Technical Diving Equipment Requirements List

Equipment List

Choosing proper equipment for your technical diver training is essential for your success. The equipment used in technical diving has evolved for more than two decades. Below is a general list of the equipment required for technical diving. Consult Ocean Quest staff for specific recommendations based on your short and long-term goals. We will make sure you invest in the proper equipment the first time around ultimately saving you time and money. All Ocean Quest students and customers will receive special discounts on equipment purchases.

General Equipment

  • Mask - Low Profile
  • Back up mask - Frameless / low profile
  • Fins (Non-Split) - Good sculling fins with spring straps
  • Small knife fitted on harness
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) - Minimum 5 ft. / folds in drysuit pocket
  • Finger spool - 100 ft
  • Primary Reel (optional) - Sidewinder style / simple and well constructed
  • Wrist compass
  • Wetnotes
  • 2 x dive computers or bottom timers - Computers must have gauge mode capability
  • Primary light - High wattage canister light with rechargeable battery and goodman handle
  • Backup Light - Low profile / LED
  • Drysuit - Good mobility with 2 x thigh pockets / dry gloves

Backplate and Wing

  • Stainless Backplate
  • Dual tank wing - 50 - 60 lbs max
  • Hogarthian, one piece harness

Right Post Regulator Set Up

  • DIN Primary 1'st and 2'nd Stage - High Performance with good hose routing / balanced second stage
  • 7 ft long hose
  • BCD hose
  • Stainless bolt snap for long hose

Left Post Regulator Set Up

  • DIN Primary 1'st and 2'nd Stage - High Performance with good hose routing / balanced second stage
  • Back up reg hose - 24 inches
  • Low profile pressure gauge - no boot
  • 24 - 26 inch high pressure hoses
  • Drysuit hose
  • Stainless bolt snap for gauge

Double Cylinders

  • Steel or Aluminum 80 cuft cylinders - steel recommended
  • Manifold with isolator valve
  • Tank bands

Deco Bottle Set Up

  • Luxfer 40 Cuft Tank with DIN Valve
  • DIN Primary 1'st and 2'nd Stage - High Performance with good hose routing / balanced second stage
  • 40 inch regulator hose
  • Low profile pressure gauge - no boot
  • 6 inch high pressure hose
  • Proper labels and rigging

Drysuit Inflation for Trimix Diving

  • 6 or 14 Cuft Cylinder
  • Drysuit inflation regulator including OPV
  • 20 - 22 inch hose
  • Mounting device