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List of Equipment Needed for Diving – Explore the depths of the ocean

While the blue ocean waters are so inviting, when it comes to scuba diving, you can't just jump in. in addition to the requisite training, you will need this equipment for your adventure.


Diving Mask

This is one of the most basic pieces of equipment that you will need after all the whole purpose of a scuba diving adventure is to see the magical underwater world. The mask creates a pocket of air around your eyes and nose, thus being an essential piece of equipment for your dive. It additionally helps in the equalizing the pressure felt on your ears during deeper dives. You will have to find the mask that is the perfect fit for you so that you will be comfortable as you make your way into the ocean. You may want to buy your own mask for your trip, most island resorts such as Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives offer you the facilities to dive, and it is an experience not to be missed.


Wetsuit or Dry Suit, and Gloves

Both these diving costumes keep you warm as you dwell into the depths of the ocean, where you will feel cold if not properly attired. Wetsuits are not waterproof, they allow a small amount of water to come between the suit and your skin, which gets heated by your body and keeps you warm. Dry suits, on the other hand, are made of waterproof fabric, and won't let any water in, ideal for colder waters. The gloves work like a wetsuit, keeping your hands warm, while also protecting them from any cuts and stretches you could get underwater.



While there are different types of fins to choose from based on the type of dive you are doing, they serve the same important task, fins are needed to help you move through the water efficiently and smoothly, propelling yourself so you can move easier with less effort. This too is a piece of equipment that you can likely rent from your hotel or instructors, but if you want to make sure you find a pair with the perfect fit, you may want to buy your find in advance.


Scuba Tank

This is another obvious necessity for your dive, as it is the air that is stored in the tank that allows you to breathe underwater, and thus spend extended time exploring the oceans depths, unlike snorkelling where you have to stay close to the surface, or free diving, where you have to make the entire dive on one breath. Most of the best hotels in the Maldives offer their guests scuba equipment, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own, as that is impractical for travelling.



This is a lesser known but absolutely essential piece of gear for your dive. Part of the regulator attaches to the tank, and the other end goes into your mouth. The regulator transforms the high-pressure air in the tank to that which is safe for breathing, thus making it absolutely necessary for your adventure.


Dive Computer

This is like a watch that you take with you on your dive, which will tell you how long you have been in the water, the depths at which you are, and sometimes even how much air you have left in your tank. This is a handy tool to make your drive safer.