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The PADI Equipment Specialist course is designed for divers who wish to gain a deeper understanding of their diving equipment and its maintenance. This course offers invaluable insights into the workings, care, and minor repair of dive gear, empowering divers to handle common equipment issues and enhance their diving experiences through optimized equipment performance.


Course Aims and Structure

This course aims to equip divers with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and maintain their diving equipment effectively. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, participants will become proficient in the essentials of equipment care and troubleshooting.


Knowledge Development

The course begins with a comprehensive knowledge development session that covers the theory behind dive equipment operation and maintenance. Topics include an overview of dive gear components, understanding how equipment works, and the importance of regular maintenance.


Participants will learn about:

  • The mechanics of regulators, BCDs, wetsuits, and other essential dive gear.
  • Routine maintenance procedures and how to conduct pre-dive equipment checks.
  • Troubleshooting common equipment problems.
  • Considerations for choosing and investing in dive equipment.


Practical Application

The practical component of the course involves hands-on workshops where divers will apply what they've learned about equipment care. Under the guidance of a PADI-certified Equipment Specialist Instructor, participants will:

  • Perform basic maintenance and adjustments on dive gear.
  • Learn how to properly clean and store equipment.
  • Practice identifying and addressing common equipment issues.
  • Gain experience with basic repair techniques that can extend the life of dive gear.



Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the PADI Equipment Specialist certification. This certification signifies your expanded knowledge of dive equipment and its care, preparing you to handle gear-related issues with confidence and ensuring more reliable and enjoyable diving adventures.

Equipment Specialist

  • What's Included

    • All knowledge development materials including eLearning or a manual
    • A practical classroom workshop that will cover all the necessary skills
  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 12 years of age
    • Be at least a qualified PADI SCUBA Diver
  • What's Next?

    If you’re interested in becoming an Equipment Specialist, you may also be interested in our Enriched Air Speciality (here), Deep Diver Speciality (here) or Emergency O2 Provider Speciality (here).

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