The type and condition rental dive equipment you will use when you go diving with Ocean Tribe is of utmost importance to consider when you are planning your dive trip.
While we do counsel that the goal for a diver should be to have their own dive equipment custom arranged for them, we do appreciate that it is not always faille or within budget for some divers to have this option when they dive with us.
As such we try to keep a good range of well-maintained rental dive equipment for our divers to use when diving with us. All of the equipment is from top scuba brands including Scubapro, Aqualung, Fourth Element, Suunto, Beaver Sports and XS Scuba.
A Standard equipment rental package includes a mask, snorkel, BCD, regulator with octopus, SPG and depth gauge, fins, shorty wetsuit, tanks and weights. Dive computers are also available at an extra charge. To give you a basic idea we list the types of available equipment below
Rental Diving Equipment- BCDs
Our rental BCDs are made up of the two workhorse BCDs of the industry. Going in sizes from 3XS-XL we use Aqualung Wave BCDs and Scubapro T-Ones. Both style of BCD offer side pockets for carrying items like Go Pros and are comfortable, wrap-around stabilising jacket styles of BCD.
Rental Diving Equipment- Regulators
The Ocean Tribe rental regulators which incorporate 1st stage, 2nd stage, octopus, SPG and depth gauge also are manufactured by Aqualung and Scubapro. From Aqualung we have the Calypso and Titan Regulators, while our Scubapro regulators are the MK2 Evo R195 1st and 2nd Stage with and R095 Octopus. All regulators offer a decent breathing experience and are the number one choices for dive centres around the world. Regulators are available in both DIN and Yoke formats.
Rental Diving Equipment- Wetsuits
For diving in the tropical waters of Diani, we offer shorty wetsuits as our rental equipment option. These come from Aqualung with a 4mm shorty or Fourth Element Xenos Shorty wetsuits.
Rental Diving Equipment- Fins
Catering for a wide range of sizes from kids to very large adult foot sizes we have a range of full foot and open-heel fins. The full foot options are Aqualung Caravelles, while the open-heel options are Aqualung Storm and Scubapro Go fins which are able to be worn without boots.
Rental Diving Equipment- Masks
Our choice of rental masks enables a fit for a wide range of face shapes and sizes. Brands include Beaver, Scubapro, Aqualung and even our own custom Ocean Tribe brand. Snorkels are either ones with easy clear blast vents or bendable freedive snorkels.
Rental Diving Equipment- Dive Computers
The rental dive computers that are available are either Suunto Zoop computers or Aqualung i100, wrist mounted ones. We can also provide guidance on how to use your own rental computers or investing in newer technology like the Apple Watch Ultra.
Rental Diving Equipment- Tanks
While we offer 11 litre steel tanks upon request, most of our dive tanks are 12 litre aluminium tanks from Coltri Sub, Catalina or Beaver Sports. For our smaller divers or side mount divers we also have 7 litre aluminium cylinders available. Tanks have interchangeable DIN and Yoke valves.