DIVE EQUIPMENT SERVICE
We offer servicing and repair of:
- Jackets / BCDs
- Dry suits
We offer authorized servicing of equipment manufactured by APEKS, AQUALUNG, MARES and SCUBATECH.
We also service the equipment of other manufacturers. For inspections and repairs we use only original replacement parts, an ultrasonic washer and a set of wrenches recommended by the dive equipment manufacturer.
We also service older, phased-out models.
|SERVICING||PRICE in PLN|
|Regulators||Regulator first stage service (without service kit)||50|
|Regulator second stage service (without service kit)||50|
|Full regulator service (without service kit)||150|
|Jackets / BCDs||BCD service||35|
|BCD inflator service||25|
|Suche skafandry||Leak check||30|
|Valve cleaning or replacement||30|
|Wrist seal replacement||250|
|Latex neck seal replacement||250|
|Neoprene neck seal replacement||300|
|Neoprene socks replacement||180|
|Gluing pockets on||200|
|Gluing rings on (Si-Tech or others)||105|
|Gluing knee, elbow and buttocks pads on||200|
|Gluing suspenders on||70|
|Cylinders||Cylinder inspection and cleaning||60|
|Twinset assembly/disassembly after cylinder legalization||25|
|Cylinder single outlet valve service||25|
|Cylinder dual outlet valve service||50|
Why is it worth it to service your dive equipment?
Regular servicing of your equipment will significantly extend its life and reliability.
Most manufacturers recommend annual servicing including the replacement of service kits (they include moving parts, seals and other components that manufacturers recommend to be replaced).
Seals and working parts wear out and get deformed even if you don’t use your regulator. Rubber seals get deformed which can cause regulator leaks. That is why if your regulator lay on the shelf for a year without being used, there’s no guarantee that it will function properly.
It is especially important when you’re deep down underwater and you need to rely on your equipment. You also need to remember about the warranty requirements, the manufacturer may offer a life-long warranty for the regulator provided that it gets serviced in an authorized servicing center. Any repairs/modifications done by an unauthorized technician will void the warranty.
Why is it worth it to have your regulator inspected for example once you’ve returned from diving in Egypt?
During a diving trip to Egypt (or to another country where you dive in salt water) for sure some salt water will enter your regulator and it doesn’t have to be related to a leak, humid air in a cylinder, leaving your regulator on boat (e.g. during a safari), leaving unsecured regulator on a wet jacket while changing the cylinder and many other situations.
Salt settles on the working metal parts of the regulator (e.g. poppets, seats) causing micropitting and once crystalized it can lead to the deformation of seals.
As a final result it can lead to a second stage freeflow which reduces the comfort of diving and can also cause regulator freezing in colder waters.
Another issue is a heavily contaminated filter in the regulator first stage.
In many seaside tropical countries you will use aluminum cylinders which will not corrode, however, the aluminum itself is prone to oxidation that occurs with time. Very often in the case of aluminum cylinders that haven’t been regularly cleaned you will see white residue which while the cylinder is being used can get inside the regulator significantly impairing the air flow through the filter (it can increase breathing resistance and reduce the regulator’s performance). The same applies to steel cylinders which used in salt water are even more prone to corrosion and rust can be present inside the cylinder, which can damage the regulator in the same way.
Salt and sand also have a negative impact on the condition of the jacket.
Sand grains and salt crystals can lead to leaks in exhaust valves and the inflator. You need to be aware that rinsing on the outside will not help if the salt water is inside the jacket, while you’re drying the jacket the water evaporates which leads to the formation of salt that settles for example on the valves. As a result of this the air may be escaping from the inflator, the jacket will get inflated whether you want it or not and the exhaust valves get stuck in the open position.
Failure to regularly service your equipment may compromise safety during the dive, both yours and that of your buddy, it can generate unnecessary additional costs related to equipment repair requiring the replacement of parts not included in service kits.
Don’t wait with servicing until something stops functioning properly because then it can be too late!