We recommend that you start slow, so let's just see what you must have:
Mask/Snorkel, Diving Fins and a Wet Suit for warm water (Dry Suits are
recommend to rent at the beginning). These gear are basic, you
them on your vacation, and you can also use some just for
A dive computer
is very important; they
measure the time and depth of dives to calculate a safe ascent. Making
your dives more simple and safe. Never rely on your
partner's computer to calculate your decompression, use your
own or use diving
will be a
for your diving memories; if you have already a digital camera there is
a big chance that there is a case for it, so
start your research and choose the one you like.
The are some
companies that have a
different price on diving excursions depending if you have your on
diving equipment (BCD, Regulator , Mask,
as a final step
start buying your
Regulator and other accessories
including a diving bag
to travel with all your gear.
Why Buy Your Own
How many times you had to rent some gear and had to try at least five different sizes and ended up using something that is not a perfect fit? In diving an equipment that fits is very important. You will feel more comfortable which will make your dives more enjoyable. That’s why it is important to buy your own diving equipment.
This investment will last you for years, because diving gear is build to last. So the next time you plan your holidays, you will have diving on your mind.
Another advantage of owning your gear is the familiarization you will have every time you use it. You will know where to put everything, how to check everything and also you will see how fast it will be for you to put on or remove your own equipment.