Preparing for the Open Water Dive Training
This weekend I'm heading out for my open water dive training. This follows my weekend confined water dive training which I did about 2 weeks ago. As I'm discovering with all things scuba, there's quite a bit of gear to get together beforehand.
In my case, the dive location is about 2 hours away. So I stopped by my scuba store to grab all of the necessary equipment a couple of days early so that I'd be all set for the drive Friday night after work. This equipment included:
- 7mm wetsuit (rental)
- 7mm hood (rental)
- 2 scuba tanks at 3000 PSI (rental)
- dive weights
- 3mm gloves
- sea snips
- mask defog
Yep, four more items added to the initial cost of scuba diving. At least the compass will fit into a couple of consoles should I end up buying one of those.
The weekend dives should be fun. They're at Dutch Springs (was once a quarry). Apparently the water is clear and there are platforms at different depths to facilitate the training.