Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by smb1014, May 9, 2005.
How does one become a scubapro technician? Or, a scuba technician/repair person for the most part?
To get your offical certificate and secret decoder ring from Scubapro you have to attend one of their Technical Education Seminars. The only way to get into one of those is to be associated with and sponsored by a Scubapro dealer.
So the first step is to hang around a Scubapro dealer and see what you can work out in terms of getting them to sponsor you in exhange for working on their regs on a full or part time basis.
If they agree, you get to complete a workbook prior to the seminar then attend the seminar. Most of what you learn though will come from techs already working for the shop as the seminar itself is pretty short.
It helps to know a lot about regs already and Pete Wolfinger's Regulator Savvy is a great book to have. It is an excellent book in terms of teaching theory, repair techniques and and diagnostics and since Pete used to be the service and training guru at Scubapro and wrote their training manual, he uses lots of examples and diagrams of SP regs.
You must work for a Scubapro shop and attend one of the seminars they teach several times each year. Technically if you quit working for a Scubapro shop you are no-longer a certified Scubapro technician.
Those are their rules and though alot of folks don't agree with them that's the way it is.
I want a copy of Peter's book, where do I get it from?
The fact that you are no longer officially certified part is true enough but is far less of a problem than the lack of parts access that comes from no longer being associated with an SP dealer.
the book specifically:
There was a time when I held certifications for all the major manufacturers, scubapro...us divers...seaquest...zeagle. I still have some rebuild kits for the G250 2nd stage I think. Too bad I don't have the reg any longer...
is there a reason you want to be a scubapro tech.
is it to work part time in a shop, or repair your own gear....
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