Get Your Gear Ready! Summer is nearly here.
And it is that time of year to get in nice and early and arrange for your yearly servicing of any equipment. If left until summer time it’s likely to experience delays due to increased demand in the service department. So get into it now!
Your BCD’s & regulators are equipped with numerous parts that will deteriorate over a period of time, regardless of whether they've been used or not. So, keeping them in good working condition is a huge important part about your safety when diving.
Your BCD and regulators should be serviced and safety checked annually and when necessary. These inspections go a long way towards ensuring your gear is safe and well-functioning equipment.
Safety checks and servicing are carried out onsite at Dive Zone Whitianga by our trained service technicians, using manufacturer approved methods and service parts. These safety check procedures are for us to check functionality and to check for any abnormal wear or leaks that may lead to failure during a dive, this may mean your equipment is unsafe for use. Remembering this is your life support system under the sea which needs to be serviced by a trained technician to maintain proper and safe functioning so come on in and see us at Dive Zone Whitianga.
New Zealand regulations state that scuba cylinders must be hydrostatically tested every 2 years, & visually inspected every other year. Failure to do so will mean that your local dive shop won't be able to fill them. If your cylinder is due for inspection, come on in & we'll sort it out for you. Once the cylinder has passed the test, your cylinder will be all ready to go with a complimentary air fill included. Worksafe NZ have confirmed the condemning of all aluminium tanks made from metal 6351. Our team are able to identify for you if your tank falls into this category – just bring it in for us to have a look at.