Beyond The Basics

Regulator problems: What problems occur & how to avoid them?
Malfunctions of buoyancy compensation device: What went wrong?

You can spend hundreds of dollars on scuba equipment and it is a good investment, but do you really understand how to evaluate dive equipment? Before you purchase learn how the differences in design affect operation and what you will have to do to maintain it. You can learn how to properly and confidently evaluate your existing gear to keep it operating and last longer.

A demonstration and practical workshop will be given in maintaining and overhauling scuba equipment. Dive gear is incredibly dependable, but it is your life support equipment, engineered to take you where humans aren't otherwise designed to go. Each piece of scuba gear has a specialized purposed and the aspects surrounding product education, fit, function and service may be as important to you personally as is the equipment itself. It's all part of the value equation, and why it is important to be thoroughly familiar with your dive gear.

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you. This course familiarizes you with the operation and maintenance of your dive equipment. The more you know about how your gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, the more performance you get from it and the better you can care for it.
  • Must be a PADI Scuba Diver or Jr. Scuba Diver
  • Reviews the theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
  •  Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, 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 gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)
  •  It provides the foundation you'll want if you're interested in learning equipment repair
Includes: book called Regulator Savvy, and certification
No dives are required
It also counts toward Master Scuba Diver rating!

Minimum Age for this Course: 10 years old

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