The PADI Equipment Specialist course takes about four hours. It’s an immersive and interactive session that consists of a PowerPoint presentation, lots of hands-on time with various gear, and extensive Q&A.
Among the many things you’ll learn will be: gear selection, wetsuit repair, regulator adjustment, proper gear rinsing (check out a great video about that very subject here), testing a BC for leaks, cylinder inspection, different gear configuration ideas, and building a proper Save-a-Dive kit so that you’re able to handle most any minor equipment emergency that might arise.
Being physically at the class is certainly best to be able to touch, feel, etc. If, however, you’re wanting to take the class and just can’t be there in person, a Zoom option will be available.