Who should take this course?
Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it’s a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions. You may even get to jump into the water to try new or unfamiliar equipment.
The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, performance you get from it, and the more you can care for it.
During the course you will:
- * Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment, learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
- * Learn 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)