The following information is provided for gear that does not have a specific owner's manual. The following guidelines are intended as a general guide only for basic care and upkeep of your dive gear
Care Before and During the Dive
- Avoid standing your fins on the tips of the blades for an extended period of time. This will result in your fin tips bending and looking like bananas.
- Avoid standing on your fins in the water as this too will cause then to bend and become banana-shaped fins
- Avoid hot temperatures and hot surfaces as these hot surfaces can destroy or burn the rubber, plastic or coatings of the fins.
- Avoid placing your fins in a car on hot days as the temperature will get too hot and start distorting your fin shapes.
Care After the Dive
- Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and towel dry before storage.
- If you plan to let the fins dry naturally, do not rest fins on the tips or it will distort them.
- Clean any metal attached to fin buckles thoroughly with fresh water to rid any saltwater that could cause corrosion in the metal parts.
- Store in a cool, dry and protected place out of direct sunlight.
- Do not store heavy items on top of your fins as the weight could help distort or damage your fins.
- Allow fins to lay on top of items to prevent distortion or damaging the fins
- Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents as these could cause the rubber to degrade, fade or deteriorate.
- Do not store your fins on the fin tips or they will distort
- Avoid any contact with alcohol, oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
- Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.
Written by: Amy-Sarah Lottering