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PADI Compressor HandlingAfter looking in the diving world for a while or during your PADI Divemaster course, you probably start realising that air is compressed a special way. The air is hopefully dry and clean (not always the case) and there should be a lot of air compressed in a conveniently (and relatively) small tank.
What becomes interesting is the question of how a breathing gas compressor actually works. What are the differences between the three or four stage compressors? What to do about their cooling? What are the differences between pumping air in tropical or in subtropical or even freezing environments? What different air qualities are required for diving under what circumstances? How about Nitrox compressors? What makes them so different?
A lot of these questions will get answered during your PADI Compressor Handling Specialty. We will also go and inspect the various components of an air fill station and make sure you understand all of them. Basic maintenance will be explained and we'll take apart and put back together some of the components.
It doesn't end with the compressor alone. Curious yet?
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