Scuba Diving is an extremely safe sport. Reliable equipment and exceptional training standards have paved the way for people to explore the depths safely and responsibly. But make no mistake, any time you are diving you are immersing yourself in an environment in which you are not designed to survive. Therefore, Scuba Diving Equipment is Life-Support Equipment. If one were inclined to jump out of an airplane, that person would most likely want to know who packed their parachute (and most would insist on doing it themselves) and when it was last used and maintained. The smart ones would not buy a parachute on E-Bay and then use it for their jump. And yet, Scuba Divers have a false sense of safety when it comes to Scuba Equipment. Many believe that Uncle Joe's regulator that he bought used 27 years ago, that hasn't been in the water in 25 years, will work just fine. Frequent and Periodic Servicing of your Life-Support Equipment is of the utmost importance to ensure your dives are not only fun, but safe!
Interested in learning more about your equipment? Take the PADI Equipment Specialist Course. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment. The PADI Equipment Specialist Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you’ll want if you’re interested in learning equipment repair.