Equipment maintenance

Tank visual
It is recommended that scuba tanks are visualized once per year to make sure it is in good order both inside and outside.

All of us divers, have experienced at some point the thrill of buying new scuba gear. Sometimes it costs quite a lot to buy. In order to look after this investment and make sure that we will enjoy our scuba equipment for years to come, we need to make sure that it is properly maintained.

In addition to scuba courses, dive trips and scuba equipment rental, we can also service your scuba equipment, as well as carry out certain repairs when needed and for which we are qualified,

If you have not had your scuba gear serviced yet, please drop us a line. We can pick up, service or repair and deliver. You can contact us by e-mail at: info@tddiving.com

Below you can find some brief notes on some scuba gear that need to be serviced and maintained.

Regulator maintenance

Our scuba regulators are very important. This is because our regulators deliver the air (or other gases) that we need to breath underwater.

The recommendation is that scuba regulators should be serviced annually or as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Scuba tanks maintenance

Our scuba tanks come in all shapes, materials and configurations. They can either be made of steel, aluminium or other metals. It is important that our scuba tanks are in good working order both on the inside and the outside as well.

scuba visuals
Rust that came from the inside of a steel tank. Caused by condensation from being taken from a hotter atmosphere into a cooler water.

Tank visual: Local regulations require that divers should have their scuba tanks visually inspected annually.

tank visuals
After their annual visual, a tank is affixed on to the scuba tank verifying the month and the year of when the visual was done.

Tank hydro: Local regulations require that scuba tanks should receive a hydrostatic inspection every 5 years. Have you checked your tanks recently? Are your scuba tanks still in hydro?

BCDs

If you own your own BCD, wing or other buoyancy control device, it is important to make sure that the inflator, the bladder and valves are in good working order. It is recommended that BCDs are serviced every year or as per manufacturer’s instructions.

Make sure that you wash your BCD, wing or other buoyancy control device and also that you rinse the inside bladder as well.