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SDI Equipment Specialist Diver

SDI Equipment Specialist Diver

This course is designed to give an in-depth look at how dive equipment works. It will cover general repairs and maintenance of various types of exposure suits, BCD’s, regulators, and other accessories.

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Who this course is for:

  • The certified diver looking to learn more about the scuba equipment they use on each dive as well as how to perform basic “in the field” repairs to prevent losing a dive due to an equipment malfunction

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Equipment Specialist Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Exposure suits (wetsuits and dry suits)
    • How they work
    • Types of materials they are made from
    • Features
    • Basic repairs
    • Care and maintenance
    • Choosing the best for you
  • Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs), regulators and alternate air sources
    • How they work
    • Types of materials they are made of
    • Features
    • Basic repairs
    • Care and maintenance
    • Choosing the best for you
  • Cylinders and weight systems
    • How they work
    • Types of materials they are made of
    • Features
    • Basic repairs
    • Care and maintenance
    • Transportation
    • Choosing the best for you
  • Computers, accessories, various equipment and devices
    • Types
    • How they work
    • Features
    • Basic repairs
    • Care and maintenance
    • Transportation
    • Choosing the best for you

What’s in it for you?

  • Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in basic equipment repair procedures to their personal scuba equipment. It is recommended that all major equipment repairs be completed by a qualified trained equipment technician.

Also, the SDI Equipment Specialist Diver Certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.

SDI Equipment Specialist Diver minimum requirements:

  • Pass an exam the instructor has developed to check the learning by the student and how well the student has comprehended the material

How to take this Course!

  • Find your local SDI Dive Center: here

pdf Course Standards & Procedures

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