CLOSED (Updated March 23)
Hey everyone, As you probably already know by now, the Governor has ordered all "non essential" businesses to close or work from home. So the shop will "officially" be closed.
Please give Gabe (505-401-8845) or Brian (505-280-6066) a call if you have any questions.
We aren't open, but one of us may be at the shop, self isolating in our second home getting things done.
CLOSED FOR COVID -19
BUT YET STILL OPEN. (March 22, 2020)
Hey everyone, as directed under the precautions to be taken for Covid-19 prevention, our store is Closed to customers and for general walk in traffic.
As the shop is a small operation, having our staff working (or not working) and self isolation isn't an issue. Gabe has to do a 14 day "self-quarentine" so either he or Brian will be at the shop, not both for at least the next 14 days. Since we still have quite a few projects that still need work before the shop is 100% ready and open, one of us may be working on things at the store while the other is at home.
During this time of nothing going on, it gives us an opportunity to catch up on servicing gear and other things. If you have gear that you want worked on (ie. Regs to be tested or worked on, tank visual inspections, etc.) we can still do that with out issues. Customer communications will be limited to phone or digital means, and we will arrange times for you to drop off your gear when we are at the store. When you get here, you can place it at the front door of the shop, we will reach outside to get it, and then we will work on your stuff. No physical interaction has to take place. Other similar arrangements can be made with other items but it will be handled on a case by case communication based arrangement.
Classes: at this time we have no intent on holding any classes that are face to face. We are looking into the online options or possibly streaming classes. But we do not want to have people concerned about exposure to others to sit through a class. Watch our webpage and Facebook for class opportunities. We will be revamping our website and online store with the Online options as soon as we determine what we are going to do.
Cleaning: As mentioned in a previous news item, we are following CDC recommendations but they are similar to what we do anyway.
Our normal gear cleaning includes the following:
Regulators, when they are returned the second stages are cleaned with either a 10% bleach sloution or soaked in a Steramine solution. Mouthpieces are removed and cleaned similarly. From now forward, students/divemasters will wait until equipment night to put mouthpieces on regulators for use during the class.
If you do not want to use our cleaned mouthpieces, you are welcome to purchase a mouthpiece for the primary second stage that you will be using during class.
BCD Power inflators are cleaned with a 10% bleach sloution or soaked in a Steramine solution.
Rental Snorkels and Masks are cleaned with a 10% bleach sloution or soaked in a Steramine solution.
Tank valves and weight belt buckles are wiped down using cleaning wipes or spray disinfectant and papertowels.