10 TIPS FOR DIVE GEAR SAFETY
Using a rental set or borrowed equipment? Get familiarised with it before jumping into the water
Check your equipment is functioning and have a buddy run through it before getting into the water
Dry your gear in a cool and ventilated area away from the sun! It prolongs the life of your gear and prevents it from becoming worn
A slight hissing sound coming from your regulator? Don’t risk it – use another set. A small hiss always leads to bigger problems
your gear in good condition and being familiar with it is vital to helping you stay safe when you go diving – it could even save your life. Kenneth Tan provides 10 tips for dive gear safety. Only rinse your gear with fresh water or cleaning solutions for diving equipment – you never know what other cleaning agents may do to those O-rings in your regulator
Testing out new equipment or taking a buddy for their first dive? Test your gear in shallow water first and work out safety procedures with your buddy
Don’t neglect your dive computer – service it regularly and make sure that the batteries are fresh
Streamline your equipment! Prevent entanglement and inadvertent harm to marine life Carry a cutting device, a light and a high-visibility marker buoy whenever possible.
You never know when you might need it
Haven’t dived for a while? Go for a refresher course!
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