At a minimum, you want your own mask, fins and snorkel when you start diving in the PADI Open Water Diver course. These have a personal fit, and the staff at the Float N’ Flag will help you choose ones that have the fit and features best suited to you.
We will provide the rest of your essential gear for your weekend PADI Open Water Diver course as part of the enrollment fee. Rental equipment is available for your open water dive weekend. It’s recommended that you invest in your equipment when you start your course because:
- you’re more comfortable learning to dive using gear chosen
- you’re more comfortable using gear fitted for you
- divers who own their own gear dive more
- having your own gear is part of the fun of diving
What kind of gear you will need depends on conditions where you dive: Tropical, Temperate, Cold, Technical. Come in and chat with our staff about your needs and wants and we’ll recommend the right stuff for you.