Where should scuba gear be stored?
It’s best to store all your equipment in a dry dark well-ventilated place with a steady temperature. Avoid garages and attics though, as these areas are often exposed to dust, mildew, high/low temperatures and chemical or gasoline fumes, which could all be harmful to your gear.
How do you preserve rubber fins?
Your fins should be stored in a cool room out of direct sunlight. This can cause them to lose their color and dry out. Also, make sure that your fins are stored separately from your mask and snorkel.
Can I store scuba gear in the garage?
If storing gear in the summer, don’t put them in a garage. Keep them upright rather than lying down. Leaving your cylinder on its side for extended periods can cause any water inside the tank to spread over a larger area, where it could corrode the sidewall.
How do you store a scuba mask?
Store Your Dive Mask in a Cool, Dry Place
Always store it in a cool and dry place that isn’t exposed to direct sunlight. Sunlight can degrade the plastic on the mask, making it brittle and rendering it useless and fragile. It’s best to keep a dive mask in a mesh bag or other gear bag that facilitates airflow.
Can you store scuba tanks laying down?
Never Store Your Scuba Cylinder Empty or Laying On It’s Side
The reason for this is that if there is an unknown amount of water inside of your cylinder it will cause the least amount of damage if the cylinder is standing upright.
How long does the air in a scuba tank stay good?
Do not store tanks that are full of air for prolonged periods of time (no more than 3 months. A tank should be stored with just enough pressure (200 psi) to keep moisture out.
How often should scuba gear be serviced?
Most manufacturers still require that their gear is serviced annually, or after 80 to 100 dives, whichever comes first. Some other manufacturers though, particularly those that produce higher-end regulators, require servicing less often since their products are remarkably durable.
How do you wash scuba gear?
RINSE. Once all your gear is well soaked, remove it from the soaking container and rinse it thoroughly using low pressure fresh water from a hose or shower head. Remember to get the inside and outside of wetsuits, boots, gloves, and all other scuba gear. Regulators should still be pressurized during the rinse.