This week in Lembongan… With the low season settling in and the crazy rush of high season just a memory from last year, it is time to start preparing for coming high season. This means it is equipment servicing time in Lembongan!
The more regulators are used throughout the year, the o-rings that are inside that help seal the air in the system, start to ware. When these o-rings start to get old, this is when you may notice little bubbles coming from parts of your regulator. At first little bubbles, are no troubles but it is an indication that it is time to have your equipment serviced.
Not everything inside the regulator needs to be changed. All equipment brands sale service kits that contain all the spare parts that are needed to be changed during a full service. It is mainly the o-rings and the pressure seats that need changing, as these are the parts that have been doing a lot of the work under the water. Once the reg is all taken apart, it is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle to put back together and because of this, it should be left to a professional.
Reading your owner’s manual of your regulator will inform you of how often you need to have your equipment serviced. Most brands state as a good rule of thumb that; if you are using your reg for just recreational diving (a few times a month), then you should have your reg serviced once a year. If you are using your equipment every day like a professional diver would or regs that are rental equipment, then it is recommended to have your equipment serviced every 6 months. If you have not used your regs for a long time and you are getting yourself ready for your diving holiday, then it is recommended that you have your regs checked at your local dive shop.
With 4 professionally trained Aqualung service technicians on site at Two Fish Divers, we make sure are equipment is serviced to Aqualung standards and all ready to take you safely diving underwater to see the manta rays and molas this high season.