FKD EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

FKD EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Below are the equipment requirements for the Recreational (Open Water, Essentials, Rec 1, Rec 2 and Rec 3) courses and the Technical, Trimix & Overhead (Essentials of Tech, Tech 1, Tech 2 and Overhead Protocols) courses.


Equipment brand is not a concern provided it is in safe operating condition.


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RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Equipment requirements for FKD recreational courses

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Equipment requirements for FKD technical courses 

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RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

RECREATIONAL

ESSENTIALS, OPEN WATER, REC 1

Blade or Jet style fins, No split fins

Regulator set consisting of:

  • 5-7' longhose primary regulator
  • 22" necklace/backup regulator
  • 24-26" hp/spg hose
  • LPI hose of appropriate length for the wing's corrugated hose

1 primary mask

1 exposure suit

1 bottom timer

1 compass

1 surface marker buoy (SMB), pre-rigged with 100' spool


REC 2 & REC 3

All Essentials, Rec 1 & Open Water gear requirements, plus the following:

1 backup mask

Rec 3 - separate drysuit inflation system

1 cutting device

1 primary light (HID or LED)

1 backup light

CONFIGURATION

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equipment configuration & how-to's

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

TECHNICAL & OVERHEAD

ESSENTIALS OF TECH

1 set of double cylinders with isolation manifold, DIN valves (200bar preferred)

​Blade or Jet style fins, No split fins

Regulator set consisting of:

7' longhose primary regulator

22-24" necklace/backup regulator

24-26" hp/spg hose

LPI hose of appropriate length for the wing's corrugated hose

1 al40 deco bottle w/ deco reg - 36" (swivel turret) or 40" (non-swivel turret) regulator hose and 6" hp/spg hose

1 canister style HID or LED primary light

At least 1 backup light (2 preferred)​​

1 primary mask

1 backup mask

1 drysuit with 1 pocket on each thigh

1 bottom timer

1 compass

Wet notes

1 surface marker buoy (SMB), pre-rigged with 100' spool

1 cutting device


TECH 1

All Essentials of Tech equipment requirements, plus the following:

2 backup lights

Separate drysuit inflator system

1 side-handled primary reel - 400'

1 al40 (for 100% Oxygen)

1 al80 (for Nitrox 50%)

1 al80 stage bottle w/ stage/deco reg (if taking the stage endorsement)


TECH 2 (TRIMIX) 

All Tech 1 equipment requirements, plus the following:

​Stage / deco bottle leash


OVERHEAD PROTOCOLS

All Essentials of Tech equipment requirements, plus the following:

2 backup lights

1 side-handled primary reel - 400'

2 75-100' spools

​No surface marker buoy (SMB) required

HOSES & COLOR CODING

Hose color is of no significance in our gear configuration.  Read why on our Blog

WHY WE DON'T COLOR CODE