EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF DIVING EQUIPMENT
The proper care and maintenance of equipment is important in all sports and activities. It is vital to get into the habit of taking care of your scuba diving equipment.
RINSINGS

Since scuba diving equipment is commonly used in sea water, it is necessary to rinse the whole system thoroughly, inside and out, with fresh water. Accumulation of salt will quickly corrode diving gear.

DRAIN AND DRY

Rinse well, drain thoroughly and hang dry in a shady, breezy location.
Wet suits should be completely dried before storing. Apply talcum powder before storing if you do not plan on using it for a while.
Salt particles may build up in hidden areas throughout the scuba diving system. Make sure insides of valves, tank boot, all the hidden parts are thoroughly rinsed to prevent salt build up. Failure to do this will result in the oxidation of your scuba gear. Apply silicon grease or spray where needed.

REGULATOR MAINTENANCE

1. Blow off any trace of water in the O-ring of the dust cap.
2. Always replace the dust cap to the regulator.
3. Immerse the whole regulator in fresh water for as long as possible.
4. After submerging the regulator in fresh water, re-attach the regulator to a tank and press the purge valve button. Let a flow of air through the hoses to get rid of any water that may be trapped inside. If a tank is unavailable, blow through the second stage unit mouthpiece to clear the regulator.
5. Dry and store in a shaded area.