Benefits of Entrusting Your Regulator to Dive Gear Express For Overhauls, Maintenance, and Repair Service
- Your Atomic, Dive Rite, HOG, Hollis, Ocean Reef, Poseidon or Zeagle regulator is in the capable hands of our professionals who were trained by factory service experts.
- All service performed according to the factory regulator service manuals.
Completely disassemble, clean, and carefully inspect all parts for damage/corrosion/wear.
Replace any parts as appropriate, and always replace all soft parts and seats.
Assemble, test, and tune to factory specifications.
Check the submersible pressure gauge for accuracy across a range of pressures.
Inspect the high-pressure swivel, and replace o-rings.
Inspect all hoses, clean the BCD hose QR connector.
- We use only genuine factory-supplied parts. We use only oxygen-compatible lubricants during all maintenance.
- Your complete satisfaction is our goal. If any service from us does not meet your expectations, we will readjust or service the item again at no charge within 60 days from the date of service.
Inspect Your Regulator Mouthpiece
When is the last time you gave any thought to your regulator mouthpiece, fin straps or mask strap? Because the materials will degrade over time, nearly every long time diver has broken a mask or fin strap as they are gearing up. Further, all SCUBA hoses will fail sooner or later either due to age, storage conditions or handling. Failure of these items, while unlikely to be life threatening, may mean the dive is over before it began; being proactive about replacing them before they fail can actually pay for itself.
Our service technicians tell us one of the most commonly damaged parts they discover during routine maintenance on a regulator second stage is the mouthpiece itself. Many divers bite down much too hard on the mouthpiece, particularly if it is a poor fit. Besides the fact that biting too hard may cause the diver to climb out the water with an annoying headache, we even find bite tabs completely missing from the mouthpiece where they have been literally 'chewed off'. If that's happening to you, consider trying a different style of mouthpiece such as our C-bite or the SeaCure. A more subtle damage often responsible for second stages 'breathing wet' is an almost invisible tear in the mouthpiece, just past the mounting lip on the second stage body near or under the cable tie. These often can't be seen unless you stretch the mouthpiece by hand and inspect in bright light.
Prior to every dive trip you should always pressurize and inspect your hoses for mechanical damage, corroded fittings, bulges and leaks. We suggest replacing all SCUBA hoses every five years or 500 dives, whichever comes first. In addition to a variety of replacement mouthpieces and hoses, we also have nearly indestructible replacement spring fin straps and neoprene mask straps that put an end to broken strap 'show stoppers'.