37This course is designed to increase your understanding of the working principles of diving equipment and, as a consequence, to allow you to take better care of your equipment. The amount of equipment needed for diving is rather big. Your comfort and safety as a diver are directly related to the proper functioning of that equipment. A thorough understanding of working principles and care will have a beneficial effect on both comfort and safety.

General knowledge about equipment such as masks, suits, knifes and others are already covered in detail in a beginner course. Such general aspects of diving equipment are not repeated here. To assure a complete understanding of the subject, it is a good idea to review the relative information in books from previous courses.

This course concentrates on the technical features of diving equipment. It provides in-depth information to develop an understanding of the functioning of equipment and the consequences related to different technical solutions and malfunctions. The minimum age to participate in this course is 15 and you must be a certified diver. It should be possible to complete the programme in two days. There are no water sessions in this course (although your instructor might opt for a pool session to have you try different models of equipment items), but there are rather a few practice sessions on land.

You start this course by downloading the book and reading it. If you prefer to read your book on paper, then ask your instructor. The price for the paper version of this book is €21 .90. If you cannot find a SCUBA C&P instructor in your area, then please contact us via info@scuba-courses.com.