When should I service my scuba regulator?

When should a regulator be serviced?

In order to maintain the product warranty and optimum performance your regulator must receive service from an authorized XXXXXXXXXX dealer every 24 months or 300 hours of use, whichever comes first.

How much does it cost to service a scuba 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 often should a BCD be serviced?

How Often Should I Get Them Serviced? Annually – We recommend that BCDs are serviced annually but if you use your BCD on a regular basis it may be worth getting it serviced a little more often, especially if you dive in salt water frequently.

Do new scuba regulators need to be serviced?

Most manufacturers still require that their gear is serviced annually, or after 80 to 100 dives, whichever comes first. … If you want your regulator to be inspected before a dive trip, always leave enough time to do at least one or two dives or pool sessions after a service.

How long does a scuba 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!

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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.

Does scuba gear expire?

Quality scuba gear can last for years if well maintained, but it isn’t designed to last forever. Equipment problems cause 15% of scuba diving fatalities according to DAN. Sadly, these problems are mainly due to lack of maintenance and improper use of the equipment.

How long does a BCD last?

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

How long do dive tanks last?

In the US, the DOT (Department of Transportation) controls scuba cylinders. While wrong, many dive shops agree that a properly cared for aluminum tank has a service life of about 20 years. In reality, aluminum tanks by engineering can withstand the stress of 100000 refills or 10000 hydrostatic tests.