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We have 430 instructional videos covering a broad range of scuba diving topics. Use the video category links on the right of this page to navigate to the specific video you want to view. All videos are hosted by our professionally trained Scuba Diving Instructors with years of experience.
Do you want to make sure your underwater camera stays in top shape? Want to learn how to properly clean and store your BC? Have you ever wondered what’s so special about the Spring Heel Straps? Do you ever wonder what the advantages are to using Scooters (DPVs)? What about the differences between L.E.D. and H.I.D. lights? We have answers to all these questions, and many more in a format that is quick and easy to understand.
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This maintenance video demonstrates How to Thread a Soft Cam Band Tank Strap Buckle. One the best designs to hit the dive industry was the introduction of the SCUBA Tank CAM Band Strap in 1986. The style made the transport of BCD’s that much easier by a soft band that was able to be un-threaded and collapsed –FLAT when being pack for World Wide Dive travel. But the main purpose of this training video to is show you how to thread and un-thread the webbing from the CAM Buckle if you wish to do so for travel, or if renting, in case the BCD is given to you with the CAM Band Buckle un-threaded.
This instructional video demonstrates the differences between high pressure scuba tanks and low pressure scuba tanks.Scuba Diving Tanks or Cylinders allow the diver to have his / her own source of air. Scuba Tanks are a cylinder container made from steel or aluminum. Scuba Tanks hold different amounts of air so It’s vital to select the right volume Scuba Tank as different sizes are made for different purposes. The difference between an aluminum tank and a steel tank are that a steel tank ´besides the price´ is that it may rust internally over time. Whereas, an aluminum tank will not. Although an Aluminum tank may seem the way to go, it is not always the case. For example, an aluminum tank thread’s have had a tendency to strip out or have cracked in once in a while than a steel tank. And most aluminum tanks have a positive buoyancy. In general most Scuba Divers start with the a basic AL80 Tank because of the price difference. There are several SCUBA cylinder manufacturers, and the specifications for their cylinder pressures, dimensions, and capacities are constantly changing.
This instructional video demonstrates the differences between steel scuba tanks and aluminum scuba tanks. When it comes to complexity of scuba diving, Scuba Tanks are the poster child of that complexity. You have aluminum and steel. Steel scuba diving tanks like all tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Steel tanks offer the best all around capabilities for a high capacity at low working pressures. Aluminum tanks are cheaper and come in more sizes to choose from. Aluminum scuba diving tanks are the most common diving tanks in the world. Just about every scuba diving operation in the world uses aluminum tanks. These tanks weigh less than a corresponding steel tank, easier to wear and dive with.
This instructional video demonstrates the various options to mount your Pony Bottle. First there is Innovative’s Pony Bottle Bracket that uses your existing tank strap. Next there is Zeagle’s Pony Bottle or Battery Pack Attachment Kit which mounts your Pony bottle to a BC. Deep Outdoors’ Pony Bottle Holster is a sleeve style holster that attaches directly to your tank or BC. Next is Zeagle’s Zip On Pony Bottle Mount which zip mounts to the Zeagle Ranger Ltd. and is convenient way to attach pony bottle to the BC. H2O’s Ras Pony Bottle Tank Bag Attaches directly to your tank. Akona’s Pony Bottle Bag with it´s 600 Denier construction attaches directly to your tank or BC. H2O’s EAS Pony Bottle Tank Bag clips attaches easily to D-rings. XS Scuba’s Pony Pac Harness is designed to carry pony bottle on your back and fits 13, 19, 30, 40 cubic foot cylinders. Next is Highland’s Pony Mount & Innovative’s Quick-Tec Pony Mounting System. These are fast, easy and secure and the aluminum mounting blocks slide together and lock in position.
This instructional video illustrates the features of the Scuba Adjustable Tank Carrier.
Don´t struggle to carry your tanks. The tank carrier is a comfortable and easy way to carry your tank. It features a comfortable molded rubber carry handle and includes adjustable straps which fit any size tank.
The scuba cylinder is quite possibly the easiest piece of your equipment to maintain and with proper care and very little effort it should last much longer than the average diver’s time participating in the sport.
Every scuba cylinder needs to be visually inspected annually by a qualified visual inspection technician who will drain the cylinder, remove the valve and inspect the tank internally for corrosion, foreign materials and cracking. As a diver the things you can do to care and maintain your cylinder are quite simple. First of all, like with any piece of gear, be sure to rinse it off after each use. Next, always store your tank laying down when not in use. The final tip is easily the most important one and can quite possibly make all the difference in the longevity of your cylinder. Never, ever for any reason drain all the air from your cylinder. Keeping as little as a couple hundred psi of air in your tank will prevent condensation from forming inside.
Following these simple tips will help ensure that your scuba cylinder lasts for as long as you are involved in diving!