UK Lockdown Update: AP Diving remains OPEN for business as usual from 3rd Jan onwards.

For safety reasons we are operating with reduced staffing levels but we will do our very best to offer our usual prompt delivery and service.

AP phone lines are open from 10am-3pm (GMT) Monday to Thursday and 10am-12 noon Fridays. 



  • THE AP SERVICE

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AP DIVING SERVICING PRICE GUIDELINES

We use these guidelines to work out the cost of repairing and servicing your dive equipment. Please remember, each item is assessed individually, so the price may be higher than listed below. If this is the case we’ll always tell you first before we do any further work. This list is by no means exhaustive and we can offer bespoke servicing on request. 

AP BCD SERVICING

All BCD Servicing prices below include VAT but exclude return carriage.
Please contact us for carriage costs to your location.

Note: BCD inflators, cylinders or air-horns will only incur carriage charges if they are being returned separately. Otherwise their return will be covered by the one BCD p&p charge (typically £15.00 to UK Mainland addresses)

BCD Service The inflator/Auto Air and Emergency air cylinder fitted to the BCD is not included in the cost of the BCD service. These incur additional charges as indicated in the table below.
The BCD will be assessed on arrival and any additional servicing, replacement parts or repair costs will be discussed and agreed with the customer before any further work is undertaken.
Example repairs: seam or patch repairs – £20 per 1/2 hour repair time ; pocket zip replacement – £25 each ; Inner Bag replacement – £40
The BCD service price includes replacement of all other BCD valves with brand new parts on reassembly and a 6 hour inflation test.
£90.00 +pp
Auto Air & Hose Service Complete strip down & clean, replacement of O-rings, mesh, schraeder valves, mouthpiece & any other worn parts. £36.00
AP200/APV200/APV300 Inflator & Hose Service Complete strip down & clean, replacement of O-rings, mesh, schraeder valves, mouthpiece & any other worn parts. £24.00
Mini-Cylinder Valve Service Includes servicing the Emergency Cylinder Valve and inspecting the cylinder. Ideally, mini-cylinders should be retested every 5 years and test date-stamped the same as any other compressed gas cylinder. However, in the interests of best practice and safety, we recommend you take advantage of our old for new Cylinder Exchange Scheme (below). £26.00
Mini-Cylinder Exchange & Valve Service We exchange your old cylinder for a brand new one and service the valve.  £65.00
AP Blast Air-Horn Service & Hose Complete strip down & clean, replacement of O-rings, schraeder valves & any other worn internal parts. £19.00 

 

BCD Warranty considerations:

Inner bags since 1985 are covered by a registered first-owner Lifetime Warranty against material deficiencies and seam failure. Damage caused after the BCD leaves the factory such as punctures or chemical damage from cleaning fluids or heavily chlorinated swimming pool water are not covered by the warranty.

Outer bags and valves are covered against “faulty materials and workmanship”.  This applies if they fail within an unreasonably short time frame of the first 3 years. It does not include the expected and reasonable “wear and tear” of the product in the harsh environment of diving over decades plus of use.  Misuse or neglect of the product renders all warranties null and void.

The customer must be registered with AP as the original owner of the BCD or possess a receipt, to be eligible for a warranty claim (unless there is a fault with the product within the statutory 1-year warranty period).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Shipping products for Service from Outside the UK

All products returned to AP Diving for service from outside the UK  – including all EU countries – are required to have a “Return for Service Invoice” attached to the outside of the package, available for Customs inspection. Some Courier services also require that you email a copy of this invoice to them. Please contact your Courier for advice on their procedures.

Please download the sample Return-for-Service Invoice below, add your details in the appropriate places (or, if available, use a sample form provided by your Courier) and attach to the outside of your package for Customs inspection.

 

SAMPLE EXPORT DOCUMENT

 

NOTE: If the product is an Inspiration rebreather Electronic Lid it has a specific Return-for-Service Invoice. Please download the sample below and add your details in the appropriate places.

 

LID SERVICE EXPORT DOCUMENT
 

AP REBREATHER SERVICING

All Rebreather Servicing prices below include VAT but exclude return carriage.
Please contact us for carriage costs to your location.

 

Counterlung Complete strip down & clean, replacement of seals, independent leak test of inner bags, and repair/replace as necessary at extra cost. Outer bags inspected and any repairs recommended before reassembly. Final leak test to check the performance is as new. £33.70
Wing Complete strip down & clean, replacement of seals, independent leak test of inner bag, and repair/replace as necessary at extra cost. Outer bags inspected and any repairs recommended before reassembly. Final leak test to check the performance is as new. £33.70
Chassis A chassis service includes a visual inspection of hose, manifolds, pressure gauges and pressure test, plus removal of all hoses, clean fittings and O-rings replacement. £39.60
Open Circuit Bailout Valve (OCB) Complete strip down, clean, check all components –  if replacement parts are required there would be an additional charge. Replacement of seals and non-return valves, fit new mouthpiece bite, ensure smooth and proper operation. £33.70
Mouthpiece Complete strip down, clean, check all components – if replacement parts are required there would be an additional charge. Replacement of seals and non-return valves, fit new mouthpiece bite, ensure smooth and proper operation. £22.47
Inflators (pair) Complete strip down, clean, replacement of seals, filter and re-assemble. Tested for correct operation. £15.84
Automatic Diluent Valve (ADV) Complete strip down, clean, replacement of seals, diaphragm, filter and re-assemble. Tested for correct operation. £33.70
First Stages (each) Complete strip down, clean, replacement of seals, valve seats, filter and diaphragm. Re-assemble and set up specifically for use in the rebreather. £46.56 

 

Medium and High-Pressure Hoses

Depending on their use, it is advisable to replace all oxygen hoses every 5-6 years. Due to fire risk, under no circumstances go beyond 8 years, regardless of use. Replace all diluent/air hoses every 8 years. The hoses can be replaced in their entirety including fittings or the fittings can be removed, cleaned, checked and refitted to a new hose.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Shipping an Inspiration Lid for Service from Outside the UK

All products returned to AP Diving for service from outside the UK  – including all EU countries – are required to have a “Return for Service Invoice” attached to the outside of the package, available for Customs inspection. Some Courier services also require that you email a copy of this invoice to them. Please contact your Courier for advice on their procedures.

Please download the sample Electronic Lid Return-for-Service Invoice below and add your details in the appropriate places.

 

LID SERVICE EXPORT DOCUMENT

[Note: This document is only for use when shipping Inspiration electronics for service. The CPC Code and IPR Authorisation number are specific to an Electronics Lid.]

 

Shipping all other products for Service from Outside the UK

For all other products please download the sample Return-for-Service Invoice below, add your details in the appropriate places (or, if available, use a sample form provided by your Courier) and attach to the outside of your package for Customs inspection.

 

SAMPLE EXPORT DOCUMENT

 

 

AP REBREATHER ELECTRONICS SERVICING

There are two service levels for AP Diving rebreather electronics, ‘Basic’ and ‘Full’. An initial inspection of the equipment will determine the level of service required. We will then contact you to discuss our findings, provide a quote and together decide on the course of action.

Basic Classic Electronics Service – £66.00

A ‘Basic’ Classic Electronic service would include:

  1. Sensor holder removed, O-ring replaced 
  2. O2 sensors removed and tested. If out of date or faulty we would recommend replacements
  3. Molex or coaxial connectors inspected and condition of wiring loom checked
  4. Solenoid and its fittings removed, inspected, cleaned and flow tested
  5. Buzzer wire connections checked and buzzer hose O-ring replaced
  6. Battery box inspected 
  7. Lid reassembled with new O-ring fitted
  8. Handset magnet slide switches checked for operation and condition
  9. Tested for leaks and for correct operation at 1.3bar
  10. 2 new batteries supplied when electronics returned

Note: All replacement parts required during servicing will be charged for in addition to the service costs.

Customers are requested, wherever possible, to remove from their electronics any third party accessories (for example, fourth cell holders etc) before return to the factory.

 

DOWNLOAD SERVICE FORM
 

Full Classic Electronics Service – £198.00

If during the initial inspection, we find that there are signs of flooding, or a fault that requires the removal of an electronic module or wiring loom requires replacement, then a ‘Full’ service would be required and this would include the following in addition to the ‘Basic’ service:

  1. Replacement handset housings
  2. New on/off micro switches fitted
  3. Electronic modules removed, tested and refitted if ok
  4. All hoses removed, cleaned and O-rings replaced
  5. All lid fittings removed, cleaned and O-rings replaced

Note: All replacement parts required during servicing will be charged for in addition to the service costs.

Customers are requested, wherever possible, to remove from their electronics any third party accessories (for example, fourth cell holders etc) before return to the factory.

 

DOWNLOAD SERVICE FORM

Basic Vision Electronics Service – £66.00

In addition to the normal initial inspection we would backup current dive history and review rebreather performance. A ‘Basic’ Vision Electronic service would include:

  1. Sensor holder removed, O-ring replaced 
  2. O2 sensors removed and tested. If out of date or faulty we would recommend replacements
  3. Coaxial connectors inspected
  4. Condition of wiring loom for lid, handset and scrubber checked
  5. Solenoid and its fittings removed, inspected, cleaned and flow tested
  6. Buzzer wire connections checked and buzzer hose O-ring replaced
  7. Battery box inspected 
  8. Lid reassembled with new O-ring fitted
  9. Handset buttons inspected for operation
  10. Handset screen saver and wrist straps inspected
  11. HUD operation checked and fibre optic adjustment made if required
  12. Electronic performance assessed
  13. Tested for leaks and for correct calibration and accuracy at 1.3bar
  14. New batteries supplied when electronics returned

Note: All replacement parts required during servicing will be charged for in addition to the service costs.

Customers are requested, wherever possible, to remove from their electronics any third party accessories (for example, fourth cell holders etc) before return to the factory.

 

DOWNLOAD SERVICE FORM
 

Full Vision Electronics Service – £105.60

If we find that the condition of the electronic lid fittings are very poor during the initial inspection, then a ‘Full’ service would be recommended and this would include the following in addition to the ‘Basic’ service:

  1. All hoses removed, cleaned and O-rings replaced
  2. All lid fittings removed, cleaned and O-rings replaced

Note: All replacement parts required during servicing will be charged for in addition to the service costs.

Customers are requested, wherever possible, to remove from their electronics any third party accessories (for example, fourth cell holders etc) before return to the factory.

 

DOWNLOAD SERVICE FORM

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Shipping an Inspiration Lid for Service from Outside the UK

All products returned to AP Diving for service from outside the UK  – including all EU countries – are required to have a “Return for Service Invoice” attached to the outside of the package, available for Customs inspection. Some Courier services also require that you email a copy of this invoice to them. Please contact your Courier for advice on their procedures.

Please download the sample Electronic Lid Return-for-Service Invoice below and add your details in the appropriate places.

 

LID SERVICE EXPORT DOCUMENT

[Note: This document is only for use when shipping Inspiration electronics for service. The CPC Code and IPR Authorisation number are specific to an Electronics Lid.]

 

Shipping all other products for Service from Outside the UK

 

For all other products please download the sample Return-for-Service Invoice below and add your details in the appropriate places (or, if available, use a sample form provided by your Courier) and attach to the outside of your package for Customs inspection.

 

SAMPLE EXPORT DOCUMENT