The PADI Equipment Specialist is for a new diver or an experienced diver; this comprehensive program includes (eLearning) an online digital product that provides a detailed and interactive overview of scuba equipment maintenance and mechanics, and a final in-person review.
Don't miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.
If you're at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course. It also counts as one of five specialties for Master SCUBA Diver (MSD) rating.
Available on iOS and Android tablets, the PADI Equipment Specialist Touch covers everything from dive lights and underwater cameras, to exposure suits, cylinders and regulators. Through short video clips and 3D rotating images, the user gains an understanding into how and why certain pieces of scuba equipment work. (2 to 4 hours)
“Being able to see the item come apart puts the written parts of the course into perspective in my mind and thus making the learning easier. Now that I can see what goes into the servicing of the dive gear I can now make a MUCH more informed decision with gear purchases in the future.”
– Justin Binda
The great thing about the PADI Equipment Specialist Touch is that it can be re-visited time and time again. For any equipment issues or queries the diver has, this useful digital tool will always be on hand to help them work it out.
The PADI Equipment Specialist Touch can also be combined with the PADI Equipment Specialist course, a one-day specialty with a practical component. In this course, students are taken through routines, recommended care and maintenance procedures, equipment storage, how to overcome common equipment problems and recommended professional maintenance procedures (possibly even a demonstration of repair procedures).
Take This Course If You Want to:
- Make minor gear repairs
- Avoid missing dives due to gear issues
- Maximize the life of your equipment
- Fix equipment problems
- Clean and maintain your gear
- Create a save-a-dive kit