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#6768 - 02/01/01 02:40 PM How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
mermaid Offline
just got here

Registered: 02/01/01
Posts: 1
Loc: U.S.
I need to know how scuba gear works. All the specific parts and how they work together.;p

#6769 - 03/03/01 03:59 PM Re: How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
S-Diver Offline
avid diver

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 19
Loc: ID, USA
Hi there. I see that nobody has taken the time to answer this one. So, I'm not either =0)(just kidding) But I will tell you EXACTLY where you can find this information. If you go to either your local dive shop, your local Barnes & Nobles, or maybe even @, you will find the "PADI Encyclopedia on Recreational Diving". The book costs roughly $40, but it will tell you EVERYTHING you want to know about recreational SCUBA equipment.
I hope this helps out. Happy Diving!!!!

#6770 - 03/23/01 02:29 PM Re: How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
scubapro Offline
avid diver

Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 6
Loc: Baltimore, MD, 21227
Go to Look the the regulators there and you will find out.. Basically what happens is that the first stage (goes on to the scuba tank) has a moving pistion that uses the water pressure and the pressure going to the secound stage (what goes in your mouth) to keep the pressure in the hose between the 1st stage and 2nd stage to 250 psi.. the 2nd stage regulates the 250 psi pressure in the line to what your body need to breathe (ambient pressure).. on the surface its 14.7 psi.. at 33 feet its 29.4 and so on.. I can go really in depth about the different designs of regulators and other scuba equipment.. Just e-mail me and I will explain anything to ya..

#6771 - 01/02/03 06:39 PM Re: How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
Cirened Offline

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 22
Loc: Tacoma, WA
Would you believe there is now an "Idiot's Guide to Scuba Diving" I'm sure DAN is going to busy now

#6772 - 01/04/03 12:04 AM Re: How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
Good Kiwi Bloke Offline
avid diver

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 11
Loc: cancun
What do Mermaids need scuba gear for???

#6773 - 02/25/03 09:39 AM Re: How does S.C.U.B.A. gear work?
DiveVawreks Offline

Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 31
Loc: Virginia
Hey Mermaid, what you want is called getting certified. Welcome to diving! [Wink]


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