When buying your regulator, you'll want to get your alternate air source at the same time. Again, have your PADI Resort, Instructor oro Bali scuba Dive Center assist with your selection.Aside from assembling of your scuba unit your regulator requires no special preparation other than the attachment of You may prefer to rinse your regulator while attached to your tank with the valve open.

By doing this, there's no way water will accidentally enter the valve and first stage. During rins-ing, flush fresh water through any holes in the first stage (except the high-pressure inlet covered by the dust cap, of course) and through the second stage mouthpiece. Keep the first stage higher than the second to minimize the possibility that water will flow up the hose to it. It's a good precaution to After each use, rinse your regulator with the rest of your equipment, but it's often best to soak it, then rinse it with running water. When soaking and rins ing your regulator, keep these points in mind:Put the first stage dust cover firmly in place to keep water out ofthe first stage.

Do not use high-pressure water to rinse your regulator - only gently flowing water.Don't press the purge button while rinsing or soaking, because this opens the second stage inlet valve and can allow water to flow up the hose into the first stage.purge the regulator briefly to blow out any water that may have entered the first stage accidentally.

Keep your regulator free of sand, mud and debris. To prevent damage to the hoses when storing or packing your regulator, allow the hoses to form large, gentle curves rather than tight loops. Don't use hoses to pull or handle your scuba unit (they're strong, but they're not that strong). It's better to store your regulator lying flat than to hang it by one of the stages or hoses.

Your regulator requires periodic lubrication and adjustment, not to mention inspection, to assure that it operates reliably. So, an important part of regulator maintenance includes professional servicing at least once a year, or sooner if it begins to breathe hard or leak air, or according to manufacturer specifications. With proper maintenance and with annual servicing, your regulator should provide many years of depend-able service.