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The image below contains a breakdown of each item tested during the analysis. For the avid technically minded diver, these results speak for themselves. However, some additional explanation may be helpful for more casual participants in the sport.
The Test #1 column shows the results of our air analysis dated May 15, 2013. The Range column on the far right shows the maximum acceptable limits for Oxygen Compatible Air for each of the analytes measured. An examination of the results clearly shows that Sea Saba's air is not only within the limits, but is significantly cleaner than the standard for each analyte tested.
Air quality is an extremely important safety factor for divers. However, many divers fail to question or investigate the integrity of the air they breathe at depth. Sea Saba is dedicated to your safety and assures you that when you dive with us, you are breathing clean.
Two simple things you can do if a dive center does not have a recent air test: 1) ask to see the dive center's compressor. The compressor should appear clean, have good ventillation in the area and be situated away from any exhaust fumes. 2) cup your hands around the valve of a scuba tank as you open the valve. Take a good whiff--it should have no smell. Any hint of an oil smell is a bad sign.
Sea Saba is the regional distributor for Lawrence Factor products. John Magor, an owner of Sea Saba, is a certified Bauer compressor technician since 1988. He proudly maintains Sea Saba's air and nitrox systems. He also repairs compressors from other islands in the region.
Ask John for a tour and explanation of our customized air system.