Items of scuba diving equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the charges specified below.
The regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder no longer sealed (i.e. the cylinder has an open end) as the cylinder must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside. If the cylinder is sealed (i.e. the regulator valve is still attached), the cylinder is prohibited and not permitted, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator. HA Agents will visibly ensure that the cylinder is completely empty and that there are no prohibited items inside.
Note: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) is not to be confused with Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBD) also referred to as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Due to TSA requirements HA will allow depleted EEBD or SCBA to be transported only as part of passenger's normal carry-on baggage allowance and not as checked baggage.
For the purpose of this provision one item of scuba diving equipment is defined as:
Scuba diving equipment will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will always be subject to the following charges:
Maximum weight for Scuba Diving Equipment is 100lbs/45kg. If item 51-100lbs applicable overweight charges will apply.
*EXCEPTION: For travel between the United States and Australia or New Zealand the maximum weight accepted will always be 70 lbs. or 32kgs for any item described in this rule.
Between any two points in Hawaii - 35.00 USD
Between North America and Hawaii - 100.00 USD
Between points within the Continental USA - 100.00 USD
Between PPG/PPT/MNL and USA - 150 USD
From USA to Australia - 150 USD
From Australia to USA - 150 AUD
Travel wholly within Australia - 150 AUD
From USA to Japan - 150 USD
From Japan to USA - 15,000 JPY
Travel wholly within Japan - 15,000 JPY
From USA to Korea - 150 USD
From Korea to USA - 150,000 KRW
Travel wholly within Korea - 150,000 KRW
From USA to Taiwan - 150 USD
From Taiwan to USA - 4500 TWD
Travel wholly within Taiwan - 4500 TWD
For any other international travel not listed above - 150 USD