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diving regulator parts
July 27, 2017
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Scuba cylinders stored on a rack
November 22, 2016
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Is there a way to store scuba cylinders to maximize their longevity? Here are some tips from the NOAA Diving Center.

Scuba cylinders stored on a rack
November 21, 2016
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October 24, 2016
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NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown, one of the 16 ships in the NOAA fleet operated, managed and maintained by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, is NOAA’s only global-class oceanographic research vessel. It...
August 30, 2016
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WEBVTT 00:00:05.000 --> 00:00:07.000[underwater exhalation] 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:14.000You're going to send your diver to the bow of... the survey boat. - Roger. 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:19.000Team 9, you're going...
A NOAA Diver collects coral samples underwater
August 23, 2016
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At NOAA, we use different types of diving technologies to gather the data needed to learn more about our oceans. 

Two NOAA Divers seen from below descend to a depth of 300 feet.
September 27, 2015
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A NOAA Diver collects coral samples underwater
August 30, 2009
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A small boat with crew on it is hoisted midair back to a NOAA ship
May 23, 2016
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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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