How to Clean and Sanitize Your Scuba Diving Gear
Cleaning scuba diving gear can be very simple if you know the right procedures and if you have the proper cleaning accessories. Plus it doesn't take that long, 10 to 12 minutes tops. It is very important to learn how to clean and sanitize your gear because a lot of bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow on the inside and outside of your gear if you don't clean it regularly.
You should clean your gear after each and every use using chemicals specifically formulated for cleaning scuba diving gear such as a a anti-bacteria treatment system. This is used to remove any contamination that can build up in the regulator and other parts of your equipment. If left alone, this contamination could cause harm to you or someone else that may use your equipment.
To clean your scuba diving gear, you will need fresh water and a anti-bacteria treatmen tthe best on the market at the moment is the one from Dive-Shield. Beginning with the regulators, you will first need to spray the solution into the mouthpiece and the second stage parts until the surfaces are soaked. Let the solution soak for 2 minutes. The solution may start to dry up. If this happens, you need to apply more solution. This is because the gear must be wet for the whole 2 minutes or the solution will not completely kill all the germs and contamination. After 2 minutes is up, thats it their is no need to rinse with fresh clean waterif you feel you need to thats ok but before you store lighty spray again with the anti-bacteria treatment system spray.
Suggested cleaning for BIBS masks scuba diving gear includes detaching the BIBS mask from the hose and spreading an ample coat of anti-bacteria treatment system solution to each part of the surface, including the straps. Allow the solution to remain on the surfaces for no less than 2 minutes. If the solution begins to dry, you will need to add more for the same reasons mentioned above.
Another piece of scuba diving gear that you want to make sure to clean and sanitize is the chamber oxygen hood. The best cleaning method involves covering the whole inside surface of the neck dam and hood with the solution and allowing it to soak for a good 2 minute, adding more solution as necessary. Make sure that the surfaces remain wet for the whole 2 minutes. When the 2 minutes is up, rinse the whole hood in a sink filled with water or under running water, whichever you prefer. After it has been rinsed thoroughly, set it aside and let it air dry before putting it back in the chamber.
Sanitizing and cleaning the recompression chamber interior is the last piece of scuba diving gear that we're going to cover in this article. Cleaning the recompression chamber interior is not that complicated if you know the right way to go about it. The best methods require that you sanitize and clean the interior chamber with solution to get rid of any disgusting contaminates; rinse thoroughly; and use a lint-free cloth dampened with the solution to wipe down the surfaces. Allow this solution to also sit for 2 minute before rinsing completely.