PADI Equipment Specialist Course
PADI Equipment Specialist Course offers you a look into the world of dive gear maintenance, field repairs and prevention. Have you ever looked at your dive gear and wished you knew how it all worked? You can learn about all the gear you dive with in this care and maintenance course.
Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it’s a missing o-ring, a wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you how to minimize issues and safely and efficiently manage basic repairs and adjustments to your gear. 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. We will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions.
While this courses is not a “repair” course we do show you how to deal with minor repairs to wings, bcd’s, regulators, tanks and more.
Depending on the level of aptitude of the students, we can delve as much or as little into certain subjects, so get involved, ask questions and learn more about your gear today.
Know your gear better and earn this fun and enjoyable certification.
These courses will help you gain more skill and academic proficiency:
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty
- Deep Diver
- Intro to Tech
- O2 Service Technician
- PADI DSAT Gas Blender
- Enriched Air Nitrox
How to enroll in the PADI Equipment Specialist
Visit our store or email us to enroll in the course. Once you are enrolled we will send you your PADI Equipment Specialist eLearning code. We also recommend The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving to use as a reference during the course as well but it’s an additional item to purchase.
Bring your basic scuba equipment to class and if you like we can take it apart and show you a little bit more about how its made.
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.
Join us Sunday February 3rd, 2019 9am-5pm
PADI Divemaster Course 2019
Our PADI Divemaster Course is the first leadership level course in a series of Professional level scuba diving courses within the PADI System of diver education.
Divers will learn advanced dive theory including physics, physiology, decompression theory, dive tables, standards and procedures and more, as well as how to perform dive skills demonstration quality and how to supervise student divers and certified divers.
- Minimum 18 years old
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certified (CPR & First Aid) within the last 24 months
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- Logged at least 50 dives
April 2019 for class and pool. Open water and Practical Applications to follow upon successful completion of all pool and academic sessions. Please contact us for a complete schedule of dates and times.
Becoming a PADI Divemaster is your first step onto the professional diving world’s sidewalk. It is very hands on and covers a wide range of responsibilities and rewards. As a career (or even part time career), divemasters are an essential part of Dan’s Dive shop and are often relied upon by other divers and students. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. You’ll work closely with our instructors and be a role model to students, new divers and customers with the experience in the full spectrum of what recreational diving has to offer.
Some of the skills you’ll develop in your divemaster course and role will involve:
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Candidates will also learn about Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Equipment, Supervision techniques, the aquatic realm, and much more.
How do you get started?
If you’ve got the drive, proper mindset and discipline to succeed in a course of this magnitude, we’d be happy to have you. If you want to go the professional route –contact us at the shop today to see how to get started as a DDS Divemaster and the schedule for this exciting course.
Need a more flexible learning option but want to get started immediately? Sign up today for eLearning and you’ll be able to start learning immediately.With our eLearning option, you can complete the academic portions of the course online via the PADI eLearning process. Follow up with the shop to plan out the remainder of your course requirements.
What gear will you need?
$500.00 + HST for class/pool sessions or $650 + HST for PADI eLearning. Additional Costs: parking, dive admission fees, boat charters (if applicable), PADI Divemaster Crewpak, any additional equipment rentals or specialized gear.
Where do I go from here?
Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:
- PADI Assistant Instructor
- PADI Instructor
- Intro to Tech
- Technical Decompression Diver
- PADI Self Reliant Diver
- Technical Divemaster
- Emergency First Responder Instructor