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Old 05-10-2008, 08:09 PM
Sam Sam is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SW PA
Posts: 130
Default Re: Tutorial: Scuba Power for Lindsay Airgraver

Airamp, you have it backwards about the moisture in scuba air. Moisture is removed from scuba air for a couple of reasons. The main reason is because when a normal air compressor is in use the high pressure air coming out the end has a oil and water mixed in. It doesn't become breathing air until it goes through the filtering system which removes the oil/water. A oil and water mixture doesn't work too well in your lungs. Too much oil/water can also make your regulators freeze up in cold water and corrode your tanks. if your getting that much moisture the dive store isn't changing his filters on a regular basis. the only dive shops that wouldn't remove a large amount of moisture would be one the runs a rix oilless compressor in a warmer climate.
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