Equipment Specialist


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Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.



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.

If you're at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.


The Equipment Specialist course teaches you about:

  • Gear care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations.

  • Common equipment problems and how to handle them.

  • Equipment configuration suggestions and the latest gear.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
10 years or older

Course Prerequisites
PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)

Time Commitment
Approximately 2-4 hours

Available Languages


For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.


Your PADI Instructor may ask you to bring your basic scuba equipment to class, but will also have examples of other dive gear for you to work with during training.

Getting Started


Start learning now with PADI's home-study materials - Equipment Specialist eLearning. Read and watch video about how each piece of scuba gear and accessory dive equipment works. This background information will prepare you to meet with your PADI Instructor to learn even more about your dive equipment. Stop by your local PADI">">PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content.