What To Bring

  • buddy checkDiver’s Certification Card and dive log
  • Cash/credit cards: for one dinner ashore, souvenirs, transportation and gratuities
  • Mask, fins, snorkel
  • BCD, Regulator: with submersible pressure gauge, depth gauge, and or computer
  • Dive Watch or other submersible timekeeping device
  • Waterproof Dive Table or computer
  • Dive Light: required for night dives
  • Tank Light: or chemical light sticks, required for night dives
  • Beach Towel: for after diving, to leave on deck
  • Foul Weather Gear: waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof pants (This is a necessity in cooler weather to keep you dry from ocean spray, but is advisable any time of the year because rain and wind can cool you off quickly.)
  • Motions Sickness Medicine: It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
  • Sunscreen: non-oily and non-aerosol please, at a high SPF
  • Sunglasses: Rx if needed
  • Wide brimmed Hat: for sun protection
  • Clothing: Space is limited and the Keys are very casual islands. Plan on lots of time in your swimsuit, so bring a couple. Bring several t-shirts and long sleeved sun shirts, shorts, windbreaker (and medium-weight fleece in cooler seasons), deck shoes (Croc’s work great and so does barefoot!), other personal items such as aspirin, decongestants, toiletries, bandaids, medications.


  • Wetsuit: for late fall, winter and early spring trips, it’s a must!
  • Earplugs
  • Dive Knife
  • Book/magazine
  • Camera
  • Flashlight or headlamp


  • Hard sided luggage or frame-type backpacks: you’ll keep it in a gear net above your bunk, so make it soft! (this does not apply to smaller groups)
  • Dirty Shoes: no dark/marking soles, street shoes, tennis or running shoes worn aboard please!
  • Illegal drugs, firearms, fireworks, spear guns, or bang sticks!