PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty course

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PADI Equipment Specialty Course for Divers Koh Tao

Included in the Koh Tao Equipment Specialist Course:

  • PADI Equipment specialist touch e-manual
  • PADI Certification card
  • All equipment required for the course
  • Maximum 4 students per PADI Instructor
  • Black Turtle Dive Customer (and environmental) promise

To enroll on an PADI Equipment specialty course you must:

  • Be an Open Water diver
  • Have recent diving experience – we recommend completing a scuba review if you have not dived for 12 months
  • 10 years of age or older
  • Medically fit to dive

1 Day PADI Equipment Specialty Course

The course consists of two sections:

  • Knowledge Development – Instructor led knowledge development session and completion of the knowledge review
  • Skill development – participate in a practical session on diver equipment such as BCD’s regulators, masks, fins and dive computers

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At Black Turtle Dive we take our customer promise very seriously. All courses are conducted with a maximum of 4 students per PADI Dive Instructor.

Our Instructors are highly trained and will ensure you receive lots of attention and most importantly, progress at your own pace in a relaxed environment.

During your training we will slowly build your confidence and ability as you develop the skills necessary to become a PADI Equipment specialist.

Koh Tao Equipment Specialty Course Schedule

The PADI Equipment specialty course schedule at Black Turtle Dive is flexible and we can work around your own personal needs and timeframe.

Please feel free to ask if you have any special requests either via email or on one of the messenger apps on this page. 

PADI Equipment Specialty Course Cost: 4,500 baht

Course Schedule:

Day 1:

09.00 – 11.30: Orientation & Knowledge Development

LUNCH

13.30 – 16.00: Equipment Specialist skill development sessions

You are now a certified PADI Equipment Specialist.

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PADI Equipment Specialty Course Information

Orientation & Knowledge Development

We start the PADI Equipment specialty course at 09.00 with an Orientation.

The PADI Equipment specialty course consists of an Equipment Specialty Instructor led knowledge development followed by a skill development session.

Some of the subjects you will cover during the Instructor led knowledge development include:

  • 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
  • Demonstration of repair procedures for common problems
  • Cylinder markings, visual inspections and when to do hydrostatic testing
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

PADI Equipment Specialist Touch

The PADI Equipment Specialist Touch is an Interactive digital manual that participants on the PADI Equipment Specialist course receive as part of the course.

This great educational tool demonstrates how every part of the various pieces of scuba equipment fit together. It uses diagrams, photos and easy to understand explanations.

Equipment Specialist Skill Development

Some of the subjects you will cover during the skill development include areas of diver equipment such as BCD’s regulators, masks, fins and dive computers.

  • 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 including repair procedures.
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

Congratulations. You are now a PADI Equipment Specialist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you learn on PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty course?

This specialty course will develop your practical knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment.

After certification, you will be able to perform routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures on diving equipment.

You will also learn how to assemble a personalized spare parts or tool kit.

You will take part in several workshops and complete minor equipment repairs and learn how to make equipment adjustments.

How long is the Equipment Specialist Specialty course for on Koh Tao?

The Equipment Specialist Specialty course takes 1 day to complete on Koh Tao.

You will meet your instructor in the morning to go through the theory and knowledge review using the all-new Equipment Specialist eLearning Touch.

After lunch-break, you will participate in several practical workshops in our equipment maintenance workshop.

What is the cost of the Equipment Specialist Specialty course on Koh Tao?

The cost of the PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty course is THB 4,500. Included in this price are all course materials, instructor fees, and certification fees.

Food and accommodation are not included. However, you can contact us to find out about accommodation options. We have AC rooms available at discounted rates when taking a diving course with us.

Ex-students will enjoy a 10% discount on the course price.

Who can take the PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty course?

The Equipment Specialist course is available to any certified diver who has an interest in learning how to maintain diving equipment and understand better how it works.

The course will give you useful information and skills that you will most certainly use at least once in your future diving career.

Students need to be minimum 10 years old and need to be a certified (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher.

Do you get a certificate for the PADI Equipment Specialist course?

When completing the specialty course, you gain the Equipment Specialist Specialty certification.

This certification counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest certification and black belt in recreational diving.

Please note that this specialty course does not make you an authorized technician for any scuba diving brands.

You have to be a certified (Junior) Scuba Water diver and 10 years old to enroll in the specialty course.