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It is no longer enough to rinse the equipment in freshwater, now we have to learn how to disinfect our dive gear properly if we want to avoid the Covid-19 threat. At this point, a lot of questions arise. What products can I use to disinfect diving gear? What is the most correct procedure? And what precautions should I take when disinfecting my diving equipment? In this article, we give an answer to every question and show you how to disinfect your diving gear.
In Dressel Divers we have already prepared our protocol to enjoy diving again with all the guarantees. To do so, we have taken into account the DAN recommendations with regards to dive centers reopening. In addition, we have had the support of the disinfection experts at Sanosil. It is a Swiss company, founded in 1982, specializing in highly effective disinfectant products, and operating in more than 40 countries.
As a result of this collaboration, we offer this how to disinfect dive gear protocol.
General Advice About Dive Gear Use, Protection, And Disinfection.
In view of the new situation, it is not only about how you disinfect your diving gear but also about taking even more care of it. These are our pieces of advice:
– Keep your dive gear in your room whenever possible, to avoid its contamination.
– Reduce your scuba diving gear to the very essential. You will save time and spread possibilities will decrease.
– Remember: it is your responsibility to disinfect your dive gear. Ask us about the options available and buy your disinfectant.
– If you still prefer, we can take care of your diving gear, but remember that you will also have to disinfect the containers daily. Rest assured that we will take care of the disinfection of floors, boxes, benches, hangers, and equipment. To do this, we will vaporize Sanosil S003 during lunch and at the end of the day
How To Disinfect Your Diving Equipment?
We strongly believe that there is no better advice than to explain to you how we disinfect our diving gears here at Dressel Divers. As always, we opt for the best quality products and service for our divers, and that this is the best possible procedure we have found – Let’s see it!
- Rinse your diving gear in the rinsing tank. These tanks contain only freshwater and are drained after each dive.
- Disinfect the surface of your wetsuit. To do this, turn your wetsuit inside out and hang it on a hanger to dry. Then spray your wetsuit with Sanosil S003 and let it dry. Once dry, you only have to undo the inside out to use it on your next dive.
- Disinfect masks, snorkels, and regulators. After rinsing them in the fresh water tank, spray these pieces of diving gear with Sanosil S003 and let it dry. It would be better if you could spray the disinfectant directly into the second stage regulators, so you will be able to reach every small interior space. Do not forget to disinfect your second stages again before using them.
Why Do We Choose Sanosil S003 To Disinfect Dive Gear?
At Dressel Divers, we want to protect our customers and make your dives save. That’s why we looked for a product to disinfect the diving gear that would have the maximum effectiveness with the minimum risk to your health. Let’s not forget that the wetsuit touches our skin, while the second stage regulators and the snorkel, are placed in the mouth. So, we chose Sanosil S003 to disinfect our diving equipment for the following reasons.
It is a tested effective disinfectant against coronavirus. Besides, it offers complete protection against all types of viruses and bacteria, endospores, yeasts, fungi, and a wide spectrum of protozoa.
Quick effect: the bactericidal effect of Sanosil S003 is checkable just 5 minutes after its application. So, you will be able to use your diving gear shortly after disinfection
Long term disinfection: Hydrogen peroxide and silver are the Sanosil active agents. They destroy the pathogen’s cell wall and kill their nucleus, so they cannot reproduce themselves. The traces of silver remaining on the treated surfaces are not toxic for human, but they efficiently inhibit a renewed contamination. In this way, your diving gear will be protected for more time.
Sanosil is harmless and non-corrosive: hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen (2H2O2 = 2H2O + O2). In other words, it does not harm your health if you use it properly. It also does not contain allergens and respects the materials of our diving equipment because it is not corrosive.
Do you want to know more about our disinfection protocols or how to disinfect your dive equipment? Contact us!