Equipment specialist

Whether it's a regulator problem, a wet suit tear or a broken mask strap, the Equipment Specialist course can help.


This Specialty course prepares you for the basic equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll get the valuable background on equipment repair and purchase, making you better able to protect your investment.

During your PADI Equipment Specialist program, you'll familiarize yourself with the operation and maintenance of your personal equipment. Your instructor might also provide the opportunity to review new or unfamiliar dive equipment.

The program is not an equipment repair program, but it does give you:

• Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment

• Routine recommended care and maintenance procedures

• Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures

• Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!


• PADI Scuba Diver, Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

• Minimum age is 12 years old (10 for PADI Junior Scuba Diver and PADI Junior Open Water Diver)

Course Materials:

• PADI Equipment Specialist e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class.

Cost: $85

Photos from previous Equipment Specialist classes...