Do you wish you had the knowledge to adjust your diving equipment to your own needs? Would you like to know how to look after your diving kit or do minor repairs such as wetsuit tears? Do you wish you had a better understanding of how your dive gear works?
The PADI Equipment Specialty familiarises divers with the basic functions of scuba equipment and its operation. The course also covers recommendations for caring and maintaining your kit. Common problems will be discussed and how to get your dive gear serviced professionally. Although the PADI Equipment Specialty course will not certify you to repair kit, it will give you the foundation of knowledge to progress onto industry standard courses, should you wish to?
What will I do?
The course consists of a knowledge development session which will cover:
-The theory, principles and operation of diving equipment.
-Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures and equipment storage.
-Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures.
-Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment
At Reefers and Wreckers we also include the disassembly and re-assembly of regulators, suit valves, cylinders and other everyday use scuba items to show you the internals. This is not, however, intended to aid you in doing this scheduled maintainance but to give you basic understanding of principles
How long will it take?
The course is conducted over a six hour day
Students must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Minimum age is 10.
Where can I go from here?
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.