As with all dive kit, how often you will need to service your regulators is dependent on how often you use them. If you’re a scuba diving instructor, or someone working in the industry, you might be diving almost every day, so your regs are likely to need a service far more frequently than recreational divers. That being said, if you are diving in more challenging conditions, like UK diving, this may take a toll on your equipment over time. Another thing to note is that damage can also be caused through lack of use, for example hardened O-Rings. A general rule of thumb is to service your regulators once a year, or every one hundred dives. Of course, if you notice any leaks, tears or anything that seems out of the ordinary, get them looked at by a trained professional.
It’s important to ensure cylinders are hydrostatically tested every 5 years (in the UK) and visually every 2.5 years. This applies to your own cylinder, but be sure to check the test dates on any dive company that you go diving with. It’s also worth noting that laws on how often they need to be checked change according to the country you’re in.
We also offer a computer battery changing service. Some we are able to do in store, but for most batteries, we’ll send them off to the supplier and you can choose on how quickly you need it done. To avoid having to service your dive kit more than necessary, it’s important to clean and maintain it regularly. For some tips on how, check out our article on gear maintenance.
To avoid having to service your dive kit more than necessary, it’s important to clean and maintain it regularly. For some tips on how, check out our article on gear maintenance.
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