Equipment Techniques

Learn how to choose, maintain and store your diving equipment for maximum performance and longevity. Working with an experienced SSI Professional, you’ll learn in-depth information about diving equipment maintenance and practice basic preventative maintenance on your kit. Get the most from your diving equipment investment. Earn your SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty.

Facts and Training Standards

Choosing and buying your dive equipment is one of the biggest and most important investments you’ll make as a diver, but it’s easy to get it a bit wrong. We want you to choose the right dive kit for your needs and know how to look after it properly. With the right knowledge, you can get the most from your investment and enjoy safe and comfortable dives for years to come. The SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty is the best dive equipment specialty to learn how to choose and store your dive kit, plus learn all about dive equipment maintenance. Working with an experienced and trained SSI Professional, you’ll learn in-depth information about the components of your Total Diving System and develop a thorough understanding of your diving equipment. You’ll practice basic preventative diving equipment maintenance on your kit, to ensure you get maximum performance and longevity from your dive kit. Get the most from your dive equipment on every dive.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 4
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 3 - 6 h



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