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mincey

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Hi,

My partner and I are fairly new to SCUBA diving. We completed our PADI open water in August last year in Scotland.
We have now bought brand new kit, regs, octupus, bcds and dry suits none of which we have used yet but hope to be using either this weekend or the next.

My questions are:
As we will be diving with completely new kit are there checks (other than the usual) that we should be doing before and whilst we are diving?
Are there recommended tests that we should put our new kit through?

Thanks,

V
 

jeadiver

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New Euipment

I always test new equipment in the pool, or on an easy shore dive near home before taking it on a trip. Not only does this let me know that it works as I expect it to, but that it is going to meet my diving needs (ease of use, fit, breathability, etc.). I'd much rather find out somthing leaks in the pool rather than on a dive I've been looking forward to.
 
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londonsean69

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You don't say if you have dived since last August. If not, then you might want to consider asking your local shop about a scuba review, because then you get to try all your new kit in the pool, with someone there to guide you through its use, as well as refresh your motor skills.
Also, is it the first time you have ever used drysuits. If so, it is a good idea to get an orientation to their use from an experienced diver, or maybe do a drysuit course, as they can be tricky to use at first.

Hope this is of some use to you
 

RICHinNC

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def get to a pool....or a quarry....dont find out whats wrong on your trip at 60 ft.
 
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