FROM MAINTENANCE TO SERVICING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT...
Regular maintenance of your diving equipment should not be limited to a simple rinse with fresh water, especially with regard to the technical components... It's very important to understand that complete servicing by an accredited body and by professionals is essential. This should not be taken lightly!
It contributes to your safety underwater. Diving does include some risks and it's important to be able to dive safely and with peace of mind.
As mentioned above, servicing mainly concerns the technical components such as the regulator, the BCD, the dive computer, etc. It may also mean having your tank inspected, complete with hydrostatic testing. Each manufacturer has its own recommendations on equipment servicing. Also, it's important to check with the manufacturer on the needs of your equipment.
An overhaul of your regulator by a specialist is important because, despite a daily rinse after dives, there may be residues invisible to you and your regulator may also be out of adjustment, without you being aware of it. This overhaul consists of a complete ultrasonic cleaning of your regulator, new seals and a check of the adjustment with an artificial lung. It also depends on how much you use it. Indeed, depending on how many dives you do or the frequency of use of your regulator, it should be serviced more regularly.
If you buy your own tank, it's necessary to have it inspected. Do you know why? First, this inspection is required by law, and it serves to verify that your tank is up to spec. It's therefore essential for your safety to have it. When a tank belongs to a diving club, it must be fully inspected every 6 years as well as visually inspected every year by a VIT (Visual Inspection Technician). On the other hand, a tank that belongs to you must be fully inspected every 2 years.
SUBEA’S ADVICE ON SERVICING
Now that we've gone over the different types of servicing according to your equipment, Subea also has some advice on the servicing frequency of your equipment:
This equipment is technically advanced and its cost is not an insignificant part of a diver's budget. Obviously, and as a result, you want your diving equipment to last just like I do. Only one thing is essential for ensuring its longevity : maintenance on a regular basis to optimise the life of your equipment and ensure your safety. This will help to ensure safe diving, which is an absolutely indispensable prerequisite in this sport. That way you can feel safe and comfortable when you go diving.