What to take when diving

Many say that the ratio between invested effort and time spent preparing for diving and the actual time spent underwater is demotivating and that this adventure is simply not worth the trouble. However, after their first dive, most people are hooked, despite the fact that, on average, it is only a 60-minute adventure.

Preparations prior to an enjoyable diving experience are definitely time-consuming, both in view of training, education and equipment. First, there is an Open Water course to complete, for novices and then more advanced divers. It is an advantage if you have your own diving equipment; however, very few people purchase all of the equipment in one go.

It is important to draw up a comprehensive list of indispensable diving equipment for allseason and all-condition diving and regularly supplement it; take only what is essential on a particular dive.

The list includes: 1. diving equipment: mask, fins, gloves, diving socks/boots, diving suit, anti-buoyancy belt and compensator, regulator, lamp, knife, tanks, compass, diving watch, notebook, diving guide, maps, etc.

2. clothing appropriate to the conditions: tracksuit, underwear, trainers, hat/cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, windbreaker with hood, waterproof overcoat, towel and toiletries, camera, telephone, etc.

3. additional equipment: camera equipment: camera, housing, flashbulbs, etc. video equipment: video camera, housing, lights, speleological equipment food: if the dive is over a couple of days, sufficient quantities of water, dry food, fruit, etc.

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