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September 21, 2015
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A student in a hyperbaric chamber blows up a balloon while pressurized to 128 feet. As the pressure is decreased the balloon becomes bigger and bigger, until it pops when the depth inside the chamber reaches 40 feet. 00:00:...
A laptop screen showing a heart ultrasound image
September 21, 2015
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November 11, 2015
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A NOAA Diver using a Closed Circuit Rebreather during a decompression stop. He is performing light exercise by bending and extending his arms and legs. 
A laptop screen showing a heart ultrasound image
January 15, 2016
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Last September, the NOAA Diving Program conducted non-invasive research on bubble formation in the hearts of NOAA Divers diving to a maximum depth of 300 ft.

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October 17, 2016 to October 28, 2016
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A NOAA Diver provides oxygen first aid to a mock victim during a rescue drill
December 15, 2015
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Students with snorkels swimming in Lake Washington
September 23, 2015
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Frequently Asked Question

What should I send to the SEP for service?

The following equipment must be sent back to the Standardized Equipment Program (SEP) office for annual service:

  • Primary regulator first stage and second stages with pressure gauge, UWATEC, and LP inflator hose
  • Reserve Air Supply System (RASS) regulator first and second stages with pressure gauge
  • Alternate Air Source with Buoyancy Compensator connector (remove from BCD at shoulder)

The most convenient way to safely pack the items for shipping is to put them in your regulator bag.

The shipping address is:

Standardized Equipment Program
NOAA Diving Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 8
Seattle, WA 98115

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail message to SEP.ndc@noaa.gov.

Frequently Asked Question

How can I test my compressor relief valves and pressure gauges?

Considering the need for extra equipment to do this and the potential complications, the NOAA Diving Program recommends having a service technician for your particular brand of compressor test the relief valves and calibrate the gauges during routine compressor servicing. Some pressure relief valves, most likely very high pressure ones, may need to be sent to the manufacturer for testing.

Interestingly, not all valves can be tested. Some spring activated valves will reset upon release; these valves may be tested. Other valves are one-use only and when activated will not reset; these valves cannot be tested. The manufacturer will know which valves are installed on the compressor.

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