Fins, not split fins, not full pocket fins. These fins simply are not adequate for diving in higher flow with all the gear you have on.
I use these fins and love them.
Wet or dry suit, with hood, mask. Wet suits mimimum 5 mil. Water Temp is 68-72 degrees F. If you do not have about a dozen dives in your dry suit do not use it in your cave class, it will be a liability.
Double tanks, side or backmount. Steel preferred, minimum LP 85's.
Proper backplate/wing/harness if diving backmount. Adequate lift is key. 55 pound lift is most appropriate, most of the time.
Proper sidemount harness/air cell if diving sidemount. 55 pound lift is most appropriate, most of the time.
Primary light with minimum 2.5 hour burntime, two high quality backup lights configured properly with clips.
I use these backup lights and can get them for you.
The clip shown above should be on any gear you stow. Lights, backup lights, wet notes, long hose regulator.
Two line cutting devices. Z-knives preferred--NO strap on tarzan knives.
Line arrows and non-directional markers/cookies Properly marked and stowed.
Dive computer. Shearwater in Tec-Mode preferred.
Two high performance regulators, DIN, one with seven foot hose with a clip. Backup with a necklace. No yoke regulators. Yoke regulators cannot properly withstand pressures above 3000 psi.
One primary reel per team, 2 safety reels per diver and a variety of jump/gap reels/spools. properly marked.
I keep these in stock They are my go to reels.
For full cave or any specialty AL 40 for Oxygen with Oxygen clean regulator.
No gloves, no helmets. These are not needed.
Everything you carry must have a clip or bolt snap so it can be properly secured.
|Two Regulators||Link for Cave Regulators||$1,189|
|Air Cell/Wing for Doubles/dual bladders||Link for Wing for Double Tanks/Dual Bladder||$700|
|Backplate and Harness||Link for Basic Harness and Backplate||$249|
|Backup Lights CX2||Link for CX2 Backup Lights||$159|