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If you take a resort course you will get a nice introduction to the equipment but you'll probably need some more time to become really familiar with the gear. And if you want to know "How does scuba gear work?", I explain scuba gear here.
You can also check out my gear guides and scuba diving equipment information.
So, enough already, let's get started:
Fit is important for these pieces so it is good to have your own. When you take a scuba certification course many dive shops require you purchase your mask, fins and snorkel. Courses usually include the use of the rest of the equipment needed.
Scuba mask and snorkel:
Scuba dive fins:
While the scuba regulator, buoyancy compensator and scuba diving computer are more necessary scuba diving equipment, you might want to rent these before you make a huge money investment. Make sure diving is something you are comfortable with and want to continue before making any big purchases.
Scuba buoyancy compensator:
Here are some closeups of the regulator attached to the tank and the gauges on the regulator (betcha' can't tell I didn't take these pictures of scuba gear!)
The following pictures of scuba gear are not essential to have on every dive. These are all accessories and what you take with you is really a personal preference. I usually take my tank banger and slate on most dives - I want to be able to get my husband's attention and then be able to communicate easily with him. Pantomime can get old (not to mention frustrating) after a while!
Most people also use a scuba diving wetsuit. It's really a personal preference and depends on how cold you get.
Tank bangers, knife and dive slate:
Scuba diving gloves:
Scuba safety aids (mirror/inflatable):
Mesh dive bag:
And for the grand finale, pictures of scuba gear on the diver so you can see how it all goes together (another spot where you can't tell I took the pictures - ha, imagine that!)
So there you have it, all the gear you need to dive. Hopefully these scuba gear pics and explanation of "How does scuba gear work?" have made you a little more comfortable with scuba diving. It's a great sport and I hope you try it out. You won't regret it.
Here's to getting underwater!
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