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Some Not So Good Ideas


This is why they use tempered glass in your mask.

This is one of the not so good Ideas.

Gouges in an aluminum scuba cylinder, which was allowed to move during transportation.


Always rinse your gear after each and every use, not just rinse it with a hose, but soak it in a container of fresh water for at least 20 minutes.  Regulators should have the dust cap installed and the purge button should not be depressed during soaking.

Ocean salt crystal in power inflator of a BCD, which was not rinsed properly.

Power inflator button was frozen in place.


Salt crystal

Ocean salt crystals taken from the BCD with the power inflator seen to the left .  Largest crystal approximately 1-1/2” in length.


Regulator 1st stage filter with marked corrosion.


Corrosion in 1st stage of a regulator


Corrosion at 2nd stage hose connection.


Always secure your gear during transportation, either in a vehicle or on a boat.

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