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ScubaBadger32

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Before I leave home:

  • Wetsuit
  • Vest
  • Hood
  • Gloves
  • Dive Booties
  • Fins (both)
  • Ensure mask is clean, if not, wash thoroughly
  • Snorkel
  • BCD
  • Weights in weight bag
  • Weight Belt
  • Weight Pockets
  • Regulator set
  • Tanks in car
  • Tank O-Rings are in good condition
  • Ensure tanks have full air (do at shop)
  • Ensure regulator is working, and SPG reads correctly
  • Ensure BCD holds air and deflates with dump valves
  • Ensure BCD can be orally inflated and deflated through hose
  • Rash Guard
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Logbook (and pen)
  • DSMB and reel
  • Slate and Pencil
  • Mask Defog
  • Knife (sharpen if needed)
  • Zipper grease
  • Light
  • Spare mouthpiece/zipper ties
  • Reef Safe sunscreen
  • Certification cards if taking charter
  • Tarp
  • Water Bottle
  • Afrin if needed
  • First Aid Kit
  • Strobe
  • GoPro is charged with spare battery
  • GoPro case including all accessories
  • Hat for sun
  • Gear retractors/holders
  • Gear Clips
  • Line Cutter
  • Bolt snaps
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks


When I set up gear:

  • Ensure tank is turned on
  • Ensure gauges are oriented correctly and work
  • Ensure regulators are working
  • Make sure mask seals
  • Ensure BCD is hooked up correctly to tank
  • Defog mask
  • Attack snorkel
  • Put wetsuit vest on
  • Put wetsuit on and keep around waist
  • Put weights in weight pockets
  • Put weight belt around waist
  • Put wetsuit boots on
  • Put hood on (if using hood)
  • Attach dive knife to thigh
  • Put DSMB in pocket with reel
  • Ensure lights work, both tank and handheld, turn on before you get in the water, and LEAVE on
  • Ensure GoPro is on
  • Understand where buddy’s belt releases are, familiarize myself with their equipment
  • Understand, will buddy donate primary or octopus?
  • Explain to my buddy how I will donate my primary, and use my integrated inflator
 

JMBL

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This is a good one:
Good one, indeed. Close to the one I made myself (got several ones in fact, according to the kind of diving). Sorry guy, but I won't post them here : there're written in French, and I don't have enough time to translate them.

But a check list is a damned good device, especially when you're involved in tek diving.
 

Jim Lapenta

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Mirror for signaling, bubble, gear check and checking hatches entry ways before sticking anything else in.
Buddies remove and replace each other weight pockets on the surface and understand how they release or won't release.

I also have checklists for gearing up in my wetnotes. One for single tank, one for doubles, one for sidemount.
I can hand the list to any potential buddy and have them go down the list and tick things off. Much easier and more thorough than some stupid silly saying that most forget two weeks after they are certified.
My GF is a list master.
She made lists for local diving, local diving dry, boat diving dry, boat diving wet, and well as packing lists for each condition because she would not take the same items for diving for one day in 90 degree heat that she would when the temp was 50-60 degrees.
 

Tracy

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Mine are set up differently.
I have many tabs with different locations and configurations.
For about any dive, I have three or more checklists to print.
I pick an equipment type, a location, and an exposure protection.
They are fairly involved lists, but I don't think I have ever shown up without a needed piece of gear.

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marsh9077

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Total depends on what kind of diving your doing (Rec, liveaboard, CC, OC, cave, exploration) and where you going (close to major city easy to get things vs. remote 3rd world jungle impossible to get things)

Remote jungle cave exploration the list is so long.
Compressor
10 tanks
SRT gear
All diving gear
Booster
1 G or O2
and the most important item. "The" machete!!

Typical setup (bottom is full of tanks and 1 G of O2)

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JMBL

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You could always just post them in French and let anyone that wants them translate to whatever language they want?

Will do !
 
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