Equipment Specialist

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 repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.

What You’ll Learn

  • 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


Course fee: $75

What You’ll Need

  • Hold an Open Water Diver or Jr. Open Water Diver certification from PADI or equivalent from another recognized scuba diver training organization
  • Be 10 years or older

You’re welcome to bring your gear in for specific questions but we will provide the equipment for practice sessions.


There are no required materials but we recommend the PADI Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving.

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