Equipment Specialty course

Learn how to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand about your scuba diving equipment routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

Description: PADI Equipment Specialist Course

Don’t miss out on dives because of minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it’s a missing O-ring, wetsuits – dry suit tears or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist Course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments needed. 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. You won’t be a Specialised Dive Technician, but you will understand when you need to take it to them.

You need to be at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Padi Equipment Specialist course.

PADI Equipment Specialist Course Academic

You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your Padi Equipment 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.

Padi Equipment Course

Your PADI Instructor may ask you to bring your basic scuba equipment to class but will also have examples of other dive gear for you to work with during training.

Getting Started

Send us an email and tell us you are interested in this course get The Padi Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving to use as a reference during the course.

padi equipment speciality course

As a scuba diver, you already know that diving is an equipment-intensive activity. From accessories such as dive lights and underwater cameras, to essential gear like exposure suits, cylinders and regulators, there’s a lot to wrap your head around.

Unfortunately, many divers are reluctant to learn more about their dive equipment because they feel they’re not ‘mechanically inclined’. But here’s the good news: you don’t need a degree in engineering to understand how scuba equipment works; the Equipment Specialist Touch will help you to understand how (and why) certain pieces of scuba equipment work.

The Padi eLearning App PADI Equipment Specialist Touch is a fully interactive and comprehensive digital product for iOS and Android tablet devices. This valuable tool provides a beautifully immersive look into scuba equipment through short video clips and 3D rotating images to help you get a more realistic insight into how things work.

“The PADI Equipment Specialist Touch gives you a completely different way of learning and you are able to see how equipment is made or how every part fits together for the end product we all use. I really enjoyed the pictures with the explanations and then seeing the assembly of the parts (such as the cylinder valve section) which gives you a clear visual representation of how it fits together.

Padi equipment specialist touch

PADI Equipment Specialist Course

There are really good examples of this all the way through the speciality and the cylinder section is amazing – especially the aluminium cylinder manufacturing! It also allows you a greater understanding of why and how equipment could fail and re-affirms the essential need for regular equipment servicing.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve become an Padi Equipment specialist you may wish to take part in the Advanced Open Water course to show you other forms of diving and to introduce you to other types of equipment. If a certain form of diving, such as Underwater Navigation or Night diving, is of interest then maybe focus in on one of our other Speciality Courses, but if you’ve been seriously bitten by the bug then maybe you would like to join our Master Scuba Diver Programme, the peak of recreational SCUBA.

Course Costs

The cost of the Equipment speciality is €150 (half day)

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