PADI Equipment Specialist Course

scuba regulator The Equipment Specialist course is designed not to make you a repair technician, but rather to improve your knowledge of how your equipment works, the theory behind it's operation, and how to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs. We also will be introducing some of the newest equipment carried at our store. We will also demonstrate for you how a regulator is overhauled, how a tank visual inspection is done, and other interesting topics. Prerequisite: PADI Open Water Diver or higher. No Dives required.

From the PADI Equipment Specialist Instructor Guide:

Course Overview
"This course is intended to familiarize divers with the operation and maintenance of equipment. It is not an equipment repair course. Training relative to the repairing and overhauling of equipment, except for very minor servicing, is not to be part of the curriculum. To conduct an Equipment Specialist course, the following is to be included:
  1. The theory, principles and operation of diving equipment
  2. Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  3. Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (May include a demonstration of repair procedures.)
  4. Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment (Optional trying of new or unfamiliar equipment in confined water may be included.)"

Since the Equipment Specialist Course doesn't require any open water dives we typically conduct the course during the fall and winter months. Check out Class Schedules for the next available date.