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Old 11-07-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Scuba tank air quality check

Aborted a dive this past weekend after I began to feel a bit confused (slow thinking) and felt like I was starting to slip away from full consciousness. 2nd dive at around 45 ft after first dive at 35 ft. I do safety stops, ate breakfast, had adequate sleep, and was hydrated so not sure what the cause could be.

I would likw to gwt something to check air quality on the tank in question or have ir checked. Anyone aware of a test device or if the run of the mill scuba shop is able to check air for CO or other bad gasses?

It waa the first dive on both tanks after they had their annual VIP.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Scuba tank air quality check

Dive Gear Express sells a palm size CO monitor for scuba tanks.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: Scuba tank air quality check

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Aborted a dive this past weekend after I began to feel a bit confused (slow thinking) and felt like I was starting to slip away from full consciousness. 2nd dive at around 45 ft after first dive at 35 ft. I do safety stops, ate breakfast, had adequate sleep, and was hydrated so not sure what the cause could be.

I would likw to gwt something to check air quality on the tank in question or have ir checked. Anyone aware of a test device or if the run of the mill scuba shop is able to check air for CO or other bad gasses?

It waa the first dive on both tanks after they had their annual VIP.
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