A DIVE bag is often purchased as an afterthought, but it can prove to be an important investment. It is vital to invest in a bag that lasts well and can be counted on to deliver your gear safely to its destination.
Prices vary from less than £20 to nearly £200. Be sure to choose a bag that is well constructed from tough material and is big enough for the job, but bear in mind that all your equipment stowed in one container may be too heavy to lift. Some bags have built-in rucksack-style straps, which can be a godsend if you need to carry your gear any significant distance.
Avoid bags with metal zips because they will jam up after contact with salt water. All the bags listed in the directory have plastic zips.
There may be an advantage in using two smaller bags - after diving, you will need to separate your wet gear from items that are better kept dry during transport, such as regulators and computers. Make sure that every item is properly dried in a well-ventilated room before packing it away in your bag for long-term storage.