General Travel Information

Consumer’s Guide To Diver’s Insurance

Scuba Diver’s Magazine: Guide To Trip Cancellation Insurance

Packing List
Always keep a photocopy of your completed packing list at home for a record of what exactly you have in your luggage in the unlikely event your luggage is lost or damaged.

How To Get A Passport
Passports are most often issued through the post office. Both the Clayton branch and the St. Charles branch can take your photo and do all the processing for you. Visit the above link to get instructions and download the form.

Plan Ahead! – passports take about 6 weeks to process

Passport Fees (Effective March 8, 2005)
Routine Services (Form DS-11)* Non-Refundable
Ordinarily takes less than 6 weeks.

Passport Service
Passport Fee*
Execution Fee*
Total Fees
Age 16 and over
Under Age 16

*Note: Fees must be paid separately. Passport fees are paid to the Department of State by check or money order. Execution fees are paid to USPSĀ® in cash, money order, check, debit or credit card.

Expedited Service – Add $60 for each application.
Ordinarily takes less than 2 weeks.

FAA Airport Status
Check the status of airports across the nation.

US Customs
Change In Western Hemisphere International Travel
You will now need a passport to re-enter the U.S. after travel in the Western Hemisphere. This includes Mexico and the Caribbean. If you do not have a passport, see above.
“Know Before You Go”
Travel Alerts & Restricted Goods
Publications About International Travel

CDC – Travelers Health

US Department of State – Safe Travel Abroad
US Department of State – Travel Warnings

Homeland Security – Travel & Transportation
Transporting Film (through X-Ray machines)
Transporting Scuba Equipment

Currency Exchange

See It From Space!
Sand in the Bahamas