Equipment Needed for Training

Listed below are the minimum equipment requirements for each of our classes. Should you not have your own set of equipment, or are missing any of the equipment listed below, we can provide you with high quality diving equipment from our rental department free of charge for the duration of your training.  

Overhead Sidemount:

  • Two regulators, one with a long hose length of 2 meters (7 feet) 
  • Submersible Pressure gauge for each sidemount cylinder

  • LP hoses for BCD inflation and dry suit if used

  • Sidemount BCD/Harness with sufficient lift (recommend minimum of 16 Kg or 35 lbs) to adequately support the required dive equipment and tow a fellow diver in an emergency
  • A redundant inflation device in the form of a double bladder wing. Drysuit can be used for redundancy if the diver can demonstrate the ability to dive in this fashion
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Suitable weight system

  • Three dive lights are required. 
One primary light. 
Two backup lights
  • Dive computer plus redundant timing and depth device(s). Computer must be suitable for the course i.e. multi gas, and if a computer is not used then backup decompression tables must be carried at all times 

  • Mask plus redundant mask in pocket/pouch
  • Reels. Primary reel. Safety reel. Jump / gap reel 

  • Two Cutting Devices
  • Fins with non-fouling heel straps 

  • Wetnotes
  • Three (3) line arrows, at least two (2) non-directional markers (cookies)

Overhead Backmount (Doubles)

  • Two regulators, one with a long hose length of 2 meters (7 feet) 
  • Pressure gauge x 2 (one for back gas and one for decompression gas, if used)
  • LP hoses for BCD inflation and dry suit if used
  • BCD with sufficient lift (a minimum of 27 Kg or 60 lb) to adequately support the required dive equipment and tow a fellow diver in an emergency
  • A redundant inflation device in the form of a double bladder wing. Drysuit can be used for redundancy if the diver can demonstrate the ability to dive in this fashion

  • Back plate and harness
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Three dive lights are required. 
One primary light. 
Two backup lights
  • Dive computer plus redundant timing and depth device(s). Computer must be suitable for the course i.e. multi gas, and if a computer is not used then backup slates and tables must be carried at all times
  • Mask plus redundant mask
  • Reels. Primary reel. Safety reel. Jump / gap reel
  • Two Cutting Devices
  • Fins with non-fouling heel straps
  • Wetnotes
  • Three (3) line arrows, at least two (2) non-directional markers (cookies)

Overhead CCR Rebreather 

  • CCR Rebreather unit the course is to be taken with or rent unit  
  • Sufficient Co2 absorbent to change absorbent each and every day for the planned dive or training duration
  • Sufficient batteries for the electronics to last double the duration of planned dive time
  • Wing style BCD minimum lift 45 lbs, depending on level of training and diving
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Booties
  • Open heel fins
  • One lift bag reel
  • Lift bag or SMB 50 lbs lift minimum
  • Submersible decompression table for diluent gases and PO2 used during dives, submersible OTU and CNS tracking table
  • Pouch to store accessories
  • Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer, backup recommended depending on rebreather used – no console. Multi gas computers and computers CCR able recommended, if not existing on the unit electronics.
  • Three dive lights are required. 
One primary light. 
Two backup lights
  • One, two or three oxygen clean balanced stage regulators with DIN connector fitted with short HP hose and SPG, with 7 foot / 2 meter length second stage hose and clip attached to the second stage depending on level of training and diving
  • One, two or three stage bottle rigging including rubber band’s to store low pressure second stage hose, carrying strap and clips for 40 cft and 80 cft alm stage tanks depending on level of training and diving
  • Mask plus redundant mask
  • Reels. Primary reel. Safety reel. Jump / gap reel
  • Two Cutting Devices
  • Fins with non-fouling heel straps
  • Wetnotes
  • Three (3) line arrows, at least two (2) non-directional markers (cookies)

*Please note that depending on the course you are taking, you may need less or more equipment than listed here. For example a Cavern Diver only needs to bring 1 back up light as opposed to 2, or if are doing decompression dives with multiple cylinders you will need more regulators, potentially a larger buoyancy compensator, etc. If your not sure of the exact equipment you will need for any upcoming class your instructor will be happy to guide you through the process via email before your arrival. 

Open Water Sidemount:

  • Two regulators, one with a long hose length of 2 meters (7 feet)
  • Submersible Pressure gauge for each sidemount cylinder
  • LP hoses for BCD inflation and dry suit if used
  • Sidemount BCD/Harness with sufficient lift (recommend minimum of 16 Kg or 35 lbs) to adequately support the required dive equipment and tow a fellow diver in an emergency
  • A redundant inflation device in the form of a double bladder wing. Drysuit can be used for redundancy if the diver can demonstrate the ability to dive in this fashion
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Suitable weight system
  • Dive computer or bottom timer/depth gauge. Computer must be suitable for the course i.e. multi gas, and if a computer is not used then backup decompression tables must be carried at all times
  • Mask plus redundant mask
  • Spool and SMB
  • Cutting Device
  • Fins with heel straps
  • Wetnotes 

Openwater Backmount (Doubles)

  • Two regulators, one with a long hose length of 2 meters (7 feet)
  • Pressure gauge x 2 (one for back gas and one for decompression gas, if used)
  • LP hoses for BCD inflation and dry suit if used
  • BCD with sufficient lift (a minimum of 27 Kg or 60 lb) to adequately support the required dive equipment and tow a fellow diver in an emergency
  • A redundant inflation device in the form of a double bladder wing. Drysuit can be used for redundancy if the diver can demonstrate the ability to dive in this fashion

  • Back plate and harness
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Dive computer or bottom timer depth gauge. Computer must be suitable for the course i.e. multi gas, and if a computer is not used then backup slates and tables must be carried at all times
  • Mask plus redundant mask
  • Spool and SMB
  • Cutting Device
  • Fins with heel straps
  • Wetnotes 

Open Water CCR Rebreather 

  • CCR Rebreather unit the course is to be taken with or rent unit 
  • Sufficient Co2 absorbent to change absorbent each and every day for the planned dive or training duration
  • Sufficient batteries for the electronics to last double the duration of planned dive time
  • Wing style BCD minimum lift 45 lbs, depending on level of training and diving
  • Thermal protection suitable for dive environment
  • Booties
  • Submersible decompression table for diluent gases and PO2 used during dives, submersible OTU and CNS tracking table
  • Pouch to store accessories
  • Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer, backup recommended depending on rebreather used – no console. Multi gas computers and computers CCR able recommended, if not existing on the unit electronics.
  • One, two or three oxygen clean balanced stage regulators with DIN connector fitted with short HP hose and SPG, with 7 foot / 2 meter length second stage hose and clip attached to the second stage depending on level of training and diving
  • One, two or three stage bottle rigging including rubber band’s to store low pressure second stage hose, carrying strap and clips for 40 cft and 80 cft alm stage tanks depending on level of training and diving
  • Mask plus redundant mask
  • Spool and SMB
  • Cutting Device
  • Fins with heel straps
  • Wetnotes 

*Please note that depending on the course you are taking, you may need less or more equipment than listed here. For example an doing  decompression dives with multiple cylinders you will need more regulators, potentially a larger buoyancy compensator, etc. If your not sure of the exact equipment you will need for any upcoming class your instructor will be happy to guide you through the process via email before your arrival. 

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Dalen V.

USA