How often should you service dive regulator?

When should a regulator be serviced?

Your regulator should be serviced annually (with some brands 2 years, and we will talk about this shortly) no matter if you have 1 dive or 100 dives.

How much does it cost to service a dive regulator?

Scuba Regulator Repair

Annual Regulator Service (Plus Parts) $59.95
Annual BCD Service (Plus Parts) $19.95
Annual BCD with Octo Service (Plus Parts) $29.95
Bladder Repair (Up to 3 Small Holes) $50.00
Computer Battery Replacement (Most Models) $19.95

How long does a dive regulator last?

Now this Dacor regulator, designed to last 15-20 years if properly maintained, became a very expensive paperweight. In an industry as small as scuba diving is, the average lifespan of a small company is approximately 8 years. They sell gear designed to last decades. You do the math!

Can you service your own dive regulator?

Many divers with no formal factory training successfully service their own regs. BUT they do so after getting some kind of education on just how regulators work, how they are designed, and knowing what tools to get. And then you have to get the parts. For some models it’s easy.

How often should I service my regs?

How often should you service your car? Manufacturers typically recommend having a car serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some manufacturers have more specific service schedules and you can check this for any car here.

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How often are scuba gears serviced?

A tank (scuba cylinder) has the most stable service schedule, so it’s easy to keep an eye on it. Depending on your country, expect to have your tank serviced with a hydro-static inspection every three to five years and a visual inspection every year. Each of these is a crucial step to prevent catastrophic take failure.

How often should I service my BCD?

Together with most dive manufacturers, Scuba Doctor Service and Repairs recommends that you have your BCD overhauled every year or every 40 dives, whichever comes first.

Do scuba regulators go bad?

If your regulator has been unused for 4 years the short answer is that yes, it should be serviced. Its not only wear and tear that degrades a regulator, but rubber parts also decay from not being used.. If your face aint numb.. It aint a cold water dive!

How long do BCD’s last?

The variables are; About two weeks worth of Caribbean diving/year. (Wish it was more!) Good, frequent rinsing during the dive trips.