Gear Checklist for your Dive Trip

Use your own judgement to determine if this is a complete list for you!
Make sure all your gear is in top functioning condition prior to each dive trip.

1. Dive Log and pen

2. Scuba Certification card(s) C-Card, EANX card, DAN card, Dive insurance, etc.

3. Proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19

4. Cell phone, wallet, credit card, money

5. Directions to the dive site and accommodations

6. Mask, fins, snorkel

7. Mask defogger — such as baby shampoo — absolutely no spitting in your mask due to Covid-19

8. Wetsuit, boots, gloves, hood (some people wear socks inside their wetsuit boots to avoid blisters)

9. Tanks (filled)

10. Regulator with octopus and pressure gauge

11. Weights, weight belt or BCD weight pockets

12. BCD

13. Dive computer (essential) with the manual

14. Dive tables

15. Dive knife, sea snips

16. Whistle

17. Underwater slate with underwater pen (optional)

18. Compass

19. Other gauges as needed (such as depth gauge, watch, etc.)

20. Safety sausage, surface signalling device

21. Dive light (charged or with batteries )

22. Tank marker light/cylumes for night dives (not the chemical ones)

23. Flag and float for shore dives

24. Tools, save-a-dive kit, spare O-rings, spare snorkel-keeper, etc.

25. Fish identification book

26. Hat, sun glasses, sun covering (Note: chemical sunblock lotions and sprays are very bad for the aquatic environment and we strongly suggest you use other methods for sun covering such as clothing)

27. Bug repellent with DEET

28. Drinking water

29. Towel

30. Covid-19 mask

31. Whatever personal medications you might need

32. Hand sanitizer

33. First Aid Kit

34. Snacks

35. Camera

36. Fill in anything else you need _____________________

36. Waterproof bag or container

37. Gear bag to hold it all

38. Make sure you have filled in the mandatory annual OUC Communicable Disease Liability Release and Risk Agreement for the current year. (Note: This is required by the Ontario Underwater Council for liability insurance before you go diving. You cannot accompany Blue North on a dive unless we see that you have filled this out accurately. No OUC dive will be sanctioned unless every diver signs this form the week before the dive.)