Equipment Service and Repair

scuba serviceYou have taken a lot of time and made a substantial investment in carefully selecting your scuba gear. Don't trust the servicing of your life-support equipment to just anyone. We take dive equipment service very seriously to ensure you the best in quality, safety, and satisfaction. Let us handle all your equipment service and repair needs.

Patriot Dive Center has professional and experienced qualified technicians to maintain and service your equipment. All staff technicians have received professional training and continually receive factory-authorized technical service education to insure that your equipment is returned to manufacturer's specifications. Only original equipment manufacturer's parts and lubricants are used in your repair.

We provide equipment service and repairs to most major brands of scuba diving gear.

Remember to have your equipment serviced annually to help extend its life, to keep it in warranty and to eliminate any surprises on your trips.

Even though we are in the business of servicing dive equipment, we truly believe the best place to have your equipment serviced is your local dive store.
They know you, they live in your community, and you should support them and they should support you.
But if that is not an option, we are standing by to serve you.

We offer factory trained service on almost every piece of sport diving equipment from every manufacturer made in the last 20 years.

A list of the manufacturers whose equipment we normally service includes:
(If it is not on this list, please call - we may still be able to help you.)

AGA full-face masks
Aqualung / USDivers / Apeks
Cressi
Dive Rite
Genesis

Mares
Neptune full-face masks
Oceanic/Aeris/Hollis
OTS Guardian full-face masks
Poseidon
Scubapro

SeaQuest
Sherwood
SubGear
TUSA
XS Scuba
Zeagle

 

 

A list of the manufacturers whose equipment we cannot service includes:

Arm-Sea
Apollo
Beuchat
Dacor prior to 1998

Oceanways
OMS regulators
Parkway
Pro Sub
Sea Elite
Techni-Sub
Tekna
US Tech
Z 90
Dacor Pacer series

 

Further, there is an age limit on the regs we can service, primarily due to parts availability.
If you believe your regulator was built before 1996, please give us a call prior to shipping it to us. 910-399-2814

For annual warranty service on regulators, we charge:

  • $35 per stage, plus parts, for our normal 14 day service, or...
  • $45 per stage, plus parts, for 8 to 13 day service, or
  • $50 per stage, plus parts, for 3 to 7 day service, or...
  • $65 per stage, plus parts, for 24 to 48 hour service.

For this, we completely disassemble the regulator and clean all of the parts as prescribed by the manufacturer. We then reassemble the regulator, replacing the warranty parts (typically this includes but may not be limited to the filter, valve seats, and dynamic O-rings), and inspecting all of the components. Once reassembled, the regulator is put on our flow bench and tuned to the manufacturer's specifications for interstage pressures, flow rates, cracking pressure (inhalation effort) and exhalation effort.

Annual service for a BCD is the same as for a regulator stage.
For this, we disassemble and clean the inflator valve, dump valve, and overpressure valves, check all the straps and buckles, and do a comprehensive leak test.


Submitting your equipment to us for service:
This is a simple 2-part process: Complete our on-line service submission ticket here, and then ship us your equipment. We'd even appreciate a phone call if this will be your first experience with us. It's a good way to get all of your questions answered and for us to get to know you.

And if we've missed anything above, don't hesitate to call if we might be able to be of help. 10 AM to 6PM Mon thru Fri and Saturdays from 10A to 4P (east coast time).

Regulator and Other Air Supply Services

Cost
Annual Regulator Maintenance Service

100% dissemble and rebuild of 1st and 2nd stages with installation of new MFG. recommended service kits. All hoses and connections are checked. All rubber and silicone parts are checked, mouthpieces inspected and replaced if needed. Most manufacturers recommend an annual service. Parts extra.

$30 per stage

+ parts

Regulator Function Test Only

 

A basic function check consisting of leak test, intermediate pressure check, free flow test and basic evaluation of breathing resistance and regulator performance.

$30.00
Regulator Oxygen Cleaning
Oxygen cleaning for use with nitrox.
$50.00 + parts

 

Cylinder Services

O-rings, valve parts, cleaning/drying, whipping and burst discs are not included in service prices. They are extra.

Cost
Visual inspection

Visual Inspection for Pre-blended Banked Nitrox

Cylinder Oxygen Cleaned for partial pressure blended Nitrox

$18.00

$24.00

$40.00

Hydrostatic test with visual inspection and air fill. (1 week turn-around) $35.00
Cylinder Tumbling $30.00
Cylinder Oxygen Cleaning. (For multigas use) includes VIP $40.00

 

Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) Service

Cost
Inflator is cleaned and lubricated. Internal bladder is cleaned and treated with silicone rinse to increase longevity. Exterior is checked for damage.
(Many manufacturers recommend BCD service every other year as a minimum guideline with annual inspections)
$25.00 + parts