The diving equipment you have purchased is very important to your safety and enjoyment. It is necessary to review your equipment on a regular basis to insure it's optimum performance. This will save you time, money and frustration if you follow a regular Preventative Maintenance Schedule (PMS).
Our outline in this newsletter will help you learn and understand this PMS process.
Remember your warranty requires annual inspection at our repair facilities and does include service parts when an overhaul is required if you maintain this inspection process.
Come in and see us at the repair facility when your annual is due.
When a scuba regulator is new it is put through an eight point inspection process to insure it's proper performance. This is done by a factory trained staff member of your local dive store. When you buy your regulator from an authorize dealer this $100 insurance process is included as a part of the purchase.
Each year thereafter your authorized dealer will perform this same inspection under the warranty. After a year and no more than a two year period your regulator may need an overhaul maintenance. Your store's certified repair technician will perform this overhaul by inspecting, disassembly, cleaning in an acid, lubricating, reassembling and bench testing your regulator.
Your old external scratches will still remain but internally and performance wise your regulator will be like new.
Take care of your regulator and replace the necessary parts when the time comes and you will have a lasting piece of diving equipment.
Inside a Regulator
What is inside your regulator?
Hopefully only what is intended to be there.
If you use your regulator in ocean water, fresh water streams , lakes or quarries or just a swimming pool you will have some of that left behind inside your regulator.
The most corrosive water your regulator will likely come in contact with is the pool water. Next would be ocean water. Both have a very corrosive effect on the metal parts.
Always rinse your regulator after a dive in a running tap water. Make sure the dust cap is in place on the first stage and that you do not press the purge of the 2nd stage when rinsing. You do not want to allow water to move into the internal working components of your regulator.
Shake the residual rinse water free and allow to dry out of the sun if possible.
Keeping your regulator clean will extend the service life and maintain the best performance of your regulator.
Learn More About the Workings of Your Equipment:
The technical staff at our store has compiled an Equipment Specialty course for all divers. This program will take you inside regulators, BCD's and computers and find out how they work. Join us for our next program. This class is fun and very informative.
Rental Gear Rates
Annual Service Rates
• Regulator overhaul (1st & 2nd stage) - $75/plus parts
• Regulator overhaul (2nd stage or octo) - $35/plus part
• Air Source overhaul - $45/plus parts
• BCD service - $45/plus parts
• BCD with Air Source - $55.00
• Tank Tumble - $10 per hour
• Tank Hydro - $30
• Tank VIP - $18
• O2 tank clean - $10
• Eddy Current** - $8
**Required on all 6351-T6 aluminum alloy tanks (prior to 1990)
• Dry suit seals - $60 per seal
• Console gauge - $10/plus parts
• Console with computer: Battery Change and submersible pressure check: $25.00
• Air Fill - $7.00 (10 punch card:$60 / 20 punch card: $100)
• Nitrox Fill - $18.00 (up to 40%, must show EAN card)
• Note some computers must be sent back to factory for service Such as Suunto D-9, D6. Uwatec Tec-Z & Galileo.
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