The final phase in your ultimate Pensacola Dive vacation is to get your gear lined up. Because Pensacola has more locals and drive-and-dive customers, tanks and weights are not typically provided in the cost of your charter, nor do the boats have them for rental and that's where our local dive shops come in.
Our local dive shops, staffed with knowledgeable team members, are glad to help you with all your gear needs. Most of our dive shops are full-service dive centers with everything you need to rent or purchase.
It's always best to call in advance to make sure they can rent what you need.
The dive charters highly recommend nitrox, and most locals take advantage of the mix. A safe mix for most dive sites here is 30%, but check with your dive charters to ensure your gas mix is correct for your diving. If you don't have a nitrox certification, mention that to the dive shop, and they can help you get it.
If you don't have or don't want to bring BCD's and regs, that's no problem. Pensacola area dive shops have a full assortment of quality dive gear available to rent for the day, weekend, or week.