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Gear Service

  • scuab repair
  • tanks

Why trust your equipment service to Scuba West?

Trained Technicians 

Our techs are specifically trained by our manufacturers to service each brand and model of regulator and BCD. You can dive with confidence knowing your technician under goes periodic training to stay up to date with your gear.

Authorized Factory Parts 

We use factory authorized parts on every service. No low cost replacements, no substitutions, we make certain your equipment is as the manufacturer intended. In high and low pressure gas regulators, the manufacturer’s high tolerance parts make the difference in your gear’s performance.

Our Promise

We value your confidence in us and will guaranty our service to you. If you have an issue with your service, even if you’d like a minor adjustment on your serviced gear, we’re happy to help. Divers come to us with questions about a variety of equipment and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you. 

Service Prices

ItemPriceAdditional Information  
Tank Visual Inspection$25.45 Plus taxincludes inspection, orings and airfill
Tank Hydrostatic Inspection
$55.45 plus taxIncludes inspection, hydrostatic test, orings, and airfill.
Regulator Service$30 per stageLabor only. Parts not included.
BCD Service$30Labor only. Parts not included.

Regulators

  • Most manufacturers recommend serving your regulator each year. In fact, most manufacturers will give you the basic tune up parts (1st and 2nd stage parts kits) free if you service each year from the time of your purchase.

    Consider that even if you don’t dive often, parts in your regulator deteriorate even when not used. Certainly, if you notice a difference in performance on a dive, have an authorized technician take a look to prevent the repair from becoming more costly.

  • Regulators are disassembled completely. Metal parts are cleaned, usually in an ultrasonic cleaner. All soft parts (o-rings and seats) are replaced. The regulator is re-assembled, adjusted and cycled. If the performance is within the factory specifications, the regulator is ready for the next dive! 

  • Make sure your regulator is not submerged in water without being under tank pressure. The biggest problem we have are flooded regulators that may need more parts do to corrosion. The inside of your regulator should always remain dry at all times.

Tanks

  • Tanks are required to have a visual inspection every year. This is a dive industry imposed standard that applies to tanks used for breathing gas.

    Tanks are required to be hydrostatically tested every 5 years. This is a DOT required inspection and applies to most tanks that are transported periodically.

    Tanks are required to be oxygen cleaned yearly if the diver is going to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) in that cylinder. That service is normally done during at the same time the visual inspection is completed.

  • Visual inspections or VIP are required yearly. This is a dive industry standard to ensure that tanks are safe and clean for breathing gases.  The tank is drained and valved removed. A thorough inspection of the tank, inside and outside takes place. The tank threads are visually inspected and, in the case of aluminum tanks, an eddy current test is done to check for cracks that occur do to metal stress. Cleaning will also be done if needed.

    Hydrostatic testing takes place every 5 years. This is overseen by the department of transportation.  A test facility fills the tank to 5/3rds of it’s working pressure.  The tank is checked to see that expansion and contraction is within normal parameters. 

  • Never let your tank be completely empty with air.  Any moisture entering your tank gets trapped inside and causes corrosion or oxidation. 300-500 psi of air remaining in your cylinder while assure no moisture gets in.

    Close your tank gently. Forcing your tank valve closed will cause wear on valve parts. Most tank valves work for years without major service if used correctly.

Other Gear

  • BCDs should be serviced yearly. An integrity test, service and cleaning of the dump valves and power inflator to assure it’s in working order.

  • Although the camera has no service opportunities except at the factory, the housing should be tested and external o-rings replaced. Some o-rings, such as ones used on control rods, may only be serviced by the manufacturer.

  • Dive lights should be stored without batteries. Since the light may have multiple o-rings, they should be replaced yearly.