WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU GO
One FULL air tank. Ask to have it checked before you leave the store. Trust no one. Tanks are refilled on boat.
All your regular SCUBA gear. Lay everything out and use the checklist. Pack in reverse order so the items you will need first are on top.
First Aid kit
Dive Parka, windbreaker or sweatshirt in case it gets cold.
A change of clothes. Example: If I'm going to wear shorts and sandals, I will usually pack a pair of jeans, socks and tennis shoes. It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Money for gratuity. Most of the boat crews out here work for tips only and they split the tip jar at the end of the trip. Standard dining gratuity protocol is customary. Sport Chalet Divemasters are paid professionals and not part of the boat crew.
It is recommended you tell someone you are going diving, the name of the boat you will be on, it's scheduled destination (Catalina, San Clemente, etc.) and your scheduled return-to-dock time.
Take motion sickness medication as directed if needed.