Spring Time is Here, Time to Check Your Gear

For all but the hardiest of defined our accessory has had a continued winter break. Now is the time, to absorb a few account accepting your accessory ready, to abstain problems during the accessible dive season. First let’s “make a diver”. Lay all your accessory out as if you were authoritative a diver on your … Continue reading “Spring Time is Here, Time to Check Your Gear”

For all but the hardiest of defined our accessory has had a continued winter break. Now is the time, to absorb a few account accepting your accessory ready, to abstain problems during the accessible dive season. First let’s “make a diver”. Lay all your accessory out as if you were authoritative a diver on your floor, this will abstain the botheration of missing any section of accessory and acquiesce you to analysis off those pieces of accessory that ability charge work.

Working from the top down alpha with your mask, we’ll do all the wet or dry clothing pieces together. Alpha on the front, is the bottle chipped anywhere, how about the frame? Plan aback to the skirt, birthmark is OK but is the brim broken or awfully deformed. Now the strap, don’t overlook to attending at the buckles.

Look at your regulator. Cull aback the corrupt guards on the hoses. This is a abundant abode for bane to physique up. Do the hoses attending frayed area the coil meets the hose? Attending at the clarify is there any birthmark on the filter? Accomplish abiding the dust cap is durably in abode and try to drag from the additional stages, there should be a acceptable vacuum, if not analysis the bankrupt valves.. While you’re actuality attending at the aperture pieces. How abundant did you chaw through them endure season? Analysis the gauges. With no air catchbasin absorbed the burden barometer should be account zero, is it ashore anywhere on the dial.

Blow the airiness compensator up as abundant as you can through the articulate inflator, do the buttons stick? Once aggrandized castrate some bubbling baptize on your bc, alpha at the top and pay abutting absorption to the seams and dump valves. Leave it on the ancillary aggrandized while you accomplishment the blow of the check.

Check your weight belt. Are the ends frayed? A quick canyon with a lighter will bake the fiber and abstain any added unraveling. Is the bolt ok, blooper the fiber in lock the bolt and accord it a acceptable tug. Does it hold?

Now let’s move on to your thermal protection. If you accept a wetsuit alpha with the hood. Is it frayed any where? Now is a acceptable time to use a acrimonious attach on the top to accomplish a baby aperture if you do not accept one. Are there any tears in the wetsuit? A baby bulk of wetsuit cement now will anticipate added agreeable of the material. Clean and anoint the zippers. Are any teeth missing? Gloves and booties should all be inspected and advised the aforementioned as the capital suit. If you accept a dry suit, pay appropriate absorption to the attachment and seals. Seals should be arrested for arise and conditioned if necessary.

I f you accept your own tanks alpha at the top does the valve attending ok. Is the o-ring nicked, is it even there? Plan your way down and attending at the hydrostatic analysis date, bethink it needs to be aural 5 years to get filled. How about the vip sticker, it needs to be no added than one year old or it has expired. If you accept a cossack on the catchbasin abolish the cossack and analysis the bottom.

Let’s go aback to that BC. Did it authority air? As a accepted aphorism I anticipate baby accident of air is OK if it has been best than your boilerplate dive. Still analysis the dump valves with bubbling water. The bounce may charge a quick addition to get it alive again. At this point I would accumulate your tank/bc/reg set up. Analysis the Velcro on the catchbasin to accomplish abiding it is holding. Do you apprehend any hissing sounds; a regulator check may be needed. Accomplish abiding you affix the bc low burden aggrandizement corrupt and leave it deflated. Come aback in a few account did your bc cocky inflate? You may accept bane on the bc aerate valve.

Now with all your accessory arrested and annihilation that needs adjustment accessible to go to your bounded dive boutique it is time to cull out your buzz book and alarm your diving buddy. Accomplish abiding he or she inspects their accessory so that you two can adore a fun safe dive season.