If you have any questions about this list, or if you would like to discuss equipment options and recommendations, please contact the Diving Safety Office at 510-642-1298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|See below equipments lists for price breakdown||$1000-$3000|
|Air Fills (4 x $6)||$24.00|
|Tang Health Center||$225|
|Course Material Fee (CMF)|
|CMF covers the following:|
|NAUI training manuals (tables, log book, record folder)|
|CPR, Oxygen Administration training manuals|
|Air fills in Monterey (7 x $3.25)|
|Equipment support for training gear|
|Staff and Equipment transportation costs|
|NAUI Master Diving Techniques||$45|
|NAUI Rescue Diving Text||$30 (optional)|
|Transportation and Lodging|
|Plan on 4 trips to the Monterey area (Carpools encouraged)|
|Mileage roundtrip Berkeley to Monterey||240 miles|
|Lodging (camping or cheap hotels)||$7-35 per night|
|Monterey Bay Aquarium admission fee||$27.95|
|Total Estimated Expenses||$1400-3300 (plus food and lodging)|
Skin diving gear is your basic gear that you will use every time you go in the water. This gear must be purchased in order to insure consistency and familiarity. This equipment should last for several years, depending on the amount of use and care it receives.
Prices are estimates for budgeting; you may pay more or less.
|Skin Diving Gear (required)|
|Fins (open heel adjustable, full foot fins are unacceptable)||$60-120|
|Boots (avoid zippers)||$35-65|
|Weight||$1-3 / lb.|
Note: weight for California diving should be approximately 10% of your body weight plus 5-10 pounds. Weight needs to be adjustable from pool to ocean.
|Exposure suit for expected environment, including hood|
|Northern California diving = 6.5 or 7mm suit (or thicker)||$250-525|
|Moorea diving = full 3mm suit or more||$100-300|
|Suits or vest with attached hoods greatly increase warmth|
|Custom suits are strongly recommended, especially for scientific diving|
SCUBA gear is needed for all pool sessions starting the 3rd or 4th week of class, and all ocean dives. This gear can be purchased or rented. For safety reasons you should use the same equipment all semester long. Borrowed gear will need to be approved by the instructor. If your gear isn't functioning, you don't get in the water. If you decide to purchase this gear, keep in mind that it is life-support equipment, and maybe this is not the place to try and save a few extra dollars
|SCUBA Gear (required for pools and ocean dives)|
|Regulator with alternate air source||$250-1500|
|Tank (not required)||$100-300|
|Octopus retainer if appropriate||$5-10|
* I would recommend buying a console that holds these gauges.
Ocean diving gear is what you will need on our ocean dives. This equipment, while required, is fairly standard and if you know any certified divers, you may be able to borrow some of these items. On the other hand, if you're going to be a diver, you might as well start getting all of the equipment together now.
|Diving Gear Required for Ocean Dives|
|Knife or cutting tool||$30-130|
|Dive lights (primary)||$40-80|
|Dive lights (backup)||$20-40|
Recommended Equipment and Extras are just that. These items will make your diving more enjoyable and some may extend the life of your basic equipment. These items can be added as the semester or your diving career goes on.
|Dive Bag (strongly recommended)||$60-200|
|"Goodie" bag for holding mask, snorkel, fins, gloves||$15-25|
|Equipment clips||$5 each|
|Save-a-dive kit (spare mask strap, fin strap, o-rings, snorkel keeper, etc.)||$10-25|
|First Aid Kit||$15 and up|
|Dive skin (makes getting into wetsuits easier)||$60-100|
|Lycra/Nylon socks (helps getting into suit and booties)||$10-12|
|Anti-fog solution, if you don't want to use your own (saliva)||$3-5|
Scientific Diving Equipment includes gear that you might use to conduct research underwater. Slates are required for IDS 407 course.
|Scientific Diving Equipment|
|Data slate||$15 +|
|Collection nets, jars, bags|