Don't Leave Scuba Tanks in Hot Vehicles

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Don't Leave Scuba Tanks in Hot Vehicles

Here is a checklist of tips for caring for your scuba tank that seem obvious, but could have disastrous results if ignored:

  • Never leave a filled tank in a hot car. Air expands when heated.
  • Check out a shop's intake pipe for supplying compressed air. If it is located in an area where there may be air pollution -- say near car exhaust -- go someplace else to fill your tanks.
  • Ask if the dive shop has their air analyzed and ask to see their last test results
  • Stop diving while you still have air in the tank.

   

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