Diving equipment is a support for the life of divers while underwater. The equipment is designed to help us breathe, monitor water depth, supply air, and control movement below the surface of the water. Therefore, we must always ensure that all the equipment like the scuba wetsuit can function properly.
Here are some tips to take care of your scuba diving equipment:
Always Clean Them
First, rinse all diving equipment with clean water after each dive or a day after use. Cleaning all diving equipment with clean water will remove the remnants of sea salt left on the diving gear and keep it functioning optimally. After rinsing, let the diving equipment dry in the shade of open space.
Don’t dry it
Always make sure all your diving equipment is not exposed to direct sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage your diving equipment. Direct sun exposure cannot be completely avoided, but it would be nice if it could be minimized. If there is no shade at all, cover your diving equipment with a towel.
Masks, Snorkel, Fin & Dive Computer
Treat all of this equipment carefully so that they don’t overtake other larger or heavier tools. After rinsing and drying these tools, store all the tools properly. For example, by storing a snorkel in the box, you can help prevent snorkels from being damaged by other objects. Don’t forget to always check your computer battery icon and replace the battery if needed.
Wetsuit, Boots, Gloves & Headgear
Neoprene material can be very easily damaged by ultraviolet light, so make sure your wetsuit and other equipment made of neoprene are not exposed to direct sunlight. If your wetsuit starts to smell, rinse it with a special shampoo when cleaning, then hang it with the inside out and let it dry before you fold and store it. If it’s possible, also dry your gloves and head cover with the inside out. Read the zipper wetsuit maintenance rules printed on the label. Some types of zips need to be lubricated occasionally.
The regulator functions test once you board the ship so that if there is a problem it can still be repaired. Soak the regulator components for a few minutes so that sea salt is still attached to the regulator’s angle and gap. When the system pressure is turned on, clean the second stage several times when it is submerged in water to remove dirt from the inside of the tool.
If it is not possible to immerse the regulator when connected to the cylinder, make sure the dust cover is properly installed so that it prevents water from entering the first stage. When the second stage has all been submerged, dry all the remaining water and let it dry. If your second stage part is equipped with a breathing resistance lever, turn all levers outward to reduce the pressure on the inner components.
That’s it for the info that we share with you today. We hope it helps you to know better ways to maintain your scuba diving gears like professionals so they can be used for a long time.