Course Outline

You will be getting wet! So, you will need what you would normally take to go swimming (a swimsuit, a towel, etc.). Your instructor will fit and explain the use of equipment for your experience. This will include the following:

  • Mask and fins
  • Appropriate exposure protection
  • Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA or scuba) equipment
    • A scuba cylinder that holds the air you will breathe
    • A regulator that delivers the air from the cylinder to your mouthpiece
    • A backup regulator mouthpiece known as an alternate air source or octopus (occy)
  • Submersible pressure gauge (SPG) to monitor the amount of air in your cylinder
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) to enable you to adjust your buoyancy
  • Weight on a belt or in pouches to overcome any positive buoyancy of your body and equipment enabling you to descend

We recommend you purchase your personal items, which include your mask, snorkel, fins, and exposure protection, prior to your in-person training. Consult your dive center to ensure the equipment meets the specific requirements for the type of diving that you will be doing now and in the future.

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