Equipment Requirements

Students enrolled in Professional Scuba Dive Instructor Program will need to supply their own scuba diving equipment.

The sales philosophy of Ocean Quest Dive Centre with respect to equipment sales is; to provide customers with superior knowledge and service to ensure that they get the best equipment possible to fit their needs and budget. Ocean Quest chooses equipment suppliers who can provide a variety of equipment selection that is affordable, practical and is supported with good customer service.

Each student will receive personal attention from Ocean Quest staff to ensure they are educated on a variety of equipment in order to meet their specific needs as diving professionals.

Purchases will be supported with the highest level of customer service. Students will receive a role model equipment purchasing experience in which they can reflect on as they enter the industry as PADI Instructors.

All students enrolled in the Professional Scuba Dive Instructor Program will have access to special professional level discounts on all equipment through Ocean Quest.

Due to the intense diving schedule students are strongly advised to ensure their equipment is comfortable and reliable. In addition, your equipment needs to have easy access to service in the event that it needs to be repaired or requires warranty support.

By purchasing your equipment through Ocean Quest, you will receive:

  • Professional discounts on all equipment purchases (students save $2000.00 or more on equipment packages).
  • Expert advice
  • On going service and support throughout your program
  • Responsive warranty support
  • New! Interest Free Financing. Financing is offered through Desjardin on approved credit. Contact Ocean Quest for more details.

It is strongly recommended that students take care of their equipment needs at least 4 – 6 weeks prior the program start date. This will allow time for special orders, drysuit production, etc. Students who live abroad can do this by phone, email, etc. Ocean Quest will require a deposit prior to ordering equipment for students.

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Equipment List for the Career Development Scuba Instructor Certificate Program

The following items are to be provided by each student:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Drysuit
  • Hood, boots, gloves
  • Weight system
  • Buoyancy compensator with low pressure inflator
  • Regulator
  • Alternate air source
  • Submersible pressure gauge
  • Dive Computer
  • Underwater compass
  • Primary dive light
  • Back-up light
  • Dive knife
  • Underwater Slate
  • 3 x Emergency signal devices – one audible surface, one visual surface, one audible underwater
  • Divers Spool
  • Pool suit
  • Pool weight belt
  • Log book
  • 2 x Scuba Cylynders (at least 80 cu ft) – rentals available
  • Equipment bag – (highly recommended)
  • Spare parts kit – (highly recommended)

Equipment prices start at less than $6000.00 + applicable taxes. Please contact Ocean Quest staff for details. We will coach you through your equipment choices to ensure you get quality, long lasting gear appropriate for your needs. Interest free financing may be available on approved credit.

Contact Ocean Quest staff if you have any questions about equipment requirements.

Ocean Quest can still accommodate you with if you are coming in from out of town. We can either ship equipment to you or have equipment ready for you when you arrive.