Check List 2018-03-30T15:30:37+00:00

Ski and Snowboard Checklist

Use our Ski and Snowboard Checklist before your next trip!

Being the ski and snowboard enthusiasts that we are, we like to be prepared before hitting the slopes.  This means having all of your gear present and accounted for.  Having the proper ski and snowboard apparel and accessories is important to your comfort and safety.  Mac’s Sports has put together a Ski and Snowboard Checklist of important ski and snowboard items any snow enthusiast does not want to be without.  The last thing you want is to realize you forgot a critical piece of gear or apparel, or your favorite accessory, on your next trip.   Use our ski and snowboard checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything.   Just print the Ski and Snowboard Checklist and use it while packing to make sure you don’t forget anything.

If you do find yourself short gear, head over to Mac’s Sports Clearwater and find out why we are Tampa Bay’s premiere dive, ski, and snowboard shop.  We carry the brands you want to keep you safe, comfortable, and dry this ski and snowboard season.  If we don’t see you at the shop, then we will see you on the slopes!

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Ski and Snowboard Checklist

Print this ski and snowboard checklist to make sure you pack the proper gear for your next trip.

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Skiing equipment 

 Skis
 Ski poles
 Ski boots

Snowboarding equipment 

 Board
 Snowboard Boots
 Bindings

Skiing/boarding clothing

 Ski/board jacket (and hood)
 Ski/board pants
 Ski/snowboard gloves
 Glove liners or inners
 Ski/snowboard socks
 Beanie, headband, and/or earmuffs
 Face mask
 Neck gaiter
 Hood or hooded top
 Thermal pants, Skins or equivalent
 Thermal tops and other underlayer clothing
 Fleece tops – long‐sleeve and vest

Comfort/ First Aid

 Sunscreen
 Lip balm
 Tissues
 Defog and wipe cloth
 Ibuprofen, Aleve, Extra Strength Tylenol, etc
 Cold and flu medications
 Bandaids, gauze, and water‐proof sports tape
 OTC medications, vitamins, and prescriptions
 Braces you use: Such as knee, ankle, back, etc

Equipment and accessories

 Helmet
 Goggles
 Sunglasses
 Go Pro/Camera case, charger, memory cards, batteries, etc
 Helmet Liner
 Ski mask
 Lift pass holder
 board leash
 Ski holder straps
 Ski/snowboard lock
 boot/hand warmers
 Wax and iron and files for DIY repair

Interested in a group ski trip?

Check out some of Tampa Bay’s Ski and Snowboard groups!

The Tampa Bay area is home to numerous ski and snowboard clubs.  If you are looking for a group to hit the slopes with, check out the Tampa Bay Area’s local Ski Clubs for upcoming ski and snowboard trips.   This is a great way to meet other enthusiasts of your sport and visit some of the best ski areas the US has to offer.

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SCUBA Diving Classes and Certifications

Our Open Water Program is designed to teach you the skills to become a competent and responsible SCUBA Diver through the repetition of skills in our classroom, on-site indoor pool, and open water dives, all while having as much as fun possible! Instructors pay individual attention to each student to ensure that they are as comfortable and competent as possible while in the water!

After all, our dive instructors are passionate about SCUBA Diving and teaching. This passion shines through in our instructors’ thoroughness of any and all classes. Our main goal is for you to love SCUBA diving as much as we do and we take pride in seeing our students as successful SCUBA Divers upon the completion of their class

  • Group Classes

  • Semi Custom Dive Classes

  • Custom Dive Lessons

  • SCUBA Referral Class

  • Night Diving

  • Limited Visibility Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Dive Class

Stress & Rescue Weekend

March 22 - March 24

West Palm Lobstering Trip

March 30 - March 31

West Palm Weekend Dive Trip

March 30 - March 31



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Open Water Dive Class

Stress & Rescue Weekend

March 22 - March 24

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March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Featured Product of the Month

Mac’s Featured Product of the Month


The front-adjustable X-Black features SCUBAPRO’s exclusive AirFlex system that simplifies buoyancy control and guarantees an extremely stable ride at depth. Loaded with convenience and performance features, the X-Black is also one of the most comfortable BCD’s available, thanks to its ergonomic cut, and it offers a huge lift capacity.
The new Galileo HUD is an innovative and thoroughly unique air integrated
dive computer. This new-to-the-dive-world, technologically-advanced computer offers a heads-up display mounted on a diving mask. Delivering excellent readability along with hands-free data monitoring, with the introduction of the Galileo HUD SCUBAPRO engineers have created a user experience unlike anything previously seen in diving.

REAL REVIEWS from our clients

All around a fantastic experience! Brian (store owner) has a great group of guys that can help you with all your scuba needs, from basic training to the newest equipment on the market! Billy, Keith, Matt, Michael, Sam, and of course our awesome instructor Dallas THANK YOU VERY MUCH, you guys are helping my friends and I a lot! We just did our first open water dive at KP Hole today (03/10/19) and I'm looking forward to next Sunday dive/graduation!read more
Thiago Marinheiro
Thiago Marinheiro
08:25 11 Mar 19
Great people, always take care of my diving needs with knowledgeable assistance. Matt, mikell and will are so helpful!
zac reichert
zac reichert
20:06 06 Mar 19
Love this place, everyone is very friendly and helpful! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to get certified!
Candace Jade
Candace Jade
22:35 01 Mar 19
Took my wife to get certified and just got done doing some dives at Rainbow River! Super awesome place and if you’re looking to get dive certified this is the place for you! Shoutout to Matt at Mac’s Sports for being an awesome instructor!
Matt Johnston
Matt Johnston
22:25 01 Mar 19
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I was just curious about how much scuba lessons would be, and was so impressed with them that I signed up on the spot. They also have great prices for their scuba gear. I compared to some web sites, and they were lower on several things that I bought. Ask for Matt...he is great to work with. Actually, you can't go wrong with anyone there!read more
Tom O
Tom O
13:25 12 Feb 19
Purchased a sAweeT Akõna "Quantum Stretch" wetsuit with some AwesoME snorkel gear from these guys today.Honest and knowledgeable, it was appreciated and I'll be back for future purchases, for sure.
Anthony Gist
Anthony Gist
01:45 21 Jan 19
I took my open water certification course with Mac’s and Brian and Dallas were great instructors! Awesome dive shop.
Nicholas Kampars
Nicholas Kampars
19:24 06 Jan 19
I highly recommend Mac’s, Matt was very professional and knowledgeable,Thank you for your excellent services.
Nick Bartlett
Nick Bartlett
21:14 01 Nov 18
My son and I completed a course with Brian at Mac’s. We went to Rainbow River and had an awesome time. Brian was super helpful and a really kind person. Great experience!
Karley Vaughn
Karley Vaughn
14:19 01 Oct 18
We started our diving journey at Mac's on Clearwater. Its been all 👌😂 we started the class in June and became certified divers July 15th. Its been an extremely fun time. The instructor Keith really enjoys teaching diving. The entire process has been a great learning experience and gives us the opportunity to see an underwater world not many people have more
Franklyn Gutierrez
Franklyn Gutierrez
22:44 16 Jul 18
Excellent service, highly recommend this dive shop.
Christina Roddey
Christina Roddey
15:39 14 Jul 18
Love Mac's. Started going there over 10 years ago for ski gear and Mike was a big help with that. It is great to see employees stick around for the long term!Now that it was time for a group of friends and I to become scuba certified, Matt is an awesome instructor. He is very knowledgeable and attentive. Matt goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable with your purchases and setting you up with what your specific needs are. Keith and Mike are also great with helping answer questions and showing the right gear you may want. Overall, all the guys there are knowledgeable and welcoming to be more
Jodie Snyder
Jodie Snyder
20:00 26 May 18
Matt, Keith and Mike as well as the rest of the staff are incredible...!!! The wealth of knowledge and professionalism is second to none. They are more about helping us be comfortable and satisfied then with selling the sale. I am thrilled to call these guys my new diving family...!!!
Michael G. Knettel Jr.
Michael G. Knettel Jr.
20:00 26 May 18
Great certification and diving experiences. Thank you Keith for instructing me well during my coursework, pool practice and open water testing. Thank you Matt for helping me develope my skills diving with awsome marine life through your guided open ocean dives.
Christine Russo
Christine Russo
22:59 21 Jan 18
We had originally went for scuba lessons with super sports and scuba. First of all, that instructor had me scared stupid about diving. When we were ready to get certified i could not get them to answer my call to schedule the dive. We were getting ready to go on a cruise and my husband and I were looking forward to diving in the Caribbean. My brother who was certified at Mac's brought us there for sidewalk sale and Keith was awesome. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. So, when things feel through at the other place,we knew we had to go with Mac and Keith. Keith worked on his his day of and did private lessons to make sure we were ready. Now, i need to tell you we had already done dive classroom portion at other Mac we did online course which was much more informative and spent way more time in the pool. Keith made sure we felt comfortable and were ready to dive. We are leaving for cruise tomorrow and we are so looking forward to diving in GrandTurk and Dominican Republic. Thanks Mac and Keith!read more
Michelle Rabbitts
Michelle Rabbitts
17:28 04 Nov 17
Mike is awesome!!! He answered all my questions was extremely helpful.. prices are right and I will continue to do business there thank you guys
Kenny Morehouse
Kenny Morehouse
17:17 27 Aug 17
Highly recommend! The hubs and I have been customers for more than 20 years. We buy our gear and get it serviced there. We've taken several classes and have been on many dive trips with them. Our daughter was certified there. The staff is knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Recently purchased some new gear and Brian was very generous. Thanks Brian! See you at the Dive Club meeting. read more
Sharon Lappe
Sharon Lappe
18:37 02 Aug 17
My wife and I went in to the Macs Clearwater location to check out some diving gear. Mike Odette greeted us at the door and helped us with every question and concern we had. The shop is one of the nicest dive shops we have ever been to. Large selection of everything. I would recommend this shop to anyone. Thanks Mike. We will see you soonread more
mike wetherington
mike wetherington
19:54 09 Apr 17
I've been coming here for years. The staff here are all extremely nice and very helpful. They take very good care of their customers and care about getting you the right gear for your level. It's also really nice that when snow season comes around that they provide the gear you need for skiing. I dive and ski, so this is perfect more
Danan Coleman
Danan Coleman
02:39 10 Jan 17

Mac’s Sports Inc.

Mac’s Sports Inc. is a family owned and operated dive shop with over 50 years experience teaching people to SCUBA dive, as well as teaching advanced SCUBA, classes.  Whether you are looking for; beginning dive classesspecialty SCUBA classes,  an upcoming dive trip, or even SCUBA rental equipment, Mac’s Sports has you covered.


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