What you need to Know

The equipment used is:

  • Snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Playing sticks (used to propel the puck)
  • Glove (to protect the hand against abrasion and impact with the puck)

Don’t let the equipment list hold you back. The Club has multiple sets of gear in various sizes. We can fit you out with everything you need to get started; except bathers.

One step at a time. As your interest and desire grows we can advise on getting you own personal gear.

Go to Contacts to attend one of our Introduction session.

If your keen to know more about the details in selecting gear, scroll down.


The first thing about gear is to find equipment that you are comfortable with. Fins that cause blisters, snorkels that rub the gum, gloves that are ill fitting, masks that leak are all things that makes playing uncomfortable

Where possible you should be trying different equipment to see what you like.

Talk to someone at the club for more insights into equipment to purchase

Fins – The sport requires you to generate power quickly over short distances. Look for is closed heel (no buckles or straps as these create drag or injur others), rigidness (maximises displacement), small or light (allows rapid kick frequency).

The club stock F1’s (in picture), they are excellent value for money and ideal for hockey. They are not for every one so try aset from the club before buying.

  • F1’s through the club cost $60 (unbeatable value for money).
  • If your after that extra 10% performance, top of the range fiberglass custom made fins are $300+

Mask – You want a low volume, good visibility, streamline with no protrusions, soft silicon, a good fit and comfortable. Typically referred to as free diving masks.

Comfort is critical so try a few out. The club has some masks for sale that you can try. The Cressi super occhio (in picture) is a classic mask but they don’t fit all faces. 

  • The price ranges from $30-$130.
  • DSG through the club $40

Snorkel – The tube should be large bore to allow air to move freely and it should be flexible so you don’t impale people when coming to the surface.

Two main options, valve or non valve. The valve type is easy to clear but the valve can get faulty which renders the snorkel useless. No valve types are fail safe. The snorkel will last a life time. A good entry level no valve is the Cressi American

  • Snorkels range in price from $30 - $100.

Bats – Try out some different types to see what they are like. There is a lot of variety and whatever you go with you will adapt to it. You can either go for a premade shop bats (or make them up from pine).
Shop bats are very low maintenance, almost indestructible, do not wear out, and never fade. If you’re a left hander your options in styles will be limited. Bats are made specifically for either a left or right hander.
Home made from pine is the go if you have some special bat needs.

  • You can by a pair of plastic ones for around $70/pair.
  • Homemade bats will cost a few dollars and time.

Gloves – Should be snug all over, tight to get on is fine, and moulded in a shape that allows clasping a bat with easy.
The recent trend is silicon groves and you can purchase on line. Alternatively you can make your own (most of the clubs loan gloves are homemade).

  • From a supplier expect to pay $60-80
  • Homemade around $5 in material, and your time.

Pucks - The club supplies these. 

 Clubs go to suppliers

    The good thing about most of this stuff is that if you throw in a wet suit then you have hours of holiday entertainment when you go on those beach holidays.