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EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST Learn simple fixes for your gear

The PADI Equipment Specialist Course

Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments.

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works. We'll also go over how repair and cleaning 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
  • Performance you get from it
  • You can care for it

What You Learn

  • Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment
  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (includes a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear

No dives are reqiured for this specialty.


  • PADI Scuba Diver or (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 10 years or older

The Scuba Gear You Use

Equipment to learn with will be provided.

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Your Next Adventure

The PADI Equipment Specialist Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you’ll want if you’re interested in learning equipment repair.


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