Right maintenance and storage are really important to keep your suit in a good shape, and to prolong the lifespan of your suit significantly. Small leakages, holes etc. can be repaired with the patches provided with the suit, but bigger leakages and zipper/boots/seal repairs should be done only by a professional. It's recommended, that you assign a professional to test the suit once a year. You can also make a waterproofness test yourself by going to the water with the suit on.
Below we have collected some advises for both diving suit and immersion suit owners. If you didn't find answer to your question, you can always contact us
The Ursuit service procedure
We always pressure test your suit sent for service or maintenance. That is the only way to ensure the safety of the suit in all conditions, and also to get an estimate of the expected repair price. If the cost estimate for the repair indicates it is not worthwhile to carry out the service, we will contact you before commencing any actions. In a normal case we will proceed with the repairs as you have instructed after the pressure test. Unfortunately we are not able to perform service on a significantly dirty or otherwise contaminated suits, in such case please clean the suit before sending it to us.
How to extend the life of your dry suit
You have just made a great dive, and now you are outside from the water, already thinking about the next step, taking a coffee or a drink in the next bar, or driving straight home. Last thing you are thinking now is to take care of your dry suit. Just don't do it. Be careful, and following the next suggestions, you will extend the life of your product, and you will keep yourself dry longer.
What to do to after the dive:
- Rinse your dry suit with fresh water, especially if you dive in salt water. Make sure that all sand and dirt is washed away.
- Pay attention particularly to the valves and zipper. After closing the zipper put a copious amount of running water over it. Dry the valves with a good blast of compressed air.
- Before storing the suit, make sure it is dry inside and outside – do not dry it directly under the sun or in a place too hot or with high humidity. Choose a place where it could hang in a cool, dry, dust free area.
- Lubricate your zipper after every dive - open and close it - The friction caused by the slider moving over the teeth heats the lubricant causing it to flow into the teeth (if your zipper is fraying, remove the excess with a sharp scissors and be careful on not to cut the rubber).
- Put some talcum powder on the neck and wrist seals. Use unscented talcum (the scented one could contain ingredients that could ruin the rubber).
- Make certain your zipper is always open all the way when putting on and off your suit.
- Open the crotch strap and pull up the telescopic torso before to get out from the dry suit.
- Store your dry suit with the waterproof zipper open.