Required Equipment


Diving is an equipment-intensive activity. This means that the quality of the equipment you use, and its suitability for specific diving activities has a tremendous bearing on your overall comfort, safety and enjoyment. Few things can ruin the investment you make in learning to dive safely than having the wrong equipment.

The good news is, we supply most of the equipment you will need in the pool, including tanks and regulators. This is top quality equipment that we would not only be happy to use ourselves, but have our friends and loved ones use as well.

Peronal Equipment

The equipment you need to supply for pool dives is:

  • Mask.
  • Snorkel.
  • Wetsuit boots.
  • Adjustable scuba fins.
  • Weight belt and weights.

Male students generally need around eight pounds of weight; women typically need fourteen. If you purchase your equipment from us, and you discover during the orientation session that any item is just nor tight, you can exchange it. Additionally:

  • You should bear in mind that, although our pool averages 80 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, water conducts heat away from your body 25 times faster than air. To make pool dives more enjoyable, most of our students also purchase a lightweight wetsuit.
  • Students are responsible for providing all of the necessary equipment for open-water training dives, including a colder-water wetsuit. Wetsuits and items such as tanks, regulators and BCs are available for rent from Harry’s Dive Shop. You will also need to provide your own dive knife and whistle, as well as a means of tracking bottom time (our regulators have dive computer consoles. so you are covered if you rent one).

If you do not purchase your own Total Diving System, you will need to rent from us, as we are responsible for the equipment’s performance and maintenance.

The Importance of Comfort and Fit


The items listed above are ones for which comfort and fit are not only important, they’re critical. They are also items that, as a certified diver, dive operators expect you to own. In other words, you do not want to go anywhere as a diver without them.

It’s also important to understand that, to be suitable for scuba diving, masks, snorkels and fins must meet a very different set of requirements than they might for casual snorkeling. Therefore, it’s important you not purchase any equipment items without talking to us first.

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