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Scuba Diving for Kids

  Scuba Tank Care

 
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Tips for Scuba tank care

  • Never completely empty a scuba tank to ensure moisture doesn’t enter. Always leave at least 100psi of pressure in the tank at the end of your dive.
     

  • Keep all inspections current based on statutory regulations.
     

  • Bring your tank to a professional for filling and regular inspection.
     

  • Always rinse the scuba tank and valve in fresh water after use.

  • Store tank in a cool, dry location, away from extreme temperature variations.
     

  • A scuba tank should not be left in a closed car in the heat of the day.
     

  • A scuba tank should be stored standing.
     

  • Wedge your tank between other items in the rear of your vehicle to make certain the tank will not move.
     

  • Carry your tank with care and attention to avoid malfunction and injury.
     

  • The scuba tank valve should not be turned off too tightly. It only has to be just nipped closed enough to stop the air flow.
     

  • A scuba tank should be filled with clean, dry air. Any discolor around the air outlet or bad odor should be treated with suspicion.
     

  • Always make sure seals are clean (regulator and tank valve) before attaching. You want to be certain sand is not present.