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.