Equipment Specialist

PADI Equipment Specialty  

Join the Jack’s Diving Locker knowledgeable staff in Kona, Hawaii for the PADI Equipment Specialty.  The goals of this specialty are to develop the student’s practical knowledge of theory, principles, and operation of diving equipment as well as enable the student to perform routine maintenance procedures.  In addition, the instructor will provide simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations along with an introduction to new equipment.  Please note, this is not an equipment repair course and will not cover overhauling equipment.
This course is a perfect complement to certifications such as  Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver, especially when divers are ready to invest in their own dive gear or ready to do some dive travel.  This Specialty course also counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest rating in recreational diving.

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Equipment Specialty Course Details

  • Cost: 

    • $125 and materials (minimum of two)

    • $250 for one student or private class

    • PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving $54 (after student discount) or PADI Equipment Touch $52.00

  • Prerequisites:  Open Water Certification.  Minimum age – 10 yrs old.  
  • We Provide: Instruction

  • Discounts: 10% off most regular priced merchandise. $5 off of dives.

Equipment Specialty Course Schedule

  • Duration: One day – Six hours. Scheduled on request

  • Preparation:  Read manual and fill out Knowledge Reviews Part I and II.

  • Day 1 (8:00am – 2:00pm): – Knowledge Development, Practical Workshop Activities

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Master Scuba Diver Rating

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving.  To achieve this rating you must complete the following certifications: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and 5 PADI Specialty courses.  In addition, divers must have at least 50 logged dives.  When completing these requirements at Jack’s Diving Locker, recipients will have their names engraved on a plaque that is displayed in our shop to honor this achievement.