Equipment Requirements

As a diver, you will need certain items of equipment for your diving activities. Some can be hired either from us for your course, or from the dive centre you will be diving with. This is especially true if you intend to dive mainly on holiday. There are however certain pieces of equipment that are beneficial to own for yourself due to the need to ensure a good fit. This is very important for some items. For example you would want to have a correctly fitting mask in order to avoid distractions such as the mask leaking. The same is true of other items such as fins, suit, BCD etc. Also there are items which are really to be considered as life support which you may want to own for yourself rather than relying on the fact that someone else has serviced appropriately.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we will be pleased to talk you through the various options.

Beginner basic kit
Mask
Fins
Snorkel

Next items
Exposure suit (wetsuit, semi dry, drysuit + undersuit - the final choice depends on where you are intending to do most of your diving)
Regulators
Buoyancy Compensator (These are also known as Buoyancy Control Device or BCD, or Stability Jacket, Stab Jacket)
Computer or dive timer
Torch
Delayed Signal Marker Buoy (DSMB) with a reel
Cylinder(s)
Alternate Air Supply (pony cylinder / twinset)

For the more advanced and technical diving courses you will need all of the above in serviced and working order and possibly the following
Backup devices (torch, computer / timer)
Backup marker system - this could be an additional reel / DSMB or a drop reel
Drysuit inflation system
Sidemount cylinders
Rebreather


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