EQUIPMENT REquirements and rentals:

Bottom Dwellers Freediving has Rental Wetsuits in-stock!

With a selection of the most common sizes of wetsuits Bottom Dwellers can get you into a course and in the water in a 6.5 mm Oceaner Freediving Wetsuit so that you can be comfortable and warm, getting the most out of your course without the expense of a Freediving Wetsuit right out of the gates.

Currently Wetsuit Rentals to Bottom Dwellers students are the only items which Bottom Dwellers offers regularly as rental equipment.

*Other rental equipment can sometimes be arranged when gear is available, however this is not common place. Please contact Bottom Dwellers about your equipment needs regarding Equipment Requirements for the courses* 

Student Equipment Rental Pricing for courses:

Freediving-Wetsuit: 1 Day - $30 / 2 Day - $50

(*items containing ' * ' are not common place rental items but can sometimes be arranged if the gear is available.)
*Open Heel Freediving Fins: 1 Day - $20 / 2 Day - $35
*Fins: 1 Day - $15 / 2 Day - $25
*Mask & Snorkel: 1 Day - $15 / 2 Day - $25
*Weight-belt & Weights : 1 Day - $15 / 2 Day - $25
*Boots: 1 Day - $10 / 2 Day - $15
*Gloves: 1 Day - $10 / 2 Day - $15


Freediver Courses Equipment Requirements:

As part of the instruction of the PFI Freediver courses, you will learn to select, manage and maintain your personal freediving equipment.

The PFI Freediver level course requires each student to have in their possession for the course:

  • Full Wetsuit (5-7mm for cold-water locations, with a strong recommendation of a 7mm freediving suit or at a minimum a 5mm open-cell freediving suit. Open water sessions are long and the cold can put a affect your performance and experience in the course)
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Weight-Belt and weights
  • Fins
  • Timing device or Dive Computer

FREEDIVE-Harvesting Courses:

As part of the instruction of the Bottom Dwellers' Freedive-Harvesting Courses, you will learn to select, manage and maintain your personal freediving/harvesting equipment.

The Bottom Dwellers' Freedive-Harvesting Course requires each student to have in their possession for the course:

  • Full Wetsuit (5-7mm for cold-water locations, with a strong recommendation of a 7mm freediving suit or at a minimum 5mm open-cell freediving suit. Open water sessions are long and the cold can affect your performance and experience in the course)
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Weight-Belt and weights
  • Fins
  • Dive Knife
  • Timing device or Dive Computer
  • Dive Light (recommended, but not required)

Band Powered devices, float-line and float systems will be provided to each safe-buddy system by Bottom Dwellers. One band powered device, float and float-line will be shared between each pair of freedivers in their safe buddy systems as to Bottom Dwellers' Safety Standards. 

***If Freediver Certification is not achieved during the PFI Freediver Course preceding the Freedive-Harvesting Course, the student will be limited in their use of band-powered devices as to their abilities for creating a safe instructional and learning environment.***

***For any questions regarding the Equipment Requirements please do not hesitate to contact us***