Below are the equipment requirements for the Recreational (Essentials, Rec 1, Rec 2 and Rec 3) courses and the Technical, Trimix & Overhead (Essentials of Tech, Tech 1, Tech 2 and Overhead Protocols) courses.


Equipment Brand is not a concern provided it is in safe operating condition.


Rentals are available  for most items, if needed.


Printable Recreational Equipment Checklist


Printable Technical, Trimix and Overhead Equipment Checklist


If you have any questions regarding equipment requirements, please Email Us



RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIALS, REC 1 & OPEN WATER

Blade or Jet style fins, No split fins

Regulator set consisting of:

  • 5-7' longhose primary regulator
  • 22" necklace/backup regulator
  • 24-26" hp/spg hose
  • LPI hose of appropriate length for the wing's corrugated hose

​​1 primary mask

1 exposure suit

1 bottom timer

1 compass

1 surface marker buoy (SMB), pre-rigged with 100' spool


REC 2 & REC 3


All Essentials, Rec 1 & Open Water gear requirements, plus the following:

1 backup mask

Rec 3 - separate drysuit inflation system

1 cutting device

1 primary light (HID or LED)

1 backup light



TECHNICAL & OVERHEAD EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS


ESSENTIALS OF TECH


SS or aluminum backplate w/ single piece 2" webbing harness & hardware

Back inflate style wing - No bungeed wings, no dual inflators

​1 set of double cylinders with isolation manifold, DIN valves (200bar preferred)

Blade or Jet style fins, No split fins

Regulator set consisting of:

  • 7' longhose primary regulator
  • 22-24" necklace/backup regulator
  • 24-26" hp/spg hose
  • LPI hose of appropriate length for the wing's corrugated hose

1 al40 deco bottle w/ deco reg - 36" (swivel turret) or 40" (non-swivel turret) regulator hose and 6" hp/spg hose

1 canister style HID or LED primary light

At least 1 backup light (2 preferred)​​

1 primary mask

1 backup mask

1 drysuit with 1 pocket on each thigh

1 bottom timer

1 compass

Wet notes

1 surface marker buoy (SMB), pre-rigged with 100' spool

1 cutting device


TECH 1

All Essentials of Tech equipment requirements, plus the following:
2 backup lights

Separate drysuit inflator system
1 side-handled primary reel - 400'

1 al40 (for 100% Oxygen)

1 al80 (for Nitrox 50%)

1 al80 stage bottle w/ stage/deco reg (if taking the stage endorsement)


TECH 2 (TRIMIX) 

All Tech 1 equipment requirements, plus the following:

Stage / deco bottle leash


OVERHEAD PROTOCOLS

All Essentials of Tech equipment requirements, plus the following:

2 backup lights

1 side-handled primary reel - 400'

2 75-100' spools

​No surface marker buoy (SMB) required

FKD EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS