Equipment Repairs

Equipment Repair

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Is your equipment in tip-top shape? We can service it!

Bring your equipment to Underwater Adventures and let our trained, experienced, and certified repair technicians get you and your gear back in the water. Our staff members are experts at spotting and correcting problems before they turn into life threatening accidents. Remember your regulator, alternate air source, and gauges are your LIFE-SUPPORT system underwater and should be maintained regularly by a company you trust!

How do you know what your regulator needs? We suggest an annual service every year or 100 dives, and definitely before major dive trips where repair may not be available. If it’s used heavily, you should consider more frequent service. Part of our job is to help you decide what works best for your equipment, diving frequency, and budget.

We can service almost any major brand of equipment including: Atomic, Aqualung, Apeks, Dacor, DiveRite, Mares, Oceanic, ScubaPro, Sherwood, Suunto, and Zeagle.

Services we offer include:

Your equipment will be thoroughly inspected and tested for leaks. We will do a pressurized immersion test to detect leaks, check and adjust the regulator’s intermediate pressure, check for smooth operation of all components, and inspect the filter, mouthpieces, diaphragms, and hoses for any tears, cracks, corrosion, or holes. During this routine service, we will also replace and/or lubricate items such as the instrument HP swivel o-rings, second stage swivel o-rings, low pressure seats, and other annual replacements. For regulators not under a manufacturer’s warranty, this is a good way for us to determine a cost-effective plan for your regulator’s maintenance and performance.

While we recommend a full annual service for every regulator, it’s particularly important for newer regulators under a manufacturer’s warranty or those with serious malfunctions, heavy usage, or long periods of storage. Our repair technician will pressure test and inspect the regulator, then disassemble first and second stages, clean all metal parts, replace and lubricate o-rings and seats with genuine manufacturer’s parts kits, and reassemble. It will then be tested and adjusted to perfect manufacturer’s specifications, then retested for complete accuracy. During annual service, we will also inspect and service your instruments, hoses, mouthpieces, and compass.

How do you know what your regulator needs? We suggest an annual service every year or 100 dives, and definitely before major dive trips where repair may not be available. If it’s used heavily, you should consider more frequent service. Part of our job is to help you decide what works best for your equipment, diving frequency, and budget.

Many manufacturers also include free parts during annual service, as long as regular maintenance has occurred.

We will inspect your BC for punctures, tears, and seals, as well as thoroughly checking that your buckles, straps, valves, zippers, clips, etc are working smoothly. Your power inflator will also be tested and serviced if needed. Finally, your BC will get a nice cleaning, inside and out, with specially formulated BC cleaner.

Let us change your battery so you don’t have to worry about it leaking! We can change most computer batteries, and also arrange for those high end ones to be serviced by the manufacturer.

We recommend annual service on your instruments to keep them working correctly. It’s inexpensive and included in the annual service or pressure test.

We’ve shot tons of fish and rigged 1000’s of spear guns! We have the tools, parts, and experience to get it done right every time. We can custom rig your spear gun with the following options:

  • Single wrap or double wrap of cable
  • 3/32” stainless steel aircraft grade cable (3500 lbs test)
  • Coated steel cable
  • Spectra or mono-filament
  • Bungees and breakaways
  • Riding rigs
  • Reels
  • Custom rigging, any way you want.
  • High strength crimps
  • Tip installation
  • Is your spear gun trigger jamming or not shooting well? We can rebuild JBL triggers to shoot as smooth as butter.

Tank valves should be serviced at every hydro inspection. Should your valve begin to leak in between those, we can fix them quickly for you.

Visual inspections should be performed yearly. We use Visual Plus software to electronically analyze your valve threads for cracks naked to the human eye. Of course, we also thoroughly inspect the internal and external parts of the tank for corrosion, pitting, cracks, or contamination. We can also clean the insides if contamination is found. Visual inspections can be done in about one hour, and they include air fills and new o-rings too.

Tanks should be hydroed every 5 years. Hydro turn around time is about 3-4 days, and includes visual inspection, neck and valve o-rings, and air fill.