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  1. 1. Scuba Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  2. 2. Governing Bodies <ul><li>SDI - Scuba diver International </li></ul><ul><li>PADI - Professional Association of Diver Instructors </li></ul>
  3. 3. BCD The Buoyancy Compensator Device <ul><li>Inflatable Bladder </li></ul><ul><li>Bladder inflation valve </li></ul><ul><li>Bladder dump Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Weight area </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tanks <ul><li>80 to 130 Cubic ft sizes </li></ul><ul><li>3000psi </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum or Steel </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Mask <ul><li>Tempered lens </li></ul><ul><li>Purge type </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Snorkel Dry Snorkel - There is only one 100% dry snorkel on the market, the Oceanic Ultra-Dry Snorkel. It has a patented self regulating valve that senses the difference in weight between air and water, so the snorkel top &quot;shuts off&quot; when submerged and automatically &quot;opens up&quot; when you surface. It is a fail safe and time tested device that allows a diver the benefit from never having to clear a snorkel of water when it is in use. This snorkel is guaranteed to be 100% dry Semi Dry Snorkel - At the top of the snorkel, many manufacturers offer a &quot;deflector&quot; type device that discourages water from entering the snorkel. Purge Snorkel - These snorkels allow ease of clearing the snorkel of water. There is a one way valve at the bottom of the snorkel, so less air is used to clear it.
  7. 7. Regulator <ul><li>Mouthpiece </li></ul><ul><li>Second stage regulator </li></ul><ul><li>First stage regulator </li></ul><ul><li>DIN style tank adapter </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tank Assembly <ul><li>Octo </li></ul><ul><li>Gauge Panel </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gauge Cluster <ul><li>Compass </li></ul><ul><li>Depth Gauge </li></ul><ul><li>Tank Pressure Gauge </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dive Computer <ul><li>Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Dive time at depth </li></ul><ul><li>Decompression time </li></ul><ul><li>No fly time </li></ul>
  11. 11. Safety Device <ul><li>15 to 30 breaths depending on depth and diver lung capacity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dive Dangers <ul><li>AGE = Arterial Gas Embolism </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen narcosis </li></ul><ul><li>Bends </li></ul><ul><li>Marine life </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Much Does it Cost ? <ul><li>BCD $300 </li></ul><ul><li>Regulator $200 </li></ul><ul><li>Octo $125 </li></ul><ul><li>Tank $ 100 $10 to fill </li></ul><ul><li>Dive Computer $300 </li></ul><ul><li>Mask and Fins $100 </li></ul><ul><li>Wet Suit $150 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Water Course $350 </li></ul>
  14. 14. FYI <ul><li>Dive times are around 40 min. for a mild 30ft deep dive </li></ul><ul><li>Lake visibility in SC is about 20ft </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Visibility can range from 20ft to over 100ft </li></ul><ul><li>Water temps. in local lakes range from 50 degrees in early April to 80 degrees in late summer </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lake Jocssee
  16. 16. Questions ?
  17. 17. References <ul><li>OzarkSoft and Charles F. Poynter (1995, 1996,1997,1998). Clipart. Retrieved August 25 2007 from </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (2006). pictures Retrieved August 27 2007 from </li></ul>