PADI/SSI Equipment Diver Specialty



Choosing and buying your dive equipment is one of the biggest and most important investments you will make as a diver, but it is easy to get it a bit wrong. We want you to choose the right dive kit for your needs and know how to look after it properly. With the right knowledge, you can get the most from your investment and enjoy safe and comfortable dives for years to come.

The Equipment Techniques specialty is the best way to learn how to choose and store your dive kit. Working with an experienced and trained Dive Professional, you will learn in-depth information about the components of your scuba equipment and develop a thorough understanding of your diving equipment. You will also practice basic preventative dive equipment maintenance to ensure you get maximum performance and longevity from your


Mission Statement

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.

Get hands-on experience making minor equipment repairs and learn about different types of dive gear. Learn how to properly clean and maintain gear, and how to create a save-a-dive kit.
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The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, leaking pressure gauge or a broken fin strap, you will learn how to save a dive with equipment adjustments and fixes.

In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how equipment works, and how to keep it well maintained.

You will learn how to test for faults and how to make simple adjustments.There will be simple suggestions provided for equipment configurations.

Courses Included

PADI/SSI Equipment Diver Specialty

Age Requirements

Min Dive Experience

Dive Equipment


Course Type

Theory & Confined Water Dives, Theory Only

Quick Tip


If you have not been diving for a while, refresh your memory with the e-learning knowledge development. P.T.O.

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Specialty Course Certifications also count as one of five Specialties required for the Master Scuba Diver Rating.

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