How much air is in a scuba tank?

Answer An average scuba tank holds about 80 cubic feet of air. A diver breathing one cubic foot/minute at surface would breathe two cf/minute at 33 feet (34 feet fresh water). How long a tank lasts depend... Read More »

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What is scuba gear?

Proper gear is necessary for the use of any self-contained breathing apparatus, or scuba. The sport of underwater diving can offer simple gear for casual practitioners, and more advanced, high-tech... Read More »

How old do you have to be to get scuba certified?

The minimum age for scuba certification depends on the certifying agency. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the largest such agency, and their Junior Open Water certification is... Read More »

How old do you need to be to scuba dive?

You must be at least 10 years old to take scuba diving lessons with a Professional Association of Diving Instructors certified teacher. Children ages 10 to 14 can qualify for PADI Junior Open Water... Read More »

What is a DIN scuba valve?

A scuba tank generally uses one of two types of valves: a yoke (K) valve or a DIN valve. Named for the German institute that set the industry standard for it, the DIN valve requires a special screw... Read More »