For most of us we don’t get the opportunity to scuba dive every day. When you get the time or opportunity to go scuba diving, you want to make sure you have a great day in the water. You spend time to get to your dive location, then find a broken piece of equipment – great day of scuba diving is destroyed. Add a save a dive kit to your dive bag to prevent this from happening to you. You cannot prevent all equipment failures you can make sure you are prepared when failures inevitably occur.
Experts say it is important to have the repair essentials in your dive bag to be ready for the unexpected. The last thing any of us want is to miss a great day diving because of failed equipment. After spending your time and hard earned money nothing is worse than having to sit out of a dive because of a broken strap.
Preparedness for a day out scuba diving starts with an inspection of your equipment. Even before you leave for your dive or trip pull out all of your equipment. Give your scuba dive gear a thorough inspection. Look for any torn or worn out components. Straps, mouthpieces, snaps are all items that take a lot of abuse and need regular replacement.
Check your o-rings! O-rings are replaceable parts, designed to replace regularly. O-rings are one of the most common failure points. Quick and easy to replace, make sure your dive bag has a supply of the most common sizes – these will save your dive. Check out this article for a lot more about O-rings.
Finally, tools – make sure you have tools in your save-a-dive kit. Critical tools include, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and picks. A few simple tools or a rust-resistant multi-tool are super handy and will definitely be useful in saving a dive.