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What's in your Save-a-dive kit?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by TheSnowBeast, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. TheSnowBeast

    TheSnowBeast Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Alaska
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    I did a search and did not see a thread on this yet... If I missed it, please point me in the right direction.

    Newer diver here. I like to be prepared for anything and would like to build a save a dive kit. What do you keep in yours? Any specific recommendations for brands or what not? I dive mostly with experienced and prepared divers but don't want to always rely on them to have whatever is needed. If you were to build a basic kit to cover the most common issues with a budget of around $150 to start, what would yours include? I know there are plenty of lists online-I am just asking for personal experience of the most critical pieces to get a start on it.

    Things I have come up with:

    O ring/gasket set
    Din/yoke converter
    Tool Kit
    Straps (mask, fins)
    Drysuit gaskets

    Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge!
     
  2. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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    A picture is worth a thousand words so here is 4000 worth
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  3. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

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    Location: Ontario
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  4. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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  5. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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  6. Mr. Sunday

    Mr. Sunday Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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    A few things come to mind.

    BC inflator service tool,
    Spare double-ender,
    Spare batteries for computer, AI transmitter, Lights, etc...
    Zip ties
    IP Gauge
    Shock cord
    Spare reg mouthpiece,
    Christo-lube
    Spare STA Bolts and Wing Nuts
     
  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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  8. Bowers

    Bowers Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
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    My kit gets changed around a lot but a few of the items that are always there and get used a lot are...

    Scuba multitool
    Adjustable wrench
    Extra bungee
    Zip ties
    Bolt snaps/double enders
    O ring kit
    Aquaseal
    Cave line
    Shears
    Lighter
    Rubber bands
    Mouthpiece

    You can have sooo much stuff added to that, but you can also fix 99% of on sight problems with what i just listed.
     
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  9. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
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    Swivels.
    All the o rings in the world
    Backup memory cards/batteries
    3 x masks (2 spares)
    Gorilla tape
     
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  10. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    I prefer to skip a dive than to carry things that will be useless in like 99% of the dives. This sort of kits might make sense for instructors or diving center owners, who need to fix the problems of hoards of barbaric OW divers who almost never check their gear the day before or even when it’s already assembled before the dive. For me it’s not worth it
     
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