The snorkeling equipment is not available as a rental and you’ll have to have your own when you arrive for the 1st day. Luckily, you can get all that here! Everything fits differently underwater, so if you have any problem with your equipment, let us know! We have demo equipment your instructor can grab during class to really see what works best.
The snorkeling equipment includes:
We highly recommend purchasing your own Total Dive System. This way you’ll learn in your own equipment, find equipment that 100% works for you and your needs, and never have to worry about equipment again! Most places you visit for your future scuba adventures will have rental equipment, but there is no guarantee it’ll be a brand you recognize or even something you like.
We recommend buying your own Total Dive System so much that we’ll refund your Pool Sessions and Certification dives if you do so with us.
To qualify for this you’ll have to additionally purchase:
- Regulator (1st Stage, Primary 2nd Stage, and Alternate Air Source)
- Buoyancy Compensator Device (BCD)
- Dive Computer
Before the First Session
SSI Digital Material
We will register you for your SSI profile and coursework. You should get an automated email from SSI to log into the system. Click the link in the email and finish setting up your profile.
To start your first course navigate through these selections: “Programs & Cards” > “Find Courses” > “Open Water Diver” > Select “View First Page” in green.SSI Site
Packing list for day 1
The Certification Dives
We normally do certification dives at our local quarry, Fantasy Lake Scuba Park.
Before your first day of checkout dives, you will have to stop by the shop for your rental dive equipment. This is included in your certification dive price. If you have your own equipment, you’ll be grabbing tanks and weights. If you do not, you’ll also be grabbing a BCD, regulator, and wetsuit.
Location: 3601 Quarry Rd, Rolesville, NC 27571
It is your responsibility to check your rental equipment before leaving the dive shop. There isn’t a shop at the quarry.
This check includes a dry inhalation check, a pressure check of your tanks, and an inhalation check with the air on. Your dive instructor will go over all these skills in class. If you forget anything during your pick-up, ask our staff and we’ll go over anything you need!