How to Know When to Replace Your Dive Gear?It would be nice if it could last forever...Series 5 of 9
The job of a scuba regulator is to provide you with breathing gas underwater. It’s arguably the piece of dive gear you should care about most. It can be difficult to detect problems with a reg since you can’t see the moving parts inside it. For this reason, it’s critically important to have your regulator serviced annually no matter what.
If you see cracks or bulges in the hoses, bring it in. Cracks in the plastic, no matter how thin, are also cause for concern. Lastly, a free-flowing or hard-breathing reg needs to be checked right away.
Just as a car needs its oil changed and timing belt replaced, your regulator can’t function properly without a regular tune-up. If your regulator is so old it can no longer be serviced, it’s time for a new one. Also, if you find your old regulator causes excessive jaw fatigue, consider investing in a new one that’s compact and made of lighter materials.
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