Required Gear

Students are required to have the following equipment in order to complete the diving portions of the program. You may bring any gear you already own or purchase new/used equipment from any retail source.

Costs given below are an estimate.  No specific manufacturers are required, but all pieces of equipment should be in good, working condition.

CDI offers packages for students priced below these estimates, please contact us for more information.

GEAR
ESTIMATED COST
  • PPE: life vest, hard hat, safety gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses
$75
  • SCUBA/Diver Gear: wetsuit, diver boots, diver gloves, diver knife, dive light, diving hood, mask fins, snorkel
$925
  • Welding gear: auto-darkening welding helmet, grinding shield, slag hammers, steel wire brushes, welding gloves
$500
TOTAL
$1,500

PPE items can be found at any hardware store.

For a list of SCUBA/dive gear retailers, click here.

Welding gear can be purchased at any Vern Lewis or other welding supply store.