|At Scuba Support you can go for service, repair and modification of all your diving equipment.
From replacing the battery of your dive computer or repairing a defective dive light to fixing a leaking drysuit and even inspecting diving bottles, we will arrange it for you. You can not think of it as crazy or we have a solution for it.
In our extensive workshop we are able to produce parts that are no longer available.
The list of our activities is not limited to the most common services, but we go further than that.
So please feel free to contact us and submit your question or problem to us.
Dry suit repair
Scuba Support specializes in drysuit repairs.
Whether it concerns the detection of tricky leaks or the replacement of seals, zipper, shoes or installation of a pressure valve (so-called P-valve), we take care of this work ourselves, so no long waiting times or extra shipping costs.
We do repairs to Dive dry suits, Sail dry suits, Kite surf dry suits, Kayak dry suits, Survival dry suits, Waders ... etc ...
Leak tests: We have a test basin in which we can test the suits for leaks. We do this by blowing the suit inside out with compressed air and by means of a grate the suit is kept underwater.
For example, we can run through the whole package in 1 time from top to bottom for leaks, after which they are marked and after drying the suit will be repaired in a professional manner.
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.
Replace drysuit seal
Dry suit seals come in many shapes and sizes.
And they are available in different materials, such as latex, neoprene and silicone.
Latex is the most common material choice, this is easily glueable on trilaminate and neoprene. Neoprene seals have a greater insulation value, this is pleasant in the neck and on the wrists, since these are the parts where you lose heat.
Silicone seals are very smooth and pinch less, but not glueable on the packs, so a ring system will have to be used for this.
For this purpose several ring systems are suitable, great advantage over latex is that it is not digested or decayed.
However, it is important that your seals are properly maintained! Use odorless talcum powder such as for example Protalk from Mcnett or talcum powders that are suitable for this and NO baby talk, there are perfumes that affect the seals! The purpose of the talc is 2 empty, firstly the talcum powder preserves the material, and the second aim is to reduce the friction. With talcum powder you can slide into your seals more easily. But there are also different models, conical and bottle neck for the wrists.
The conical have the advantage that if they are too tight, you can cut / cut a piece so that they become slightly larger and less pinched. Bottle neck seals, also called bottle neck seals are dimensionally stable. So if they are too tight, they will have to be replaced by a larger model. Note that there may be a difference between the circumference of the left and the right wrist. This is because the muscles in one arm are often more developed.
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Mounting ring sytems:
Scuba Support has extensive experience with various ring systems on the dive market.
Whether it's the Si-tech, Santi, Kubi, Polar rings, we can expertly install them for you. Ring systems offer the possibility to replace your seals on the waterfront should you unexpectedly break them. You can also often connect dry gloves to a suit by means of a ring system, which in turn makes it possible to use electrically heated gloves.
Great for the cold water dives or if you are sensitive to cold fingers.
Most ring systems need to be glued to the sleeve of the drysuit, but there are also models that are clamped in the existing seal ... or can even be used in both ways.
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Replace dry suit zipper:
Dry suit zippers is a lot to do lately.
For years there was 1 type of dry suit zipper that was used in the suits, the metal BDM zipper.
A very solid zipper, which has earned its spurs and was developed in the basis for space travel.
In recent years, dry zips have been added, such as T-Zip and the YKK Masterseal, which are plastic zippers. Advantages are that they are very flexible and flexible, but the disadvantage is that they are more sensitive than the metal zippers.
These plastic zippers are basically developed for sail-dry suits, but are increasingly used in diving suits.
In the past the zipper was often placed on the back, but now you see more and more suits with a diagonal front zip. This makes it possible to zip and unzip your suit yourself.
Zippers also deserve maintenance.
The metal zipper needs to be waxed regularly with, for example, Mcnett Zipwax, do NOT use candle wax, because the paraffin in this zipper!
Plastic zippers should be cleaned thoroughly after the dive. Only the rubber U-tje where you pull the sled when you close the zipper should be greased with the provided grease from Tzip or YKK.
We can also place a peeing zipper in your drysuit, a zipper that makes it possible to pee without having to take off your entire suit.
Your zipper leaked or broken?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Replace dry suit boots or dry suit socks:
Shoes or socks are an important part of the dry suit.
For example, latex socks are often used for sailing and kitesurfing dry suits because of their suppleness and loose neoprene shoes are worn on them.
Also on these packs latex seals are often placed instead of shoes.
This is because the loose wetsuit shoes already have an insulating effect.
For dry suits for divers often opt for more sturdy shoes.
For example, if you dive a lot in Zeeland and you walk a lot over sharp stones or shells, then you better choose shoes with a thicker sole.
Or for neoprene socks with Rockboots or Wetsuit shoes on them.
Do you go scuba diving or technical diving, then you better choose smoother shoes such as the Flex Soles.
These are shoes with a relatively supple but sturdy sole and the ankle part is made of flexible neoprene. This makes the swimming of, for example, the Flutterkick or Frogkick a lot more pleasant.
Do you need new dry cleaning shoes or dry suit socks?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.
Pee valves have become very popular in recent years, partly due to the increasing interest in technical diving.
They have many advantages over diapers and the possible cessation of the need, This valve ensures that you can pee even during long dives in your drysuit.
This allows you to continue drinking before and during long dives and hydrate your body, which promotes decompression and even prevents headache and other adverse effects of dehydration.
The valve, also known as the P-valve or pee valve, is mounted in the upper leg of the suit and has a connection on the inside where a condom catheter is connected to the man and a She-P for the woman.
The She-P is a Dutch invention done by a female technical and cave diver.
for more information P-valves are offered both balanced and unbalanced, meaning that with an unbalanced p-valve during descent, compressing the air can cause a vacuum in the tube and condom catheter / She-p. Usually we recommend the unbalanced version only for use on the surface, such as sailing, or after the dive on the surface.
At Scuba Support, we produce, supply and install the p-valve professionally.
Interested in a P-valve?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Install braces or suspenders
Nothing is more annoying than a drysuit with the cross continually sinking.
At Scuba Support we can do something about this by fitting braces in the suit.
This greatly increases the comfort of your drysuit and also makes it possible to let the upper part of the suit hang loose between dives.
Very nice in the summer months with some warmer days.
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Electrically heated systems:
Longer diving in cold water has the danger that your body will cool down too much.
Not only the comfort during the dive decreases, but the danger of hypothermia also increases.
Nowadays there are many electric heating systems available for your drysuit.
We supply electrically heated gloves, vests, under suits in various models and sizes.
Some systems include a battery that is also placed in your drysuit but mainly uses an external battery pack, also known as canisters which is usually mounted on the hip belt or on the bottle.
By using these external battery packs we can work with a higher capacity, so we have longer heat underwater.
To use these external battery packs, a transit in your suit will have to be installed to provide the heating vest, undergarment and / or heated gloves with electricity.
At Scuba Support we have several options and options for this.
Interested in a 'heating system' in your drysuit?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Placing pockets on suit
Pockets or bags on a dry suit are increasingly being placed as standard.
On wetsuits this is less common, but often desirable and certainly possible!
These pockets are used to carry your diving accessories underwater, such as a spool, wetnotes, deco buoy or a pigtail and line markers.
The pockets are often placed on the outside of the upper leg, so they are easily accessible with the hands during the dive.
A nice addition are loops of elastic in the pocket where you can fix your material through a boltsnap or a double ender, so you will lose it less quickly if you get something out of your pocket.
At Scuba Support we can advise you in the different pockets that are available and expertly assemble them in the right place.
Do you also want pockets on your dry or wet suit?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.Valves on a dry suit:
A dry suit for divers is equipped with valves, usually 2.
One on the chest, called the inflator and intended to blow air into the suit when the water pressure increases as you sit down tightly around the body.
They call this the squeeze.
On the arm there is usually a dump trap with which you can 'dump' the air out of the suit again.
Sometimes drysuits have an extra dump valve on the forearm, they call this a cuff dump. This is to make it easier to dump the excess air from your suit during an ascent (if the air in the suit expands).
The largest suppliers of these drysuit valves are Apeks and Si-tech.
It may happen that the valves start to leak or go heavy.
At Scuba Support we have tools, parts, the knowledge and experience to service, repair and test these valves.
Do you often suffer from a wet upper arm?
Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.
Jaren lang was er 1 type droogpak rits die gebruikt werd in de pakken, de metalen BDM rits.
Een zeer degelijke rits, die zijn sporen verdiend heeft en in basis ontwikkeld was voor de ruimtevaart pakken.
De laatste jaren zijn er droogritsen bijgekomen, zoals T-Zip en de YKK Masterseal, welke kunstof ritsen zijn. Voordelen zijn dat ze zeer flexibel en soepel zijn, maar nadeel is dat ze gevoeliger zijn dan de metalen ritsen.
Deze kunstof ritsen zijn in de basis ontwikkeld voor zeildroogpakken, maar steeds vaker toegepast in duikpakken.
Vroeger was de rits vaak geplaats op de rug, echter zie je nu steeds meer pakken met een diagonale frontrits. Dit maakt het mogelijk om je pak zelf open en dicht te ritsen.
Ook ritsen verdienen onderhoud.
De metalen rits dien regelmatig gewaxt te worden met bijvoorbeeld Mcnett Zipwax, gebruik hiervoor GEEN kaarsvet, gezien de parafine hierin de rits aantast!
Kunstof ritsen moet je vooral goed schoonhouden laten drogen na de duik. Alleen het rubberen U-tje waar je de slede in trekt als je de rits sluit dient te worden ingevet met het meegeleverde vet van Tzip of YKK.
Ook kunnen we voor u een plasrits plaatsen in uw droogpak, een rits die het mogelijk maakt te plassen zonder u hele pak uit te hoeven doen.
Uw rits lek of stukgetrokken?
Neem contact op met Scuba Support voor een passend advies en eventuele vragen.
Mounting ring sytems: Scuba Support has extensive experience with various ring systems on the dive market. Whether it's the Si-tech, Santi, Kubi, Polar rings, we can expertly install them for you. Ring systems offer the possibility to replace your seals on the waterfront should you unexpectedly break them. You can also often connect dry gloves to a suit by means of a ring system, which in turn makes it possible to use electrically heated gloves. Great for the cold winter months or if you are sensitive to cold fingers. Most ring systems need to be glued to the sleeve of the drysuit, but there are also models that are clamped in the existing seal ... or can even be used in both ways. Contact Scuba Support for appropriate advice and any questions.