- "While departing from Stewart International in Newburgh, NY, TSA did an inspection of my DiveCaddy. No problem, I just laid it out on the counter for them, unrolled it, and the agent said 'WOW!'. He then swabbed the bag for explosive residue, then when I was given the go ahead, I just rolled it back up, secured the straps and buckles and away I went to the gate!"
- -Brad (NY)
The Real Cost
The DiveCaddy Travel Bag System was designed as a carry-on bag. Most competitors’ bag systems require the checking of at least one bag, generating checked/extra baggage fees each way of travel. The average airline second checked bag fee is $50 (each way). A second checked bag on Delta Airlines that is over 50 lbs can cost up to $100 each way.
Competitor pricing and bag information acquired from a recent Scuba Diving Magazine Comparison.
Lost, Pilfered and Damaged
The DiveCaddy Travel Bag System is cheap insurance and great peace of mind for many of the misfortunes your checked bags can encounter while traveling. It is our goal to help keep your gear in your possession (at all times) and avoid checked bag fees.
According to the United States Department of Transportation over 840,000 reports of lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered baggage were made between November 2008 and February 2009.
Over 30,000,000 bags are delayed or lost each year according to a recent newsoxy.com article (04/09). The article also notes that after 2 days of trying to locate the owners of “lost bags” the airlines ship them to a 40,000 square foot facility in Scottsboro, Alabama for one last chance to find the owner via an electronic tracer program. After 90 days the bags are sold at auction.
Airport Employee Purpose and Motivations
This is an informational breakdown of the purposes and motivations of the different airport/ airline employees you may encounter while traveling. Please review each specific category to get an idea of what their role is and how they can affect or ease your travel experience.
Check In Agent
The DiveCaddy is a major departure from other dive bag systems on the market. The DiveCaddy was designed to be the lightest, smallest, least expensive way to travel with your dive gear. Please view our comparison of the DiveCaddy vs. other systems on the market by CLICKING ON THE IMAGE BELOW.