A Guide to Cleaning Your Scuba Gear
Purchasing a full set of scuba diving equipment is a financial investment, so it’s important to keep the gear clean to increase its lifespan. Here is a quick guide to highlight some of the most important tips when it comes to cleaning your scuba gear!
Masks, Fins and Snorkels
To avoid mold and mildew growth, after every dive be sure to rinse your mask, fins and snorkel in warm, fresh water, allowing each piece to to drip dry completely before packing them away. Always pack your equipment loosely so nothing bends the fin blades, crushes the foot pockets, or distorts the mask skirt. Leaving these items scattered or bent into weird positions for a long period of time between dives will cause them to take on an unnatural shape, reducing there effectiveness and overall comfort!
Once all the scuba gear has been cleaned and is fully dried, make sure to properly store it. Many people find it best to dedicate a whole closet or rack to their scuba equipement so it’s all in one place and nothing gets lost in the shuffle. Just make sure that wherever you store your equipment, it’s a cool, dry place that is not in direct sunlight.
If you prefer to stack your equipment, always place heavier items on the bottom and make sure delicate equipment such as regulators, computers, or dive masks are stored away safely in protective cases, reducing the chances of them being scratched or otherwise damaged.
As we stated before, care should be taken to store equipment in a manner that doesn’t stress the gear. On top of the gear we listed above, wetsuits should also be stored hanging on a designated wetsuit hanger to avoid creating creases and other unnecessary strain to special fabric.
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