How often should I service my dive gear?
Every year around this time you hear, bring in your SCUBA gear to get serviced. Don’t forget, etc etc. Then Grady puts on a SCUBA gear maintenance class. This usually is a couple hours one day. He goes over everything that needs servicing and the y’s as well as how to keep your gear clean. There is a reason we service and maintain our gear like we do.
One reason there is a push for servicing gear in January is that this is the SCUBA off-season. For the most part, your SCUBA gear lays dormant, waiting for warm water or the air temperature to rise.
Primary Reasons for Servicing Your Gear Regularly
No matter how clean of a person you think you are or how good of care you think you take of your equipment, it still builds up grime over time. This is especially true if you dive primarily in salt water. Salt water is extremely hard on dive gear. It is always best to bring your dive gear home and dive in fresh water. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get your gear serviced, it just helps keep it clean.