In coordination with the Sonoma County Health Order, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to UC Davis affiliates who must review and submit appropriate documentation, see Reopening Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

Scuba Equipment

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dive gearEstimated Expenses

Required gear

  • Mask $50 - $100
  • Snorkel $35 - $50
  • Fins $50 - $190
  • Booties $50 - $90
  • Weight belt  with weights (10% body weight + 8lbs total) $20 - $100
  • Dive watch or Bottom timer $20 - lots
  • Gloves-preferably thick ones $15 - $30
  • Wet suit-1/4 inches (6.5mm) minimum thickness $150 - $850
  • Hood or Hooded Vest $25 - $100
  • Buoyancy Compensator $250 - $500
  • Regulator with depth and pressure gauge and extra second stage (octopus) $250 - $1500
  • Dive knife or other cutting device $30 - $130
  • Dive light $25 - $100
  • Dive slate $5 - $30

This list is provided to assist students in planning and anticipating expenses. These are estimated costs and may be different for your area. Many dive shops have package deals available for rental or purchase that may offer significant savings on a basic equipment package.