Not everything is a mermaid that dives into the water.
~ Russian Proverb
Most sports are unique and special in their own way and scuba diving is one of them. Introducing participants to an entirely new world that exists within water is something that inspires curiosity and charm never experienced before. Gliding the deep waters as some unseen creature passes by, oblivious to your presence, is overwhelming in the least.
Scuba diving is an irresistible temptation for all those looking for heightened thrill and excitement. Los Roques, with its all embracing charm, further sweetens the deal with the underwater scenic sights and vivid vistas it exhibits for scuba divers.
Protecting your scuba gear is a must as scuba diving equipment is essentially life support equipment when you are underneath the water. Most scuba gear comes with manuals instructing individuals on how to care and maintain the gear to ensure long term usage. To keep your scuba gear in the best condition, the following tips will prove to be highly beneficial.
Unlike other sports where you have to protect the gear from water and humidity, with this sport, since the gear is waterproof, it is strongly suggested that you rinse it with clean and fresh water after every dive. One thing to remember is to store it in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight.
To protect your regulator from water entering it at the initial stages, remember to firmly place the cap after rinsing and drying it. It is best to rinse the regulator when it is still attached to the pressurized scuba tank. This way you will be able to protect it from any water entering it.
It is a useful practice to use clips and attachments during scuba diving. This way you can ensure that the hoses and gauges are close to your body and are not entangled or dragged across sharp rocks. It also helps to keep them clean.
Handle scuba tanks with special care. They are quite heavy and if you leave them unattended, they may fall over and damage some valves or someoneÔÇÖs toes. Also, try not to leave them in a standing position.
Rinse the inside and outside of the BCD thoroughly. There should not be any water left and store your BCD partially inflated.
After rinsing your wetsuit, do not leave it just anywhere. Hang it to dry inside out on a wide hanger and look for any signs of wear and tear. In case you find some, itÔÇÖs time you replace it.