas

1 ball cap

1 belt

Toiletries, Facecloth, Travel hairdryer, Contact solution, Kleenex

Gum, chocolate, granola bars

Sunglasses, Rx sunglasses, Rx glasses,

Knitting and needlepoint, 3 books, Journal

Cables/chargers, Laptop, external hard drive and ipod

First aid kit, Headlamp

Dive Gear

1 Hollis Bio Dry drysuit

1 Hollis Aug 200 undergarment

1 Hollis HD 100 BCD

1 Bare hood (thank you Degan!!!)

2 masks

2 snorkels

1 pair Mares Avanti Plana fins w/spring straps

2 pairs neoprene gloves (1 pair Hollis)

1 pair Hollis boots

1 Uwatec underwater compass

1 Suunto Zoop dive computer

1 Underwater Kinetic SL4 eLED dive light

Aqualung Legend regulators

Quick Cuffs dry gloves system

6 pairs dry undergloves

4 pairs Marigold dry overgloves

1 surface marker buoy (SMB)

1 pelican case w/underwater camera housing

log book binder

Open Water and Drysuit books/DVD

Headlamp

2 underwater slates

Mesh bag

First aid kit including CPR masks

2 dive knives

2 dive slates

large plastic garbage bags

lots of foot warmers!

‘Save a Dive’ kit

Aqua Seal

Seal Saver

Talculm power

Zipper lube

Extra fin straps

Tank banger

Extra zap straps

Extra mouthpieces

Extra neck/wrist seals

Gumboots

***

This is what I took with me on my big trip that started in October 2010:

 
Tops
5 Tank Tops
2 white
1 black
1 navy blue
1 cream (nice)
6 T-shirts
2 white
1 black
1 royal blue (nice)
1 light green Horny Toad wicking
1 black long sleeve Arcteryx base layer
1 PJ tank top
2 Button Downs
1 White River SPF 30 long-sleeve, khaki
1 green and white plaid 3/4 sleeve
5 Warm(er) Layers
1 Arcteryx Beta All Round Waterproof Shell
Left 1 thick blue zipped hoodie
1 dark turquoise Prana zipped hoodie
1 black 3/4 sleeve cardigan
1 cream cap sleeve shrug
Bottoms
3 Pants
1 black Lululemon pants
1 khaki Lole SPF 50 pants, w/drawstring @ bottom
1 black Lululemon crop pants
4 Shorts/Skorts
1 plaid bermuda shorts
1 black Lululemon shorts
1 khaki skort
1 black Prana skort
1 PJ boxer shorts
Other
1 Little black dress
Bought 1 dark blue cotton dress
3 Pashminas (large, medium and small, in heavy, mid and lightweight)
2 bras (one racerback)
2 sport bras
Left 1 Bought 1 so           2 bikinis
7 pairs of underwear
7 thongs
7 pairs of white socks
2 hats (one blue Outdoor Research SPF 30)
1 touque
1 pair of gloves
Shoes
1 pair flip flops
1 pair Keen walking sandals
1 pair New Balance runners
1 pair New Balance walking runners
1 pair black leather flats

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