Gear Checklist for your Dive Trip

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

Required

1. Dive Log and pen, SAC rate calculator

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

3. Proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Bring a Covid-19 face mask

4. Cell phone, wallet, credit card, money, emergency contacts, OHIP medical card

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) – Note: On most dive weekends, two tanks will be required

10. Regulator with octopus, pressure gauge and BCD hose

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. Emergency signalling device such as whistle, safety sausage, dive-alert

Required for some dives

17. Dive light – required for night dives and if needed for better visibility on shipwrecks (charged or with batteries)

18. Tank marker light/cylumes – required for night dives (not the chemical ones)

19. Flag and float – required for shore dives

20. Other gauges as needed for navigation and redundancy: compass, depth gauge, watch, etc.

Optional

21. Underwater slate with underwater pen

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

23. Fish identification book

Other personal items

24. Clothing: 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), rain gear, warm clothing for after the dive, hat & gloves too.

25. Drinking water

26. Towel

27. Dry bag / Waterproof container, if needed for camera, clothes, etc.

28. Small tarp to lay on the ground to lay out your gear (and not lose anything!)

29. Whatever personal medications you might need, personal First Aid Kit

30. Snacks

31. Camera

32. Fill in anything else you need _____________________

33. Gear bag to hold it all.