How to Ship Scuba Gear

CitizenShipper CitizenShipper · Updated: August 8, 2023 / Published: August 17, 2015

For scuba divers, there’s no greater joy than exploring an underwater reef that’s been on their bucket list for years. There’s a lot less joy, however, when divers have to plunge into their pockets to pay rental fees for scuba gear they’re not familiar with and won’t be able to use like their own.

A growing group of enthusiasts are working around this issue by shipping their scuba gear ahead of time using online-based independent drivers. And it’s resulting in less headaches and cheaper costs than traditional shipping. With some quick logistics and a reasonable head start, you can ship scuba gear for your next adventure with little hassle.

Prepping scuba gear for transport should be focused on securing the air tanks and ensuring the regulator is properly contained. It’s best to use a hard-sided case for the regulator, and it’s critical air tanks are depressurized before travel. Be sure to seal all containers with duct tape, especially those containing regulator components. Foam blocks or bubble wrap placed inside the case will cushion them for the journey.

Connecting with online-based independent drivers is easy through websites like, where a community of verified shipping specialists bid on transporting items like your scuba gear. For your listing, be very specific and include delivery timetable as well as the gear’s total dimensions and weight. Pictures attract more bidders, and a photo of what you need shipped will give the driver a better idea of what to expect.

When you list your gear for shipment, drivers will begin offering bids based on your listing – and you’ll be able to view each driver’s experience and read feedback given by their past customers. Once you’ve chosen a driver, they will be in touch with you from before pickup and throughout the delivery, updating you from the road if necessary. Your driver can also deliver wherever you specify: a friend’s residence, a diving shop, or somewhere else that will hold your gear until you arrive.

As lifestyle vacations grow in popularity, scuba enthusiasts are opting for diving-themed vacations. They’re also choosing to ship their own scuba gear to and from these destinations by using online-based drivers, and CitizenShipper is at the top of the list when it comes to connecting people on both sides of the shipping transaction.

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