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REGULATOR FUNDAMENTALS PADI Regulator Fundamentals Distinctive specialty

The Regulator Fundamentals Distinctive Specialty Course with DIVE KAWARTHA

Don’t miss a dive due to a regulator issue that could have been prevented, or can be easily solved.  

The PADI Regulator Fundamentals Distinctive Specialty course is designed to help divers become more confident about their air delivery system when diving and become better able to determine when regulators need to be serviced or tuned in additon to the manufacturesr guidelines. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how different regulators work, how best to care for them between servicing,  how different types of regulators, or different adjustment settings may perform better in different environments and other information that helps you with your regulator equipment investment decisions.

 ***  Includes a regulator specific "Save-A-Dive" kit to keep following the course. ***

What You Learn

SCUBA REGULATOR BASICS

  • How to determine the force of a spring
  • What is the basic function of a SCUBA Regulator?
  • What is the difference between an upstream and downstream valve?

 

SCUBA REGULATOR FIRST STAGE       Regulator fundamentals demonstration

  • What are the purpose of a first stage in a SCUBA regulator?
  • What are the different kinds of first stage used in SCUBA?
  • What is IP? 
  • What is the common IP range in SCUBA regulators?
  • How does ambient pressure effect the IP delivered by a first stage?
  • What are the common materials used to make First Stage components?
  • What are the differences between “Flow Through” and “Flow by” designs?
  • What is the difference between a diaphragm and a piston regulator?
  • What are the differences between an unbalanced, a balanced and an overbalanced SCUBA regulator?
  • How does tank pressure effect IP in different regulator types?
  • How does depth effect IP in different regulator types?
  • What is an environmental seal, and why is it important?
  • What components are considered oxygen compatible and why does it matter?

 

 

Regulator Second Stage Demo

SCUBA REGULATOR SECOND STAGE

 

  • What are the purpose of a second stage in a SCUBA regulator?
  • What are the different kinds of valves used in a SCUBA regulator second stage?
  • How does ambient pressure effect the second stage?
  • What is “crack pressure”, and what is a normal range?
  • What is the difference between a diaphragm and a piston regulator?
  • What are the differences between an unbalanced, a balanced and an overbalanced SCUBA regulator?

 

 

SCUBA REGULATOR HOSES & THE LOW PRESSURE INFLATOR

  • What is the purpose of a high pressure hose?
  • What is the purpose of a low pressure hose?
  • What are the differences between HP and LP hoses?
  • How can you recognize regulator hose deterioration?
  • How does the LPI work?
  • How should you care for a LPI?

 

CARE & CLEANING

  • What is safe for me to do on my own SCUBA regulator?
  • What must a certified technician do on my SCUBA regulator?
  • What is the use of a second stage adjustment knob?
  • What results from improper use of an adjustment knob?
  • How should I rinse my first stage SCUBA regulator?


The PADI Regulator Fundamentals Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you’ll want if you’re interested in learning equipment repair.  

This certification does not qualify one to service SCUBA regulators.  Only the manufacturer can qualify people to service the SCUBA regulators of that manufacturer.


For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVE KAWARTHA Team members.

  Start Date Course Type Location Max. Places Places Available   Price    
14 Nov 2021 Regulator Fundamentals Course Dive Kawartha Classroom 8 8 CAD$ 249.99

Classroom
Sun 14 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Dive Kawartha Classroom

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