Regulator - Every Year or 2 Years Per Manufacturer Requirements
For this, we test and record the regulators pre service interstage pressures, flow rates, cracking pressure (inhalation effort) and exhalation effort. We then completely disassemble the regulator and clean all of the parts as prescribed by the manufacturer. We then reassemble the regulator, replacing the warranty parts (typically this includes but may not be limited to the filter, valve seats, and dynamic O-rings), and inspecting all of the components. Once reassembled, the regulator is put on our flow bench and tuned to the manufacturer's specifications for interstage pressures, flow rates, cracking pressure (inhalation effort) and exhalation effort.
Please allow 14-21 days for turnaround
$35 per stage + price of parts
Expedited 3-7 day turnaround:
$50 per stage + price of parts
Expedited 24-48 hour turnaround:
$55 per stage + price of parts
So, a typical regulator set would be 3 stages plus 3 service kits:
Buoyancy Compensator Annual
Clean & inspect BC, power inflator, replace service parts and leak test. $35 plus service kit
Annual Visual Inspections (VIP) $25.00
Does not include air or nitrox fill
Hydrostatic Test (Every 5 years) and VIP $55.00
Does not include air or nitrox fill
Tank Tumbling $40.00
Tank valve rebuild $35.00 + Service Kits
Other Services Available:
O2 Cleaning (per stage) $85
Battery Change (not including battery) $10
SPG Spool O-Ring Change $15
Full Face Masks $90 + Service Kits
Most equipment manufacturers require regulators to be serviced by an authorized dealer to maintain the warranty.
Scuba cylinders have to be visually inspected yearly. According to DOT laws, every five years tanks must be hydrostatically tested.
We also offer other services, such as O2 cleaning, value rebuilding, computer battery replacement…..virtually anything you need to get your Scuba gear back in working order.
Whether you’ve only seen a scuba diver in action or you’re already a diver yourself, you know that diving is an equipment intensive activity. To protect your scuba equipment (and yourself given that scuba equipment is essentially life-support equipment) it’s important to care for it correctly.
Here are some general suggestions to help keep your scuba gear in tip top shape:
- All scuba gear should be rinsed in clean, fresh water after every dive. Then, it should be dried before storing it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Remember to dry and firmly replace the regulator’s dust cap before rinsing the regulator to avoid any water entering the first stage. Ideally, rinse the regulator while it is still attached to the scuba tank and pressurized. That way no water will enter at all.
- You should rinse both the inside and outside of your BCD. Make sure to drain the water, then always store your BCD partially inflated.
- Rinse your wetsuit in a container with bacterial cleaner especially designed for wetsuits. Do not use laundry detergents. After rinsing your wetsuit, hang it up to dry inside out on a wide hanger.
- Use clips and other attachments to keep all hoses and gauges close to your body while scuba diving. This prevents them from dragging across sharp rocks or coral. This also keeps them from or getting snagged or dirty.
- Regularly inspect your mask strap, fin straps, snorkel and regulator mouthpieces and hoses for any sign of wear and tear. Sunlight, stretching and teeth easily damage these items so you might need to replace them sooner than expected.
Carolina Dive Center
5540 Atlantic Springs Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Phone: (919) 341-2787
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