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Equipment Specialty


Equipment Specialty

CA$ 149.99

Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments.

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.

What You Learn:

  • What items you should own as spare parts in your save a dive kit, as well as what tools to have with you when out diving.
  • The Theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment with a focus on BCD's and Regulators.
  • Routine & Recommended care of your gear, maintenance procedures and proper equipment storage
  • How to deal with common equipment problems or break downs you may run into when out for a dive so you can avoid a missed or ruined dive day.
  • What takes place during shop service versus what you can do as maintenance or repair yourself to keep your gear in excellent working order. 
  • Additional ways to customize your gear to make it more comfortable and specific to and your needs.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course. It is an excellent course for divers of any certification level or agency, including Non-Divers. 

Scuba Gear You Use

  • This is a classroom-based course only. There is no scuba gear used in water.
  • Students are encouraged to bring in their own dive gear so the program can be tailored to their equipment needs, however, it is not necessary as all major types of equipment will be looked at and provided as needed.

Learning Materials You Need

  • Students are not required to purchase any materials. However, the PADI Equipment Touch Digital Manual and the Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving Manual are excellent add-ons to this class and your diving library and will be shown in class and offered for sale should you want your own.

Your Next Adventure

The PADI Equipment Specialist Course is provides valuable information for all divers and is a must have for anyone wishing to be independent and those looking to become Dive Masters or Scuba Instructors.

Now that you have more knowledge of your equipment, students can continue to expand their diving knowledge by taking any of our other specialties courses. 

Who can take this course? : Anyone interested in learning more about scuba gear. While a valuable course for certified divers it is also a good one for people learning to dive or anyone considering buying scuba gear now or in the future.

Do I need to bring scuba gear?: Students are encouraged to bring their own gear (BC, regs, computer..not tanks) with them so the program can be tailored to their equipment needs and they can ask more specific questions. If you don't own gear, there will be many examples, makes and models at the course for you to see, touch and work with.

Can I service my own regulators after taking this course?: NO. Regulators are life support gear so they can only be overhauled and meet warranty service requirements of Yearly service by having them worked on by a factory trained technician at an authorized service center (like Dive Source)  

What you will learn however is how to identify many problems you can fix yourself and how to do proper maintenance on them as well as on-site repairs to help you avoid losing dives to gear issues.

Can I VIP my own tanks? NO. Tank VIP and other tank service items like Oxygen cleaning are their own courses and typically only taken by dive professionals working in the industry. If these are skills you are looking for please contact our training director.

Can I service other types of gear? Many other pieces of equipment can be serviced and repaired by divers themselves. These include many BCD types, camera, flashlights, snorkel gear, wetsuits and drysuits, lift bags, reels, knives and more

Do I need to purchase any books/ manuals? Students are not required to purchase any materials. However, the PADI Equipment Touch Digital Manual and the Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving Manual are excellent add ons to this class and your diving library.

Is there a maximum amount of students allowed?: No.. but on average it's under 10

Is there a pool or open water session?: No. This is a classroom and workbench only class.

Can I use Dive Zone discount coupons on this course?: Dive Zone members may use their discounts as specified on their membership cards.

Sorry, we don't have any dates available at the moment for this course. Contact us and we'll try to accommodate you.

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