You'll need to have your own full set of scuba equipment to start your PADI Divemaster course. If not, or you're not sure what works best for you yet, rent The Dive Bus equipment for a couple of fun dives before starting your Divemaster course, to check it out and see what’s right for you. Like it? Buy it, brand new from The Dive Bus retail shop or ex-rental.
Here's the equipment you'lI need and use during your PADI Divemaster course at The Dive Bus:
- Regulator set
- Open heel fins
- Dive boots
- Wetsuit (3mm or 5mm full if you really feel the cold)
- Dive mask and snorkel
- Dive computer
- Compass (can be integrated with your dive computer)
- Dive reel & SMB
- Dive knife
- Audible Signal Device (for example, a whistle – often included on your BCD)
- Dive slates (provided in the PADI Divemaster Crew Pack)
- Dive flashlight (recommended)
Besides the obvious benefits of diving with equipment with which you're familiar and comfortable, owning your own dive equipment is a requirement for most dive centers (including The Dive Bus), if you go on to become a professional Divemaster.
If you choose to just continue diving recreationally, in addition to the above benefits, you'll save $$$s by not having to rent equipment whenever you dive. You'll also know that it's in great condition and be super-familiar with how it all works.
Just like your scuba equipment, all the dive accessories you'll need for the PADI Divemaster course (dive computer; knife; reel; SMB etc etc) are available at discounted prices for PADI Divemaster trainees, from The Dive Bus retail shop.
The non-sales-commissioned Dive Bus crew will give you as much advice, and as many tips as you want, about choosing equipment that's right for you.