Home / Education / Courses / Equipment Specialist Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works. Equipment Specialist Add to cart Continuing-Education Equipment Specialist eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees. Add to cart Your Dive Shop Description 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. Academic 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 English. For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment 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">https://locator.padi.com">PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content. Your Dive Shop More Courses Continuing Education Advanced Rebreather Diver Dive in silence and train to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. Learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Continuing Education Altitude Diver Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured. Continuing Education AWARE Shark Conservation Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. Continuing Education Boat Diver This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Continuing Education Cavern Diver Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Continuing Education Coral Reef Conservation This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.