Diving is an equipment orientated sport. To go scuba diving, freediving or spearfishing requires gear.
On courses where you're not a certified diver, you will be provided with the essential "hardware" — Buoyancy Compensator, Regulators, Gauges, Dive Computer, Air Cylinder, Wetsuit and Weight Belt.
If you're doing a course where you already are a certified diver, we expect you to have the required hardware items. Rental gear is not included in the price of these courses. The Scuba Doctor has high-quality BCDs, Regulators with Dive Computers, Scuba Cylinders, Wetsuits and Weight Belts available for hire. See Scuba Equipment Rental for details.
If your course requires additional scuba gear such as a dive light, underwater writing slate, dive compass, reel, DSMB or knife, then you must provide them.
You'll need to provide your own bathing suit and towel. For your personal hygiene and comfort, there are some things that we simply choose not to provide you with. This is out of concern for your health and well-being. These personal items include:
Wetsuit — Although we supply you with, or can rent a wetsuit to you, depending on the course, we advise that you consider purchasing your own. A bad fitting wetsuit will allow cold water to enter and chill you on your dive.
If you don't already have them, you can buy these items in our dive shop online or in-store. Our experienced dive shop staff can help you with the right equipment choices.