What To Bring
- Diver’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.
OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING:
- Wetsuit: for late fall, winter and early spring trips, it’s a must!
- Dive Knife
- Flashlight or headlamp
DO NOT BRING:
- 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!