PADI Equipment Specialist Course

Course Introduction

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.)

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Equipment Specialist course is to familiarize divers with the operation and maintenance of diving 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. Classroom time is equally divided between academic and practical sessions.

The goals of PADI Equipment Specialist training are to:
A. Develop the student’s practical knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of diving equipment.
B. Enable the student to perform routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures.
C. Enable the student to store equipment properly.
D. Provide students with simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations.
E. Introduce students to new equipment




The PADI Equipment Specialist Course begins with independent study and knowledge development of your own scuba diving equipment. Students will locate online and print out the appropriate service manuals for their equipment. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews provided by the instructor. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.


Open Water Training Dives

There are no open water training dives associated with this course.


    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 4 hours typically conducted over 1 classe. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.


    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course.

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Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.


    Age requirements

    PADI Minimum Age Requirement is 10 years old.

    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.


    required Books


    Student should bring any service manuals that came with their equipment to class.



    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.


    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.


    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.


    Upon successful completion of the course, the PADI Equipment Specialist certification card is awarded.
    Certification means that you will be able to:
    • Decide which diving equipment maintenance procedures you can do and which should be left to professionals.
    • Properly care for and maintenance your diving equipment

    • Apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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