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Dive Light Replacement Dive Light Replacement
MonkeyDiver - 1/15/2012 2:01 PM
I believe in sharing positive experiences when warranted, and I believe this qualifies. Last year I damaged my favorite dive light, a Princeton Tec Miniwave LED, in heavy surge working the kelp project at Shaw’s Cove. The case got slammed into a reef, and subsequently cracked and flooded. I had the light for a few years so I figured I got my monies worth, and was prepared to toss it. However, I called Princeton Tec first, explained what happened, and they told me to send it in. It had a lifetime...
Suuonto Waranty Service
MonkeyDiver - 4/28/2010 8:52 AM
Here is a response I made to another diver who also had a warranty problem with Suunto/AquaLung, and a recent survey of other divers indicates this seems to be a trend with them. They make a great product, but their warranty service sucks. Here is my response: It is unfortunate that you had to experience this absolutely bad customer service from one of our main equipment suppliers. I have also had bad experiences with my Suunto D9 Computer when trying to get warranty service from Suunto/AquaLung...
Dive Bag warranty
MonkeyDiver - 9/03/2009 7:12 PM
I had a nice surprise when I went to the dive shop to get my tank filled today. My large Akona Roller Backpack dive bag developed an open seam, and I took it to the shop a week ago on the off chance it could be repaired. I had the bag for almost a year so I wasn’t real optimistic of the outcome, but when I went in today there was a brand new bag waiting for me under the warranty. Thanks Ocean Gear in Huntington Beach & Akona....
Octopus vs. Air Source Inflators
MonkeyDiver - 12/02/2008 10:52 PM
Hi Folks, The following question was posted in the Survey section, and it prompted me to expand a bit on the subject: "Do you feel that the regulator/inflator combination is efficient enough to replace the octo. for a true distressed diver emergency situation and who is wanting up and out asap ?? I’ll leave it at that and let you decide." First of all an Air Source Inflator is a great piece of gear, but like any other piece of equipment both the user and the buddy should be fully knowledgeable a...
Revenge of the urchins Revenge of the urchins
MonkeyDiver - 8/22/2008 5:45 PM
As part of our kelp restoration project here in Southern California we must relocate urchins from the planting sites in order for the new kelp to mature. Towards the end of yesterday’s diving I experienced some difficulty with my BC Hose/Air Source. I stopped by the shop on the way home to get it checked out, and when the tech opened it up we both had a laugh. She claimed she had never seen anything like that in her many years of repair service. Enjoy and dive safely. Wayne...
Regulator Recall
MonkeyDiver - 1/13/2008 3:30 PM
Oceanic Announces Regulator First Stage Recall/Retrofit Oceanic divers encouraged to contact local Oceanic dealers to examine and retro-fit DX first stages (where necessary). Oceanic has been notified by its supplier (ROMI, Ent.) that they have received isolated reports of DX type Regulator First Stages exhibiting uncontrolled flow of air to the Second Stage. Evaluation has shown that a specific batch of HP (High Pressure) Seats contained material that can deteriorate and fail to properly perfor...
Regulator Recalls by ROMI
MonkeyDiver - 12/11/2007 7:01 PM
ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2007 Release #08-127 Firm`s Recall Hotline: (888) 636-9390 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today ...
Spare Air Contest Spare Air Contest
MonkeyDiver - 10/09/2007 2:15 PM
Hi Divers, I just won a SPARE Air 3.0 cubic foot package worth almost $300.00 in the monthly contest conducted by Submersible Systems, Inc. in Huntington Beach, CA. These units provide emergency air, are very portable, and can be used for many marine situations. Diving, boating, flying, and surfing are the few I can think of off the top of my head. However, they only have 3.0 cubic feet of air, so they must be used under appropriate conditions. Deep diving, in my opinion, is not one of them. I w...
Free SpareAir Free SpareAir
MonkeyDiver - 5/04/2007 12:00 AM
Hi Folks, You can use the following web-site to enter a monthly contest to win a free SpareAir. No strings attached, and you can enter once each month. Wayne...