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Take care of the gear that takes care of you

Let’s face it, scuba diving is a very gear intensive sport. The world it allows us to explore is amazing, but we are only able to venture there when our gear is operating properly. Your BCD, regulators, tanks, dive computers and various other equipment all needs proper care & maintenance to ensure its proper operation as well as prevent any accidents or malfunctions during use.

Below, we have our basic care recommendations to help keep your equipment operating properly between service intervals. When it is time for your equipment to be serviced, we have a fully functional service department using certified technicians to ensure your gear operates properly and safely.

Taking a few minutes after every dive (or dive weekend) to clean your gear properly will help ensure it’s ready to go for your next dive and can save you on unneeded repairs.

We offer service for tanks regulators BCD's dive computers & other gear

VIP, hydrostatic, valve service & O2 cleaning

Regulator Servicing

1st & 2nd stage servicing for your regulators

BCD Servicing

Inspection & service for the major components on your BCD

Miscellaneous Servicing

Dive computers, & other equipment servicing

Instructor's guide to caring for your scuba gear

After use (whether in salt water or fresh water), you should thoroughly rinse all of your gear using fresh, clean water. This will remove any salt & mineral deposits as well as any sediment that may have gotten trapped in your equipment after you dive. When that is complete, dry your gear in a shaded area out of direct sunlight, preferably hanging it to let it drip dry. After it’s dry, return it back to its storage area. You should avoid stowing wet gear as it promotes mold & mildew growth.

  • BCD’s – Be sure to rinse both the outside & inside (the bladder) of your BCD with clean water. You can usually fill the inside by orally inflating the BCD to capacity then depressing the deflate button and running water from a faucet or hose inside the oral inflation orifice. Once you have water inside, turn the BCD upside down a few times to wash out any particulate or saltwater left inside. Drain the water and repeat the process. After 2-3 times, drain ALL the water (using the bottom dump valve) and partially inflate it (so the bladder won’t stick to itself when it dries. This is how it should be stored until your next dive. Don’t worry; if it is left over inflated, the over-pressure relief valve will activate and remove air from the BCD. 
  • Regulators – First, securely attach your first stage dust cap/cover. If water enters the 1st stage, it will need to be serviced. Then thoroughly rinse the outsides and insides of your 2nd stages & SPG/console from a hose OR submerge them into a tub of fresh water. Then rinse your hoses and finally your first stage. We do NOT recommend submerging your 1st stage as if water permeates the dust cap, it will need servicing. Giving the outside a good rinse is all your 1st stage needs. If you have the opportunity, cleaning your 1st stage while it’s still on a pressurized tank will prevent any water infiltration.
  • Wetsuit – Generally using a mild dish soap (like dawn) is sufficient for a quick cleaning. However, there are special anti-bacterial cleaners made for wetsuit cleaning which helps with stains and, uhh, smells. After washing, rinse with fresh water and hang on wetsuit hanger (regular clothes hangers are not ideal and will stretch the material) out of direct sunlight to let it dry. Do not use laundry detergent or harsh chemicals to clean your wetsuit.
  • Clips, accessories, fins, & miscellaneous – Generally speaking, all you need is to thoroughly rinse with fresh water to keep these items working well. We do recommend activating the springs on clips or fins, pulling on retractor lines, or soaking reels to remove any trapped salt water or sediment.
  • Masks & snorkels – If you are cleaning your wetsuit in a cleaner, throw your mask & snorkel in there as well. Use a washcloth to remove any stuck residue or gunk that has built up. Especially focus on both the inside and outside of your mask, as that buildup can impact your diving visibility & comfort.
  • Cylinders – Scuba cylinders are usually neglected in the cleaning process. However, all they usually need is a good rinse from a freshwater hose. This is especially true with painted steel tanks that have been in salt water.

Every time you clean your gear, it’s a great opportunity to inspect it for damage, wear & tear, rips, tears, or just a reminder to put that double ender back on your BCD. Your mask & fin straps, regulator mouthpieces, and octo holders are area we generally see the most wear. 

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