Most equipment problems will come from inexperience or a lack of knowledge relating to the equipment. In other words, the problem comes from the diver rather than the equipment. Generally, these problems are related to the following.
- Improper modification of the equipment
- Improper servicing of the equipment
- Incorrect fitting of the equipment
- Use of specialized equipment that is beyond the training level of the diver
Consult your dive center or instructor for information on correct equipment for your diving. They can also make sure your equipment is in good working order and fits you correctly.
Any specialized equipment, such as dry suits, reels, cameras and twin cylinders, require further training to be proficient and safe in the water. Your dive center can advise you on the best programs to give you the training you need.