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.
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.