The PADI Equipment Specialist Course
Don't miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it's repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.
The Fun Part
The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, the more performance you can get from it. You can care for it
What do I need to start?
Must be a PADI Scuba Diver or Junior Scuba Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) No dives are required, so you can take the Equipment Specialist course any time of the year
What will I do?
- Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment
- Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
- How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
- Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)
How long will it take?
Training duration of 1 day
What will I need?
Curious how scuba tanks are made? Ever wondered what the inside of your regulator looks like? The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving DVD-ROM explains it all with videos and four-color diagrams. In addition to a comprehensive overview of diving equipment, the Encyclopaedia also covers diving physics, physiology and the history of scuba diving.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Equipment Specialist Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you'll want if you're interested in learning equipment repair.