PADI Equipment Specialist

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Have you ever wondered what is on the inside of your regulator or how it works? What do all those markings around your cylinder mean? Do you avoid service centres because you are frightened someone may ask you if your regulator is a Piston or Diaphragm? Or is the sum of your equipment knowledge the fact that if your regulator starts to free flow, you hit it?! If so, then the PADI Equipment Specialty is for you.
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Being able to identify where a problem stems from could save you time and money. This simple information can tell you whether there is a need for the attention of a service engineer or a readily available quick fix that you can do yourself.

Any qualified diver may attend this course, and the programme is ideally designed for all levels of experience, from new divers looking to purchase their own equipment in the future to experienced divers who already own their equipment. It is also a must for anyone thinking of moving up the PADI professional ladder to Divemaster and beyond.


Minimum age: 10 years

Course prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver


What will I do?

You will complete one day of intense equipment related training. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms, you will learn how to maintain your equipment properly thus extending its lifetime, recognise equipment related problems and fix basic equipment faults, tune and check a regulator, BCD maintenance procedures and basic drysuit repairs.

The course is run by one of Aquasport’s certified scuba equipment technicians. During your programme you will:

  • Develop your practical knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of diving equipment
  • Learn techniques to enable you to perform routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures
  • Learn how to store diving equipment properly
  • Discover simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations
  • Be introduced to different types of equipment


How do I get started?

Just pick your dates if you can and pay your £50 deposit. There are no manuals, so you don’t have to worry about any home study before this course. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to a date straight away. There are plenty scheduled throughout the year.


How long will it take?

The PADI Equipment Specialist is a one-day classroom-based programme.


What will I need?

The PADI Equipment Specialist is open to all divers who hold the PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certification or equivalent.

All the materials used on the course are included in the cost.


Where can I go from here?

Once you have completed your PADI Equipment Specialty you have a real knowledge of diving related equipment. Maybe the next step for you is along the PADI Professional levels or maybe even the Tec Diver programme? The PADI Enriched Air, PADI Deep Diver and PADI Wreck Diver Specialties could also be for you.

Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.

Here at Aquasport all our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.