Look after your compressor
And it will look after you
As the guys from Lautan Berkat come up to look over our little Coltrisub MCH 13. Which is coming up to 10yrs old and still running strong and pure.
Good air is at the heart of a SCUBA system. Air should taste of nothing, make your mouth a little dry and that’s about it’. It is after all exactly the same air as you’re breathing when you drink your coffee at the back of our office. Just with some moisture filtered out to reduce the risk of corrosion inside the tank. The air is compressed through a filter that contains molecular sieve and activated carbon to remove impurities and any potential contaminants. So yes, as you learn in your diver training
Always use, pure, dry, filtered air from a reputable dive station.
Basically if the air tastes of something bad, especially if it has an oily taste, funny odour, gives you a headache while diving. Then something is wrong, stop diving.
Just one of many things to consider when looking for a dive centre to go diving with.