Equipment Servicing

Our Equipment Servicing

Look after your equipment and it will look after you!

One of the most important things to bear in mind when purchasing your equipment is “How good is the service backup and Warranty ?”.

All dive equipment manufacturers offer a standard 1 years warranty, however, to ensure that this warranty remains valid they insist that the equipment is maintained by an Authorised Service Centre.

It is strongly recommended by the manufacturers that Regulators and BCD’s are serviced every 100 dives or annually ( whichever comes first ).

 

Here at Diveline, we have a team of technicians who have undergone factory approved training and are kept upto date with the latest developments and techniques.

 

We are the ONLY manufacturer approved service centre, in Ipswich for Oceanic and Scubapro and as such are authorised to carry out Lifetime Warranty servicing and repairs to Oceanic equipment.

Our onsite technicians are certified to service the following makes of regulator:

Oceanic, Hollis, Scubapro, Mares, Aqualung, Poseidon, Apeks, Tusa,

All of our servicing is carried out on site.

What happens to my equipment during a service ?

 When we receive a regulator, we first visually inspect the exterior and then strip the first and second stages down to their individual components..

These are cleaned in an ultrasonic bath and then inspected. The regulator is then assembled using the manufacturers service kits and any additional parts that have been found “ outside of specification” are replaced after a call to the owner to inform them of any additional costs. Finally the regulator is tuned to the appropriate performance settings.

Cylinder Tests

Currently there 2 main tests. For diving cylinders. These run on a 2 ½ yearly cycle:

The first test at 2 ½ years is a visual where the cylinder is disassembled and the threads checked for wear ( using calibrated thread gauges ), the interior of the cylinder is inspected for rust, contamination or other corrosion and the pillar valve is stripped , cleaned and all elastometers are replaced.

The next test ( 5 years ) is a Hydraulic test where the cylinder is tested to the test pressure ( usually about 150% of working pressure) and the elasticity is checked. All of this in addition to the work carried out during a visual test.