Starting your dive journey with equipment which introduces good habits from the very beginning will build a foundation which, with only minor configurations changes, will take you far beyond entry level recreational diving and potentially to the field of technical diving.
It is often said that you should “say what you do and do what you say!” – and when selecting scuba diving equipment this maxim is certainly true. At ScubaQuest, students are trained in equipment which is supplied by industry leading suppliers and equipment you find the ScubaQuest team using when they dive.
Our ethos is to train our student divers in equipment we would be happy to dive in, in fact, trust our lives with.
By utilising modern equipment we believe it is possible to enhance the teaching experience for the student and produce, at the end of the day, more accomplished and skilful divers.
Diving in the UK is both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. If you are a warm water diver you will know that the local conditions mean that thermal protection is important – very important!
What equipment will I use in my training?
At ScubaQuest we realise that the experience of training in a cold water environment can be a little worrying to students, so we make sure you have some of the best equipment available for recreational diving. For this reason, we train our students in new, trilaminate drysuits manufactured by Azdry.
It gets cold in the quarry, so you need to be sure you’ll stay nice an warm when you’re training. The underlayers we provide our students are produced by Fourth Element, who are recognised as a world leading manufacturer of thermal protection by the diving community.
The regulators we use are the XL4 system from Apeks. These regulators are cold water rated and lightweight, making them ideal for travel, with excellent breathing characteristics at all recreational depths. The regulators are set up in the “long hose” configuration, which is quickly becoming established as the dominant regulator configuration.
Buoyancy is controlled using the Apeks WTX D30 wings with stainless steel backplates and adjustable harnesses. This is an outstanding system, fully modular, which delivers an ideal fit, independent of the student being trained.
A dive computer once deemed a luxury purchase, is today deemed essential for diver safety. ScubaQuest issue every student with the versatile and reassuringly ‘expensive’ Suunto Eon Core dive computer. These computers are state of the art, the product of many years of development and testing, easy to configure and interpret, and are capable of delivering functionality beyond anything a recreational diver will ever need.
What about equipment for use after training?
All of our recreational equipment is available for hire at competitive prices upon the production of the necessary certification.
ScubaQuest also has a whole range of technical diving equipment including:
10/12 litre cylinders, complete twinsets, stage systems, APD Inspiration Vision 2020 Rebreather, APD Inspiration Evolution Rebreather, Scubaforce SF2 Rebreather and the iQsub XCCR Rebreather.
We also have Suex and Bonex DPV’s that are available in the delivery of associated courses.