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What do I need

Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by Jonwainwright, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Jonwainwright

    Jonwainwright New Member

    Feb 10, 2017
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    I have recently started learning to drive after joining a local BSAC club. I have almost completed the theory and the pool dives and I'm getting ready for the open water stuff my question in what do I need to buy equipment wise I have fins, mask, snorkel and the club has a bcd and tank I can use. I'm guessing I can rent a dry suit for now, do I just need a good and gloves and I'm guessing at least 5mm for the uk?

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  2. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Apr 7, 2014
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    Hi Jon, welcome to the forum.

    If the club have the kit, use it! The main thing is to get experience underwater. Developing your GAS* can wait - there'll be plenty of opportunity later!

    Drysuits are definitely the right tool for the job. Rent if you can and buy later when you know what you want/need.

    *Gear Aquisition Syndrome.
  3. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2015
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    Welcome, Jon - you seem to have found an active local BSAC club, congratulations. Ask lots of questions, most of the guys here have a lot of experience and others (like me) are more limited but can sometimes help with a beginner issue, or at least sympathise as we hit the same issue. Time underwater is a great teacher.

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