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Added by on 2012-07-11

Learn what to put in your Scuba Dive Repair Kit to Save a Dive. Tools and adhesives and a variety of simple items you may want to carry. Since you spent time getting to your dive location, you don’t want it to be wasted.

To remove the silicone wax coating from the new mask you may want to get a commercial product such as Sea Buff. Other methods such as a pumice-based toothpaste, really fine sand or dirt may help remove the wax coating.

A commercial gel product, the old school method of spitting in the bask, or baby shampoo 50 – 50 mixed with water can all help defog your mask.

Below is a list of suggested items, you can add to or take away for your needs:

  • Spares: Snorkel keeper, universal fin strap, mask strap and an extra mouthpiece, which is prone to failing.
  • Universal Scuba Tool: A utility tool that has adjustable wrench, hex head drives, Philips, flat head screw drives and more.
  • Needle nose and cutting tool:  You want to be able trim mask, zips ties, and misc. cutting.
  • “O” Ring Kit: If a O ring issue arises, you will be able to replace the O Ring and related issue and not have it ruin your dive time.
  • Jewelers Screwdrivers and an extra “O” Ring tool to pick out the “O” rings if needed.
  • Silicon wax can help out your dive partner if he has a mustache so his mask will have a good seal.
  • Seal Cement: Great for tears in wetsuits, gloves and booties.
  • Lubricant for your tools for that salt-water environment.
  • Vinegar: Great for urchin sticks, fire coral and jelly fish to dissipate the burn.
  • Adhesive tapes for those small hose leaks that would prevent your dive.
  • Pencil and sharpener to write on your slate.
  • Whistles: not all BCDs have whistles; you need an audible signaling device.
  • Small toothbrush works great for “O” Ring grooves and getting grit out of zippers.
  • Zip Ties
  • Q-Tips for cleaning “O” Ring lands/troughs.
  • Carabiners and clips for securing loose equipment so that your configuration is tight.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Marcus Gee leaves your with a couple points to remember:

  • During your buddy checks, make sure they are complete and solid with the training you have had.
  • The life support equipment you carry in your scuba kit is not only for you, but also for your dive buddy as well.

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