Non-sensitive equipment and tools should be soaked for 10 minutes in a 1% bleach solution, rinsed with fresh water and allowed to air dry.

The bleach wash solution should be allowed to break down in the sun for 24 hours before disposal

Wet suits, Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs), masks and fins may be decontaminated in quaternary ammonium disinfectants such as Virkon s, RelyOn and Lysol All Purpose Cleaner. Dive gear should be soaked for 10 minutes in either a .5% solution of RelyOn, 1% solution of Virkon or a 6.6% solution of Lysol and then allowed to air dry.

Regulators, computers, gauges, underwater cameras and other sensitive equipment should be decontaminated using fresh water and anti-bacterial dish soap or an isopropyl alcohol wipe and then dried (Neely, 2018).

Neely, K. 2018. Coral Disease Intervention Plan. Florida DEP. Miami, Fl. pp. 1-27.