Technical diving

Equipment needed for training

List of equipment needed for various training programs

Cavern course
· Recreational BCD
· One regulator with normal recreational setup of two second stages – one with octopus size length hose and second regular size length, inflator hose and SPG with clip attached
· Wet suit 5mm with hood
· Booties
· Open heel fins
· Mask – no snorkel
· Safety reel
· Three directional and three non-directional line markers
· Submersible decompression table
· Slate and pencil
· Small and sharp knife
· Pouch to store accessories, leg mounted recommended
· Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer – no console
· One primary light
· One backup light

Intro to Cave and Full Cave course
· Wing style BCD minimum lift 45 lbs maximum lift 65 lbs no redundant wing recommended
· Backplate and harness recommended or soft pack and harness
· Two balanced regulators with DIN recommended. One first stage with a short second stage hose and second stage with rubber necklace and SPG with clip attached to it. Second first stage with a 7 foot / 2 meter long second stage hose and second stage with clip attached to it with low pressure inflator hose.
· Wet suit 5mm with hood minimum
· Booties
· Open heel fins
· One Safety reel, One primary reel, one jump / gap reel
· Three directional and three non-directional line markers
· Submersible decompression table
· Slate and pencil
· Small and sharp knife
· Mask and spare mask – no snorkel
· Pouch to store accessories, leg mounted recommended
· Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer – no console
· One primary light canister type with minimum burn time two hours and 50 watt halogen / 10 watt HID or equivalent light output
· Two back up lights with minimum three c-cell batteries and minimum burn time two hours each

Technical diving courses
· Wing style BCD minimum lift 55 lbs, redundant wing required
· Backplate and harness recommended or soft pack and harness
· Two balanced regulators with DIN connectors recommended. One first stage with a short second stage hose and second stage with rubber necklace and SPG with clip attached to it, low-pressure inflator hose for redundant wing. Second first stage with a 7 foot / 2 meter long second stage hose and second stage with clip attached to it with low pressure inflator hose.
· Wet suit 5mm with hood minimum
· Booties
· Open heel fins
· One lift bag reel
· Lift bag or SMB with 50 lbs lift minimum
· Submersible decompression table for gases used during dive, CNS - OTU table
· Two slates and pencil
· Small and sharp knife
· Mask and spare mask – snorkel recommended depending on diving environment dived in
· Pouch to store accessories, leg mounted recommended
· Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer, backup recommended – no console. Multi gas computers recommended, air only computers no suitable for this level of diving
· One primary light canister type with minimum burn time two hours and 50 watt halogen / 10 watt HID or equivalent light output depending on dive environment
· Two back up lights with minimum burn time two hours each depending on dive environment
· One, two or three oxygen clean balanced stage regulators with DIN connector fitted with short HP hose and SPG, with 40 inch octopus size length second stage hose and clip attached to the second stage depending on level of training and diving
· One, two or three stage bottle rigging including rubber band’s to store low pressure second stage hose, carrying strap and clips for 40 cft and 80 cft alm stage tanks depending on level of training and diving

CCR Rebreather courses
· CCR Rebreather unit the course is to be taken with or rent unit
· Sufficient Co2 absorbent to change absorbent each and every day for the planned dive or training duration
· Sufficient batteries for the electronics to last double the duration of planned dive time
· Wing style BCD minimum lift 45 lbs, depending on level of training and diving
· Wet suit 5mm with hood minimum
· Booties
· Open heel fins
· One lift bag reel
· Lift bag or SMB 50 lbs lift minimum
· Submersible decompression table for dilluent gases and PO2 used during dives, submersible OTU and CNS tracking table
· One slate and pencil
· Small and sharp knife
· Mask and spare mask
· Pouch to store accessories
· Wrist mounted dive computer or bottom timer, backup recommended depending on rebreather used – no console. Multi gas computers and computers CCR able recommended, if not existing on the unit electronics.
· One primary light canister type with minimum burn time two hours and 50 watt halogen / 10 watt HID or equivalent light output depending on dive environment
· Two back up lights with minimum burn time two hours each depending on dive environment
· One, two or three oxygen clean balanced stage regulators with DIN connector fitted with short HP hose and SPG, with 7 foot / 2 meter length second stage hose and clip attached to the second stage depending on level of training and diving
· One, two or three stage bottle rigging including rubber band’s to store low pressure second stage hose, carrying strap and clips for 40 cft and 80 cft alm stage tanks depending on level of training and diving