PADI Equipment Specialist
How many of you have 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.
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.
How do I get started?
As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with a deposit of £50. There are no manuals so you don’t have to worry about any home study before this course.
What will I do?
During your programme you will learn the following:
- Develop your practical knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of diving equipment
- Techniques to enable you to perform routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures
- How to store diving equipment properly
- Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations
- Introduce you to new equipment
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.
These programmes are run by one of Aquasport's fully qualified and certified scuba equipment technicians.
How long will it take?
The PADI Equipment Specialty is a one day classroom based programme.
What will I need?
The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the Equipment Speciality.
The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 10 years.
PADI Equipment Specialty £125.
A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.
Starting on alternating Saturday and Sundays throughout the year.
Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 PADI Tec Deep Diver programme? The PADI Enriched Air, Deep and Wreck 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 of 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.