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Club Kit for Members’ Use

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Scuba kit

Once you start your Ocean Diver training, it’s a good idea to purchase your own basic kit; a mask first, followed by a snorkel and then maybe some fins suitable for use in open water. When you progress to open water diving (for the latter part of your Ocean Diver or Discovery Diver training) you will require a wetsuit or drysuit. These can be borrowed/hired, but you may want to purchase your own to ensure a good fit and familiarity. Club members can give guidance on purchasing suits. When qualified, divers will need to obtain their own full set of gear, although some prefer to hire it, especially when travelling overseas.

For training courses

Ocean Diver trainees can opt to use club kit for their initial training in the pool and open water. Kit hire includes:

  • basic kit, comprising mask, pool fins (not suitable for open water dives with exposure suits), snorkel
  • scuba kit (suitable for use in open-water) comprising regulator with alternate second stage, buoyancy compensator, cylinder
  • weight belt, weights.

Trainees are allocated a numbered set of kit. The kit remains in the club kit store when not in use, and is available for use by other members if required. If you have confirmed that you will attend a training session you need to book your kit with the Equipment Officer.

The cost in 2024 is £150 upfront, with a £50 refund when kit is returned to the Equipment Officer in good condition at the end of the period.

There is a maximum duration for this arrangement of six months, or until your training is completed if this is sooner than six months. After that, the kit should be returned to the Equipment Officer.

For diving

Dacorum Scuba members can use club kit for £5/item/diving day, if it is not required for use by a trainee.

Other kit

Dacorum Scuba maintains an Oxygen First Aid kit. The club encourages dive trip organisers to ensure at least one trip participant knows how to use it and takes it along. There is no charge to the trip. Ask the  Equipment Officer if you need it for a club trip.

Bookings

For bookings, contact the Equipment Officer with date/s and item/s required, email equipment@dacorumsac.org.uk

Once a booking is confirmed, to pay, contact the Treasurer, email treasurer@dacorumsac.org.uk

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