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The ice is melting and very soon we will be heading out to the lake for dive season. Most of our cold water dive gear may be in need of a little attention.
Last summer we had a lot of customers stop in on their way out of town to go diving who did not realize their tanks were in need of inspections. All Scuba Cylinders need a Visual inspection once a year and a Hydro-static test every five years from the manufacture date. Check the dates on your cylinders now as the inspection can take a few hours to a few days and hydro tests over a week. While you are checking your tanks take a look at the o-rings and make sure to have spares.
Regulators need regular servicing as well. Most manufactures recommend that you take them in for a full service every 2 years or every 100 dives, whichever comes first. a reg service includes disassembly, cleaning, replacement of o-rings, LP seats, HP seats, filters, etc, assembly and calibration. Servicing is on a first come, first serve basic and can take 24 hours to a few days to have your regulator serviced.
BCD's are often overlooked for servicing yet a functioning BCD can be critical to a good dive. Servicing includes LP inflator valve disassembly, cleaning, replacing o-rings and assembly. Cleaning and inspection of air bladder and exhaust valves as well. This is recommended to be done every 2 years or every 100 dives.
Dive computers don't usually take much in the way of maintenance but give them a once over. Make sure the battery is good, most computers need a new battery every 1-2 years even if the computer is not being used. Cold water diving drains the battery faster so it may be beneficial to change the battery regularly or at least keep a spare battery in your save-a-dive kit.
Check your wet suit or dry suit as well. Make sure it still fits and that you have all your accessories. We have been at the lake a few times scrambling to find a left glove or a dry suit inflator hose for a dive buddy that forgot to check. For dry suits take a close look at the zipper, wrist and neck seals. Zippers should be brushed clean of debris and lubricated if necessary. Latex seals can degrade over time and as they age will start to crack. If it is time to replace seals or zippers bring your suit into the shop as we can do most repairs in house.
Local dive season is over but you still have the itch to go diving.Here are a few ideas to keep up with your diving until diving season is with us again.1. Take a refresher- A confined water refresher is a great way to get back into diving after a long break(1-5 years since your last dive). [...]
Snorkeling and Scuba diving without being able to see the fish can kinda defeat the purpose. If you require glasses for your day to day life you will likely require them underwater, since trying to squish a pair of glasses into a dive mask rarely works you will need to explore a few other options. 1. [...]
How young is too young? This can be one of those questions with many answers. Although there are programs out there that do allow children to start some kind of Scuba as early as 8, we recommend 12 years of age is the earliest. Parents should keep in mind that 12 may be the minimum age [...]
You've seen them at the dive site. Those divers with all the extra tanks, they spend twice as long as everyone else to plan and gear up for their dive. What the heck is all that gear for? How do I take the next step to become a "tech" diver?What is Technical diving? Still considered [...]
Sealife's newest underwater camera is the latest and greatest underwater camera in it's category. What really set's The Micro HD 2.0 apart from other underwater action cameras is this camera is made by Divers for Divers. Other cameras require a mountain of extra accessories to make equal to the Image quality for still pictures is [...]
The snow tires are on, the holiday season is over and your dive gear is collecting dust. Here are a few ideas to keep up with your diving until diving season is with us again.1. Take a refresher- A confined water refresher is a great way to get back into diving after a long break(1-5 years [...]
Top 10 Reasons Santa should bring me dive gear this year... 1. It’s life support, stress-relieving equipment. 2. It’s shiny. 3. My current gear is considered antique. 4. All my dive buddies have one. 5. I’ll never be an astronaut, this is the next best thing. 6. Off-gassing is considered a good thing. 7. Need to prepare for global warming. 8. Breathing underwater is [...]
Need to fill the Christmas stocking of the Scuba Diver on your list?Here is a few ideas to get you started$10 or lessSeaGold or SeaDrops Mask Defog $9Fish Id Cards $10TDO Dive Log Book $8Mini Tank key chain with o-rings $9Pewter Key-chains $9Dry Wallet $6$20 or lessFranko Dive Maps $12Reef fish identification book pocket size [...]
Do you need a creative gift idea this Christmas? Why not get your loved one a chance to Scuba Dive?This can be the perfect gift for those heading out on a winter vacation and want to have an adventure. You have a couple of options for courses. Discover Scuba $40 (plus GST)The Discover Scuba takes place [...]