The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, the more you can care for it, and the better it will perform. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you will be prepared for basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. 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. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- Routine, recommended maintenance procedures to prolong equipment life and reduce need for professional service.
- Transporting and storing equipment to reduce the risk of damage.
- Overcoming common problems with equipment and emergency repairs to save a dive.
- Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations.
- Introduction to the latest developments in equipment technology.
What is Involved? With no dives or pool sessions required, minimal self-study, and one classroom session, there is not a lot of time commitment required for this course.
- Self-Study – The Equipment section of the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving is to be read prior to the class.
- Classroom – Demonstrations and discussions of equipment-related issues will be given by a PADI certified Equipment Specialist Instructor.
There is no equipment required to take this course.
Recommended Reading: Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (not included).