Want to learn more about how your equipment operates and learn valuable care techniques from a Thailand dive professional? Then check into the PADI Equipment Specialist programme.
During your PADI Equipment Specialist programme, you'll familiarise yourself with how your gear works, the different types, their pros and cons, how to care for it and how to adjust and refine things to suit your individual needs. For instance, what's the difference between piston and diaphragm first stage regulators? What is single bladder versus dual bladder BCD construction? How does an SPG work? How do you secure an alternate air source so it doesn't dangle but comes free when you need it? You can find the answers to these types of questions in the equipment section of the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (the recommended course text), but you can't beat seeing for yourself with your instructor in class.
The programme is not designed to be an extensive equipment-repair programme, but if you're interested in learning to service dive gear, it's the first step. It provides the foundation you need about how each component works, so this especially a good course for anyone interested in diving as a vocation.
Topics covered in this course include:
Another great reason to check out the Equipment Specialist course is that it helps you when the time comes to buy new equipment. By being up-to date on your knowledge of different dive gear and the latest models, you'll know exactly what to buy, both for yourself and for your diver friends. It's also a great way to stay in diving when you can't get wet.
Dive equipment repair and maintenance should only be carried out by dive professionals that have received the appropriate training.
Duration: 1 day
Total Price per person (incl. all taxes): US$ 116
Note: If you prefer, you can pay for your course on the start date here in Phuket.