The equipment we use as SCUBA divers is life support equipment! Therefore, proper maintenance and servicing of our equipment is very 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.
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 a year and don’t forget to have your SCUBA tanks hydrostatically tested anually (as required by Australian Standards). See our servicing price list for more details on equipment servicing.
The following sections provide you with useful information about keeping scuba equipment in good shape: