PADI Compressor Operator Course

PADI Compressor Operator course covers an area not otherwise taught within traditional diver training syllabuses. 

Training is split into a classroom session followed by a practical session. During the classroom session, compressor principles of operation are discussed. An in-class demonstration unit allows a hands-on approach to showing key components and their function. Documentation, responsibilities of operators, air quality and checks on a variety of systems are discussed. User level maintenance is demonstrated including procedures for repackable filter media replacement.

The practical session following the classroom allows hands on use of a compressor system and students can put to practice the procedures learned earlier in class.

This can be seen as a proactive step towards increasing employability within the industry in addition to becoming a safe and competent compressor operator. Previous candidates have included boat owners / crew, Divemasters / Instructors, commercial divers and dive center staff.

The course is accompanied by student notes and a USB resources drive. Compressor Operator was authored by and has been approved by PADI. Upon successful completion, a PADI Compressor Operator certification is issued along with a Certificate of Completion including a course transcript of topics covered.

The course serves well as a grounding before gas blender courses.

Topics Covered:
  • Compressor basic principles.
  • Compressor key components, function and operator maintenance.
  • Filling stations.
  • Air quality.
  • Pre-fill cylinder and system checks.
  • Filling and shut-down procedures.
  • Practical exercises.
  • 18 years old.
  • Open Water Diver certification or above.
  • 1 Day
  • Run on an on-demand basis
  • 7500 PHP
  • Subic Bay, Philippines.


  • Onboard a vessel or other location of your choice.

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