Equipment Specialist

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Equipment Specialist Course

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, how it’s repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.

  1. Want to know more about scuba kit and keep your interest during the winter season?
  2. Do you know how to repair broken equipment?
  3. Do you know how to fold a drysuit without causing damage?
  4. Do you hire kit?
  5. Have you just bought some new kit i.e computer, regulator or drysuit?
  6. Do you dive abroad as well as in the UK?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions above, then the Equipment Specialist Course is what you need.

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.

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 using our eLearning theory

  • Through animations and interactive diagrams, you’ll peek under the hood and learn how your scuba gear works.

    Complete the independent study portion of the course at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for hands-on training, or whenever you have a question.

With your Instructor

  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will have a chance to see and interact with many types of scuba gear, accessories, dive lights, gear bags, flags and floats, dive computers, BCDs, regulators, dive knives, scuba weight systems, photography equipment and more!

Recommended but not required Learning Materials - Pictures below

Scuba Equipment: Care and Maintenance Book in full colour packed with illustrations - @£20.95

Diving Equipment: Choice, maintenance and functionis a guide to how diving gear works. It is completely independent of brands – focusing instead on the design, technology and practicality of the equipment options available for scuba and other types of diving. Former Head of Education at PADI Sweden Jonas Arvidsson details the choices that diversare faced with, and gives tips to help ensure your gear will last. If you want to better understand diving kit without having to dismantle it, then Diving Equipment– with its colourful illustrations and explanations of the hidden inner workings – is the answer. Although it is therefore of obvious benefit to newer divers, Diving Equipment will also be of interest to the experienced. Divemasters, instructors, those in need of a refresher and curious non-divers are all likely to find out things they did not previously know. This book covers a wide range of diving gear options including: accessories, BCDs, computers, cylinders, drysuits, fins, gauges, masks, rebreathers, regulators, sidemount, snorkels, stages, torches, weights, wetsuits, wings and more…

    Other recommended reading

    Curious how scuba tanks are made? Ever wondered what the inside of your regulator looks like? The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving DVD-ROM explains it all with videos and four-color diagrams. In addition to a comprehensive overview of diving equipment, the Encyclopedia also covers diving physics, physiology and the history of scuba diving. The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving is also available as a full-color book.

    To purchase any of these products, please contact us.

    Course consists of:

    Half day or evening, with time being equally divided between knowledge development and practical training sessions, referencing the Diving Equipment book above, and certification included. It is recommended, but not required, that the student divers be given the opportunity to try out new or unfamiliar equipment items in confined water during this course.

    Where can I go from here?

    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. The Equipment Specialist Course can count towards one of your five Specialty diver certifications for the Master Scuba Diver certification.

    Other Courses related to Equipment Specialist

    Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diver, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Enriched Air Diver, DPV, Technical Courses


    Junior or Open Water Diver, 10yrs old

    Course Cost

    £159 + £20.95 for Diving Equipment book.

    Course Dates

    On demand and on Calendar


    Junior or Open Water Diver, 10yrs old