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For the best knowledge about proper care and maintenance on dive equipment it is strongly recommended that divers take our PADI Equipment Specialist course . Most equipment problems are easily avoidable or have simple solutions if you have the right information.

Regulators

When purchased through an Authorized Dealer, most regulator manufacturers offer a Lifetime Warranty if you have it serviced by and Authorized Service Center 1 time per year. Warranties are voided if purchased through a non-authorized dealer, 2nd hand or you go more than 1 year with having serviced.
Any time the regulator is not pressurized, keep the dust cap on the first stage.
Keep the regulator rinsed in freshwater. Avoid pressing the second stage purge button during the rinsing process.
While at the dive site take precautions to ensure it is not laid in the sand, dirt rocks etc. or left unsecured to fall, get crushed etc.
Store the regulator in a dry place. Make sure the hoses are not kinked. Take precautions to ensure insects may not mistake the regulator as a new home.

BCD’s

When purchased through an Authorized Dealer, most BCD manufacturers offer a generous warranty if you have it serviced by and Authorized Service Center 1 time per year. Warranties are voided if purchased through a non-authorized dealer, 2nd hand or you go more than 1 year with having serviced.
Keep the BCD rinsed off in fresh water.
Partially fill the BCD with fresh water and drain it through all of the dumps (BCD conditioner is recommended for prolonged life).
When storing the BCD keep it hung up on a sturdy hanger and partially inflated.
While at the dive site take precautions to ensure it is not laid in the sand, dirt rocks etc. or left unsecured to fall, get crushed etc.
If the BCD has an integrated alternate air source make sure the dust cap covers the nipple before rinsing.

Cylinders

Make sure the cylinder is always stored and transported in a secure way.
Only get fills from reputable dive facilities with current air quality sample certificates posted.
Cylinders require an annual VIP and a Hydrostatic test every 5 years.
Nitrox divers should refer to their training for additional tips.
Full cylinders should have the valve cap on, used cylinders leave the cap off.
Keep a few extra tank O-rings handy just in case.

Wetsuits, gloves, hoods etc.

When storing neoprene equipment keep it in a dry place and hung up with a sturdy hanger. Avoid long term exposure to folds that may cause permanents creases.
When cleaning avoid agitating washing machines, front loaders are ok. Air dry on a sturdy hanger. For best results use Mirazyme odor eliminator and then Wetsuit shampoo in a large bucket or bathtub.
While at the dive site plan ahead to ensure you have a comfortable place to put on and take off the equipment’s to avoid unnecessary abuse from being drug, stepped on, snagged etc.

Drysuits

When storing keep it properly rolled up or hung up on a sturdy hanger.
Keep pure Talc powder on the latex seals for easy donning and maximizing the latex seals life. Avoid using any petroleum based products such as baby powder.
Keep the zipper waxed.
While at the dive site plan ahead to ensure you have a comfortable place to put on and take off the equipment’s to avoid unnecessary abuse from being drug, stepped on, snagged etc.

Miscellaneous equipment

Keep equipment stored in a dry place out of the sun. Avoid stacking soft or fragile equipment that may cause damage.
Store and transport lights, cameras etc. with no batteries and make sure its NOT air tight until ready to use.
Equipment Specialist 2014