PADI Equipment Specialist
Want to learn more about how your equipment operates and learn valuable care techniques from a dive professional? Then check into the PADI Equipment Specialist programme.
During your lesson, you'll familiarise yourself with how your scuba gear works, the different types, their pros and cons, how to care for it and how to adjust and refine things to suit your individual needs. For instance, what's the difference between piston and diaphragm first stage regulators? What is single bladder versus dual bladder BCD construction? How does an SPG work? How do you secure an alternate air source so it doesn't dangle but comes free when you need it?
You can find the answers to these types of questions in the equipment section of the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (the recommended course text), but you can't beat seeing for yourself with your instructor in class.
The programme is not designed to be an extensive equipment-repair programme, but if you're interested in learning to service dive gear, it's the first step. It provides the foundation you need about how each component works, so this especially a good programme for anyone interested in diving as a vocation.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
- Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures to make your gear last longer, and equipment storage
- Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
- 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).
Another great reason to check out the Equipment Specialist course is that it helps you when the time comes to buy new equipment. By being up-to date on your knowledge of different gear and the latest models, you'll know exactly what to buy, both for yourself and for your diver friends. It's also a great way to stay in diving when you can't get wet.
Dive equipment repair and maintenance should only be carried out by professionals that have received the appropriate training.
Number of Dives: 0
Duration: 1 day
Price: Courses price list
Location: This programme is available at our 5 Star Dive Centre in Phuket, Thailand; as well as
Mabul and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia;
Bali and Manado in Indonesia;
Taveuni and Kadavu in Fiji.