Finally we have our nice new 380 Bar compressor installed today and all up and running for the new season.
Back to filling a total of 11 cylinders all at the same time to allow fast turn round of air fills.
Excellent progress in the classroom today with the keen and enthusiastic first class of 2017 new Open Water students being trained by our PADI instructors Helen Acton and Andy Munden overseen by our newest Divemaster trainee Mark Davey.
Also busy as always in the Scuba servicing centre with Robert Varns was Gary McFarlane and James Buhl, servicing regulators, bcd’s and cylinders ready for our divers venturing off on dive expeditions here in UK and abroad.
Gary McFarlane is currently undergoing service technician traing and is already showing a very high level of competancy and knowledge.
Can any diver guess what this is?
I was servicing a piece of dive equipment and I discovered this.
It’s unusual and first time I have seen this extreme condition on a piece of dive kit in over 20 years of servicing.
No prizes for the right answer!!
Ensure your cylinders and valves are tested regularly to prevent possible air leaks and ultimatley failure as in the case of this cylinder.
It was overdue a service. As you can see the oring is well past it’s best and has deteriorated to the point of it breaking into pieces. It is also worn to about 10% of it’s normal size and completely lost it’s ability to seal safely.
Diving cylinders should be tested every 30 months in the UK. Also every 15 months if used for Enriched air gases. Make sure your’s is safe to use for diving, have it inspected and tested on a regular basis.
Just some of the issues with customers equipment that was serviced this month.
Don’t worry you will never be named.
We are just pleased to be able to get your equipment back into safe working condition’s.
Remember your life depends on fully functioning and well maintained equipment by our trained and experienced service technician’s.