Project Description

We are Boston’s premier diving education center for Diving Equipment Repair Classes and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:


The Equipment course costs $200 and is typically done on a Saturday afternoon.
Once you have paid you can sign up either in person, over the phone or via email. Just remember to check the schedule tab to make sure you can attend an upcoming class before signing up!  As always, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we’ll do our best to help!


Don’t lose a single dive to minor equipment problems. Learn how to perform field repairs on your equipment and the proper care that it should have on a regular basis. In this course, we will cover basic and advanced operation, as well as field maintenance of regulator first and second stages, gauges, computers, low-pressure hoses, masks, fins, wetsuits, BC’s, hoses, tanks, lights, and more. We will also cover what really goes into a regulator overhaul. Join us with your own equipment to learn these valuable skills. We look at all types of scuba and diving equipment and review strengths, weaknesses, and importance to the world of diving. We discuss the history of scuba for full comprehension of product development and the future of design. We break down complex pieces of equipment to fully understand how it works. This helps a diver’s ability to fix problems while at a dive site. We also look at issues that are best to not try and solve while at a dive site for complexity and safety reasons.

Before Class

Note- All the paperwork you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before class there is a bit of paperwork you’ll have to fill out. The most important piece is the medical, which can be printed out and brought to your first classroom session.

What to do before class

Risk Awareness Videos

Because this course is classroom only, it is not compulsory to get a medical filled out. It is most important



The Equipment workshop is typically held on Saturday afternoons at the shop. Please find the schedule for all of the upcoming Science of Diving courses Below:


This course is strictly classroom work. We will be meeting at the shop, and all of the work will be done on site. The address is listed below, above a map.
213 Boylston Street

Private Courses

You are also welcome to take Science of Diving – Equipment as a private course. The Price structure can be found below:

1 person $300 per person – $300 total 3 People $270 per person – $810 total
2 People $270 per person | $540 total 4 People $270 per person| $1080 total


Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!

You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send Kim an email directly at



What to do before class


Being a classroom only course the only equipment you’ll need is a go getter attitude! You’re welcome to bring your own pen and paper if you want to take notes!

At East Coast Divers our top priority is to introduce smart, competent, and passionate divers into the world. Which is why several of our courses can be bundled together for a discount to promote the pursuit of dive education.

Our Science of Diving class bundle gives you 10% off the total of all 5 Science of Diving classes. It is popular for those divers pursuing their Dive Master certification, since all 5 Science of Diving courses, as well as the Dive Guide course, are prerequisites for achieving Dive Master.

To take advantage of the course bundle discount, choose the “SOD – 5 Course Bundle” option in the booking area at the top right of this page and the promotion will be automatically applied.


  • 16 Years or older
  • Eligible for divers and non-divers alike.

What’s Included:

  • 6 hours of Diving Equipment instruction and training.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor

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