David’s blog, bits and pieces
Being a scuba instructor can lead you in to many aspects of the scuba industry. I was always taking things apart when I was a child and seeing if I could put them back together or even get them working again if they were broken. This did work some times and did not on other times, especially if I had a few bits left over from my re builds.
So when I was given the opportunity of becoming a Scubapro technician I jumped at the chance. After a 2 day intensive course, I received my Scubapro technicians level 2 certificate. Which means I can service every 1st stage regulator Scubapro have on the market, service all Scubapro 2nd stage regulators and also fix problems with the inflator mechanisms on their line of BCD’s?
I even help our dive staff with their equipment if they have problems with it and help our customers make the correct choice for them when they are wishing to purchase their own equipment. The course has helped me with the Padi and SSI equipment specialty I teach to customers, as I can give in-depth explanations on how and why dive equipment works.
Hopefully I will get to do my Aqualung Technician, gas blender and basic compressor maintenance courses soon. In the meantime you may find me in our equipment fixing room taking Scuba Junctions Scubapro equipment apart and putting it back together and with the training I have had, I never have any bits and pieces remaining after the rebuilds J
David Waite, Assistant Manager, SSI & Padi Instructor, Scubapro Technician.
Scuba Junction, Koh Tao, Thailand