Welcome to the Technicians Qualification System Level 1 Dive Service Technician course. Over 6 days, candidates will receive instruction in the service and repair of a wide range of dive equipment. The course is very hands on and there are both practical and theoretical assessments completed throughout the training.
Being equipment savvy gives Divemasters and Dive Instructors a boost in desirability when looking for employment. Click here to see the article Employability of the Dive Professional – The Value of Maintenance. Packages are available to combine all or some of the following:
The course is accompanied by the Level 1 Student Notes and a DiveRepairs.com USB resource drive. Certification along with experience and additional manufacturers training goes a long way in helping prove ‘competent person’ status as a technician. Level 2 is attainable after at least one year work experience and 50 documented regulator overhauls.
- 18 years old.
- Advanced Open Water with Nitrox certification, or recognized commercial certification.
- Intent to acquire work within the dive industry / already employed within dive industry.
- 6 Days.
Typical Course Schedule:
- Day 1: Course introduction, goals and objectives. Strip down and rebuild of 1st and 2nd stages to develop understanding of operation, components and basic principles.
- Day 2: Introduction to servicing and workshop procedures. Continued strip down and rebuilds of 1st and 2nd stages.
- Day 3: Full regulator servicing procedures. Regulator set-up, tuning and quality control. Continued strip down and rebuilds.
- Day 4: Regulator troubleshooting workshop. Level 1 Theory Exam.
- Day 5: BCD’s, cylinder valves and troubleshooting. Continued set-up, tuning and quality control of regulators.
- Day 6: Level 1 practical exam, any applicable make-ups and introduction to CMMS.
- Subic Bay, Philippines.
- Onboard a vessel or other location of your choice.
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