Why PADI Equipment Specialist?


Do you wish you had the knowledge to adjust your diving equipment to your own needs? Would you like to know how to look after your diving kit or do minor repairs such as wetsuit tears? Do you wish you had a better understanding of how your dive gear works?

The PADI Equipment Specialty familiarises divers with the basic functions of scuba equipment and its operation. The course also covers recommendations for caring and maintaining your kit. Common problems will be discussed and how to get your dive gear serviced professionally. Although the PADI Equipment Specialty course will not certify you to repair kit, it will give you the foundation of knowledge to progress onto industry standard courses, should you wish to?


What do I need to start?


• Hold a scuba certification or be enrolled in a scuba certification course
• Minimum age: 10 years old


What will I do?


The course consists of a knowledge development session which will cover:

The theory, principles and operation of diving equipment.
Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures and equipment storage.
Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures.
Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

How long will it take?


One day


What will I need?


Adventures in Diving Manual


How much does it cost?


£99                     Incl materials?  Yes                         Incl Gear Hire?  Yes


Where can I go from here?


After this course you'll be prepared to deal with basic equipment problems and mainenance. You may also wish to continue your equipment education with dedicated, equipment-specific courses. Email Abyss Dive Centre for more information

Learn to Scuba Dive in Manchester

Dive Shop and Service Centre 

Opening Hours

By Appointment

Course Director 07973 937 316

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Important Notice: Call or Email if you don't see a course date and we will endeavour to sort you a date

Training: Chris 07887 936 287
Abyss Club: Dave 07738 802 866