The equipment we use as SCUBA divers is life support equipment! Therefore, proper maintenance and servicing of our equipment is vital. Not only will the equipment be safer to use when it is regularly serviced, it will also last longer and maintain a better value.
Here at the Dive Shack we have trained service technicians that are able to service virtually every brand of dive gear! (Aqualung, Mares, Cressi, Oceanic, Hollis, Halcyon, Scubapro, Tusa, Suunto etc.)
Due to a great variance in cost between parts for certain brands and models of gear we are unable to provide a detailed guide of how much servicing your gear will cost. However, we will always give you a quote on what your dive gear will cost to service before we go ahead.
The materials that make up dive equipment are subject to oxidation and decay. Salt, dust and dirt can be particularly harmful to your equipment, but heat, ultraviolet light, ozone and fumes have a bad influence on it as well. Divers should therefore use good judgement in the protection of their gear from all these substances.
A lot of the maintenance of your equipment is in your own hands. However, you should keep in mind that it is recommended to have your equipment serviced at least once every two years (or every 100 dives) and don’t forget to have your SCUBA tanks hydrostatically tested anually (as required by Australian Standards).
The following sections provide you with useful information about keeping scuba equipment in good shape: