Thailand – Australia – United Kingdom

Scuba Compressor Operator and Mixed Gas Blender Course

Handling a compressor and mixed gasses of oxygen for scuba divers in Thailand.

Koh Tao, Thailand

Big Blue Tech celebrate the graduation of Jade, Jen and Johan from their BSAC Compressor Operator Course and TDI Gas Blender course conducted by Technical Instructor Ash Dunn over a two day hands on workshop in the Big Blue Tech resort on Koh Tao Island off the coast of Thailand.

The BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) Compressor Operator Course allows certified students to safely operate and conduct basic maintenance of scuba diving compressors from manufacturers like Bauer or Coltri Sub. During the course the students learned basic theory of compression, filtration and frictional heating combined with different methods of filling including air bank systems, fast filling, slow filling and different types of valves. After certification the students Will be certified to work in diving facilities as a compressor operator and air fill operator.

After the BSAC Compressor Operator course the students progressed on to the TDI Gas Blender course which builds on the skills and knowledge learned in their former course. During the gas blender course the students received hands on training for continuous flow and partial pressure blending using pure oxygen to enrich the air in a scuba cylinder to create nitrox. After certification the students will additionally be allowed to operate a gas blending facility and create nitrox for divers at recognized facilities.

The students will continue with their training on to more technical diving courses in the coming weeks as their experience grows.


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