Equipment Servicing at DIVE Northampton
Regular servicing of all of your diving equipment is essential. Some servicing is a legal requirement and your cylinders will not be filled unless they are within their test period. Regulators supply you with your breathing gas underwater and need to be serviced in line with the Manufacturter's recommendations and good old common sense. Dry suits seals have a habit of tearing just before a dive. DIVE Northampton has it's own in-house team of Service Technicians for your Regulator, BCD, Dive Computer and Dive Watch servicing. Dry Suit repairs and Cylinder tests go to our local Service Centre and are usually back to us in a week.
We will usually quote a one week turnaround for most servicing work but please let us know if you need it back sooner and we'll do what we can to help. As always, if your equipment is in for service, we will happily let you use one of our own sets until yours is ready - at no charge of course!
We are able to service the overwhelming majority of regulators on-site. If for any reason we are unable to service your regulator, our off-site technicians will normally be able to help. There are however a small number of obsure manufacturers that we are unable to service and we will advise you on these when checking the regulator in. As a general rule, a first and second stage service with an alternate second stage octopus will cost approximately £70. This includes the costs of the standard manufacturer's service kits. Some makes and models will cost slightly more and we will happily quote you for the anticipated cost when you come in. Equally, there will be a charge for any parts needed during a service that isn't included in the manufacturer's kits.
Cylinder Testing and Servicing
Our IDEST certified off-site service technicians can undertake all forms of cylinder testing. This includes Visual Tests and Hydrostatic Tests, Oxygen Cleaning, Shot Blasts and Repainting. The prices shown include the standard parts needed to complete the test, there will be a charge for a Valve Service if applicable, and any additional parts needed such as service kits for cylinder valves and valve parts. We can test most cylinders including standard steel and aluminium diving cylinders (not USA DOT specification), composite cylinders and the Webley & Scott air gun cylinders. For example, prices are from:
Visual Test - £24.50
Hydrostatic Test - £28.50
Valve Service - £6.45
Oxygen Clean - £17
Shot Blast - £15
Dry Suits and Wetsuits
Our off-site technicians can undertake just about any type of suit repair on both Dry Suits and Wetsuits. Typically, this work will again be completed in a week, leaving us on a Wednesday and returning the following Wednesday. Example of some prices are from:
Pressure Test - £21
Latex Wrist Seals - £41.95
Neoprene Wrist Seals - £49.95
Latex Neck Seal - £42.99
Neoprene Neck Seal - £54.99
Boot Change - £100
Zip Fitting - £130
Dive Computers & Watches
We can fit replacement batteries and pressure test most makes and models of Dive Computer and Watch. Some, like early Uwatec (Scubapro) Computers, have to be sent to Uwatec UK for a battery change. Equally, some are no longer able to have a replacement battery fitted. Where the manufacturer has to fit the replacement battery, we will arrange this for you. On those occasions where this is no longer possible, we will endeavour to arrange an upgrade package for you. Examples of some prices are from:
Puck Style Computer - from £20
Watch Style Computer - from £20
Watch - from £15
All of our service work is fully guaranteed. If you have any issues following a service, get straight back to us and we'll do all we can to resolve matters.