Bring whatever you have to the class, wether it is scuba or snorkeling gear. While freediving specific gear is best suited to maximize your performance and comfort in the class (and the sport), it is not necessary for successful completion of the level 1 freediver.
A 3mm full length wetsuit is fine year round for Florida. We recommend an Open Cell wetsuit
While long blade fins are better suited for Freediving, any closed-heel pair of fins will be sufficient.
While we recommend a proper low-volume mask, you can bring any mask that you currently own. However, do note that googles are not permitted.
A simple "J" style snorkel is perfect for our need and use.
A nylon belt works however we recommend a rubber weight belt along small weights (1 or 2lbs). This will allow us to narrow down your proper buoyancy.
We also recommend bringing the following:
- Pen and Paper
- Thermos to stay hydrated