The PADI Equipment Specialty
Don't miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. It might be a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic equipment adjustments.
As a PADI Equipment Specialty diver, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care, and adjustments you'll encounter every day.
You'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how you may repair some damage and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.
The Fun Part
The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it and the more performance you can get from it. You will care more about your gear than you did before.
What do I need to start?
- Must be a PADI Scuba Diver or Junior Scuba Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- No dives are required as this is a non-diving specialty
What will I do?
Theory, principles, and operation of scuba diving equipment
Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage.
Overcome common problems with equipment and recommended maintenance procedures (includes a demonstration of repair procedures) Gain suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear
How long will it take?
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Equipment Specialty Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you'll want if you're interested in equipment repair.
If you are interested in non-diving specialties, then we recommend the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty