What Equipment Will You Need?


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 all of the equipment you need for your pool and open water training dives, including wet suits, cylinders, regulators and weights. 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.

Required Equipment for All Course Activities

Pool Diver

Students in our beginning scuba courses are required to provide the following items:

  • Mask and defogger.
  • Snorkel
  • Adjustable Fins
  • Wetsuit boots

These personal equipment items 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 check with us before purchasing any equipment items.

Required Equipment for Open Water Dives

Students must provide the following equipment for all open water training dives: (Same as Above)

Scuba ZOO will supply the following for Open Water Pool Sessions and Open Water Dives...

  • A wetsuit appropriate for local conditions.*
  • Weights.*
  • Two full scuba cylinders, each day.*
  • BC with low-pressure inflator and whistle.*
  • Regulator system with alternate-air-source and pressure gauge and depth guage.*

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available for rental from Scuba ZOO once you are a certified diver at a discounted rate for your first 5 rentals. Only $25 per rental for a tank, weights, BC, Regs & Wet Suit. A great reason to get certified with

Scuba ZOO!

  • Whether you supply your own equipment or rent from us, bear in mind that our insurance policy requires all life-support equipment used in training to have been assembled, tested, maintained and tagged by us.
  • You will be expected to use the same BC and regulator system during open water training that you did in the pool (this is no time to be coping with unfamiliar equipment).



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