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Interesting discussion on a recent trip, where people were talking about EPIRBs, and then got on to what they considered as essential safety equipment they would carry on every dive. What do you consider essential kit you wouldn't go diving without in the UK, and does this differ from your warm-water set-up?
 

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2 dsmb with reels/spools, 2 cutty thingies, 2 computer/timers

Some gas and a couple of ways to breathe it
 

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2 masks
2 breathey bits (one can be buddy mounted unless I'm deep)
2 computers for deeper stuff, 1 for club stuff
2 cutty things and a stabby thing for urchin murdering
1 DSMB and spool (my backup is buddy mounted unless I'm deep then I have a backup on my bottom reel)
1 compass- I always set this towards land before jumping off a boat!
1 strobe that lives in the bottom of my pocket under my mask
1 torch that lives on my harness
Used to have a PLB but that's knackered now
 

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spare mask, primary (orange) SMB, emergency (yellow) SMB, reel, spool, 1x line cutter, 1x knife or shears, O2 kit readily available on shore/boat, spare computer, deco tables
 

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Max depth 35m, planned no-stop (so allowing for 4-5mins deco worst case):

Spare Mask
2 Air sources plus a buddy (so 3 total)
1 knife
1 pair of shears
2 sources of buoyancy (wing/bcd and drysuit)
1 torch
1 SMB/Reel (spare with my buddy)
1 computer (spare with buddy, and I'd pad the safety stop).
1 compass
As I use my computer for depth I also keep a depth gauge in a pocket in case the computer dies.

Oh and if I was using a wetsuit I'd have a removable weight belt - if I lost bouyancy I'd drop the weight belt on my reel and use this to control my ascent - added bonus of being able to retrieve it later!
 
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