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Why Choose Pacific Wilderness?

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Equipment Specialist Course Details

equip-book.jpg (27666 bytes)Want to know how your dive gear works?

Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you! Familiarize yourself with the operation and maintenance of your own personal Dive Equipment.

Our program is not an extensive equipment-repair program that allows you to purchase parts and work on Dive Equipment. However, it does provide you with the basics of care and adjustments you'll encounter in an every day environment. 

This Course is excellent for DiveMasters and other Professionals seeking to increase their knowledge or for the beginner who is looking to be more self sufficient and confident in their abilities.


Covered in this Course:

  • Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment.

  • Routine equipment care and appropriate storage.

  • Common gear problems and proper maintenance. (Includes a demo of repair procedures).

  • Simple suggestions for ideal equipment configuration.

  • Proper Gear Storage

Class Session:

Practical Application:

  • On Hands Training in Equipment Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Approx. Time: 4-5 Hrs

Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

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Completion of the PADI Open Water Class or equivalent*.

(Minimum age 12 to Register)

*If your certification is listed below you may qualify to enroll in this PADI Specialty Course at Pacific Wilderness.

-BSAC Ocean Diver
-CMAS 1 Star Diver
-IDEA Open Water
-NASDS Open Water
-NAUI Open Water
-PDIC Open Water
-SSI Open Water
-YMCA Open Water

No Special Gear Requirements.

You may bring your own Regulator, B.C. & Tank if you own them - or just show up!


  • Attend Class Session and Complete Assignments.
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in Equipment Troubleshooting and Repair Principles.
  • Pass Written Exam.


Private - Classroom Program

 WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)One of Our most Popular Specialty Programs. The PADI Equipment Specialist program incorporates about 4-5 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with One Supervised Class Sessions to Complete your Specialty Certification.

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  1. The next level of achievement for Dive Professionals is knowing how Dive Equipment works and Basic Troubleshooting in the field!
  2. Entry Level Divers can gain confidence by learning basic principles of how their own equipment works - It may save a Dive!
  3. It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Specialty Classes.
  4. It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Specialty Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard "Pre-Scheduled" Courses at other shops
  5. This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  6. Smaller class sizes mean more Personalized Attention.

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 


Your Course Fee Includes:
  • Customized Course Schedule
  • Tuition Fee
  • Equipment Care & Maintenance Book
  • Hands-On Training on our Repair Bench

  • PADI Specialty Certification Card.

To book your own "Private" Class please use the following Outline for time allocations:
  • Session #1 (Class):  - Dedicate 4-5 Hours total time. This is normally done in One evening.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Specialty Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it! 

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Instructor Availability.

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