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Equipment Specialist


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 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.

You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions. You may even get to jump into the water to try new or unfamiliar equipment.


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Our Equipment Specialist course consists of the following training elements:

  • Classroom Sessions: Discussion style interaction with an instructor.

During your classroom sessions we will discuss:

  • Exposure Suits
  • Buoyancy Compensation Devices (BCDs)
  • Regulators and Alternate Air Sources
  • Weight Systems
  • Computers and other Instruments
  • Accessories
  • Various Equipment Carrying Devices

If you have not done so, I encourage you to take a few minutes and read the Frequently Asked Questions and Our Training Philosophy pages. Below is detailed information on the process of getting started and completing your training.

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We put as much information on here to create as complete a picture as possible of the Equipment Specialist certification process. Read through it and if you have any questions, or prefer to talk  to someone about what’s involved, please Contact Us.


  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • Be certified as an Open Water SCUBA Diver (or equivalent)
  • Be in good mental and physical condition.

Paperwork: Download and Complete

Stop by the Shop

  • Bring your completed paperwork or complete it at the shop with Jeff or Rami.
  • Sign up and pay for the course. Please see the Cost tab for details.
  • Go over any other details or questions you may have, and confirm schedule.

Classroom Sessions

  • For group classes, please see the Upcoming Classes tab. For a private course, we will create a schedule together that works for you.
  • You will attend one classroom session, about four hours long.
  • All classroom sessions are held at the dive shop.
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If you own your dive gear we encourage you to bring it to the classroom session so we can discuss some specifics unique to your setup. Please contact us first to determine which components should be brought to class.

We offer two types of courses to complete your training: Group and Private

Group Training ($175):

  • Minimum of two students, maximum four
  • Classroom are set and may be viewed on the Upcoming Classes tab.

Private Training ($300):

  • These classes are ideal for:
    • Students who have a tight time frame or complicated schedule.
    • Students who need or want one on one-or-one-on-two training.
  • Minimum of one student, maximum two
  • Dates may be scheduled on weekdays or weekends

Included in both Prices:

  • All classroom sessions
  • Use of SCUBA Gear (as noted on Gear tab)
  • Certification processing
  • All taxes