Packing for QUEST

Students will be in the field for the entire two weeks of the field school, sleeping in tents near the beach. There is running water, but no laundry facilities are available. Students should pack light, but thoroughly.

Also, students should label all personal gear, as there are many people sharing a small space, and much of the dive equipment, laptop and phone chargers, etc. will look the same.

Download the packing list.

Dive Equipment

  • - Mask
  • - Snorkel
  • - Open-Heel Fins (aka Heel-Strap Fins)
  • - Booties (felt sole recommended)
  • - Gloves
  • - Buoyancy Compensator (BC)
  • - Regulator w/ Alternate Air Source (Octo) and SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge)
  • - Dive Computer or Dive Watch w/ Analog Depth Gauge
  • - Compass
  • - Weight Belt or BC Weight Pockets
  • - Weights
  • - Cutting Device (knife or shears)
  • - Full Wetsuit (no "shortie" style wetsuits)
  • - Hanger(s) for wetsuit
  • - Beach Towel

Personal Save-A-Dive Kit Items:

  • - Spare Mask Strap
  • - Spare Octo holder
  • - Spare Snorkel Keeper
  • - Spare Regulator Mouthpiece and Zip Tie
  • - Spare Fin Strap / Buckle (if not using spring straps)
  • - Spare Dive Computer/Watch Battery
  • - Spare Weight Belt Buckle (if using weight belt)

Optional Dive Gear:

  • - Equipment Bag
  • - Rash Guard
  • - Mask Defog
  • - 2-3 mm Neoprene Hooded Vest (for additional warmth)
  • Note: Please do not use rigid containers (ie Action Packers) for dive gear.

Required Documents

  • - Health Insurance Card
  • - DAN Card
  • - SCUBA Certification Card
  • - Emergency Numbers
  • - Personal Identification

Classroom Supplies

  • - Calculator
  • - Notebook Paper
  • - Pens and Pencils
  • - USB Flash Drive

Housing/Camping Supplies

  • - Sleeping Bag
  • - Sheet (for warm nights)
  • - Pillow
  • - Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress
  • - Bath Towel (2-3)
  • - Washcloth (2-3)
  • - Headlamp/Flashlight and extra batteries

Personal Items

  • - Toothbrush/Toothepaste
  • - Soap
  • - Shampoo
  • - Sunscreen
  • - Bug Repellent
  • - Medications
  • - Water Bottle
  • - Travel or regular mug for coffee/tea

Clothing

  • - Bathing suits
  • - T-shirts
  • - Shorts
  • - Long pants
  • - Sweatshirt
  • - Rain Jacket
  • - Sunglasses
  • - Hat

Other Optional Items

  • - Fish and Invertebrate ID Books
  • - Laptop (recommended)
  • - Vitamins
  • - Spending Money
  • - Pocket Knife