A set of dive gear could be a huge investment. If you’re inquisitive about doing everything you can to keep your diving gears in high condition, check out this list of things to avoid:
Bad Buoyancy Skills
A diver with poor buoyancy and unhealthy “trim” is in danger of dragging gear over rocks, coral reefs and thru sand that results in damage of diving equipment, as well as the environment. Keep your gauges, octopus, and accessories secure and near you once you’re diving by honing your buoyancy skills.
Scuba diving gears require special storage techniques. As an example, never pack away your gears till they are completely dry. Coil your regulator hoses so that they don’t kink. Store your things in damp-proof boxes. If you are taking the time to store your gears properly, they will last longer.
Being Too Distracted
Diving involves heaps of energy and excitement. Don’t wear yourself out or get distracted that you simply become unaware of wherever your gear is resting between dives—the center of a car parking zone, road, or busy docking facility isn’t any place to lay your gears. Passing traffic may cut back your new torch to a tragic pile of broken plastic, and an expensive camera won’t be wherever you left it. Keep your diving equipment secure, and out of the way.
Chlorine from swimming pools accelerates the breakdown of materials and may fade the color of your diving gears. Petroleum jelly might sound harmless, however, it destroys rubber o-rings. Get recommendations from an expert if it involves exposing your diving equipment to chemical-based products—they’ll shorten the lifetime of your gears, or perhaps, fully destroy them.