Here is a checklist of the most common equipment and personal items needed for PADI training in an ocean or lake environment. Always check with your Divemaster or Scuba Instructor regarding any special equipment unique to your class.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Aquatic Adventures will not rent or loan masks, snorkels or defog to any divers until further notice.
Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gear bag
Wetsuit (pants and jacket or full jumpsuit), or
Dry suit and undergarment
Exposure suit accessories
Boots, Hood, Gloves
Regulator (primary and octopus)
Instruments: SPG, depth gauge, compass
BCD (with weight pockets if integrated)
Weights (10% of your body weight plus 6 to 10 lbs for cold water diving)
Weight belt (if using a non-integrated BCD)
Tank (2 or more are needed for most training)
Dive planning tools
Dive computer, or
Watch and RDP (table users only)
LP inflator hose
Dry suit inflator (dry suit divers only)
Signaling devices (1 visual, 1 audible)*
Knife (or diver tool for cutting)**
Light (required for night dives/recommend for deep dives)
Swimsuit (wetsuit divers)
Money (for entrance fees and tips)
Blanket or Tarp (for equipment assembly)
*Aquatic Adventures will supply all beginners with a signal tube and whistle during their open water training. All others must have these devices with them during training.
**Not required for beginners. All certified divers should have a knife with them unless diving in a marine park or sanctuary where having a knife is prohibited.