A dive computer is absolutely a priority purchase for this trip!!! The guides are not responsible for keeping track of nitrogen levels in your body. Take things into your own hands and be safe. You may conduct or partake in multiple dives in a single day with different divers and different guides. You must be able to monitor your nitrogen levels yourself. Needed equipment as far as dive tables go can be used but will limit the amount of dives as well as your bottom time. Tables are not recommended for this trip.
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Divers can opt to rent their gear from the resort (+-$30 daily) or Scuba Fusion ($99 for the trip duration). However, we recommend bringing your own gear. Trips like this are a great opportunity to acclimate to a new BC, get to know your new dive computer, or take a shot at underwater photography. You will be in the company of instructors who can help you with your new toys. You will of course need to bring your gear to the Philippines. JR is not your sherpa!
The typical diver packs a 3mm full length wet suit and fins with booties to keep warm, as well as protect them from rusty shipwrecks, small critters and sunshine. A surface marker buoy (SMB) is a must for taking advantage of shore dives and providing added safety in current.
A personally owned BCD is a must for dive travel. Rental BCs vests are almost always of low quality and are uncomfortable to wear. Renting also makes dialing in your buoyancy difficult for you.
Regulator set: Again, rental regs are junk. They breathe poorly, are rarely tuned, and can really take away from your overall experience. 50 people have slobbered all over the same mouthpiece that you are about to rent for the next week…yuck!
Personal mask, snorkel and gloves are also needed. As a certified diver you should already have this equipment.
To participate in night diving or the Advanced Class, you will need to bring a dive light (200 lumens or more). You will also want a light for wreck diving, getting better photos and for seeing at night when the power goes out in your room.
Cylinders and weights are included and waiting for us at the resort.