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Diving Tools and Repair Kits

Diving involves quite a lot of gear, and while it is very reliable you may still encounter minor failures of one or the other piece of equipment. For instance, such parts as mask and fin straps may need to be replaced due to wear. A Diving Tool Kit or a so called Save a Dive Kit is designedto help you deal with such incidents right on the dive site. If you have the necessary tools and spare parts at hand, you will be able to perform field repair and carry on with your dive as planned.

You can buy one of the readily available save a dive kits or assemble your own set. The exact contents of a save a dive kit depend on the gear you carry and the diving you do, so there is no universal list of necessary parts. However, some things, such as  extra fin and mask straps, tank valve o-rings and a regulator mouthpiece should be in most, if not all, kits. Your kit should also include snorkel-keepers, clips and lanyards, silicone lubricant, weight keeper, mask anti fog, cable ties, spare batteries, etc.

It is also recommended that you carry a basic tool kit in case you need to make some emergency repairs. Some of the most commonly used scuba tools include hex wrenches that fit 1st stage plugs, wrenches for dive hoses, as well as flathead and phillips screwdrivers. Side/angle cutters, at least one adjustable wrench and an 8 mm Allen key for DIN/Yoke valve removal will also come in handy. If you don’t want to carry a full sized tool and repair kit, you can always purchase a compact scuba multi-tool.

Dip ‘N Dive offers a large selection of various instruments, spare parts and tool sets to choose from. Just select the kind you want and be prepared for all kinds of surprises.

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