Learning to dive in the Club structured environment is by far the most economical method of training. We are not in it for the money just for the diving and each other.
See the section on costs at the bottom of the Learn to Dive page for more details.
During the start of your training all of your equipment is provided free of charge, once at open water diver level the club equipment is available to hire for £5 per day per set if required. Most start to build up their suite of diving equipment before this however, either buying new or used as required.
If you walked into a dive shop and bought everything you needed it would likely cost over £1000, the more expensive items, cylinders, suits, regulators etc. can usually be purchased for far less second hand however and you don't need to obtain everything at once.
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