Why this concept of low pressure diver (10 bars) while all "regular" diving bottles are in high pressure (200 bars) ?
The high pressure makes it possible to have a good autonomy, in other words to dive longer and deeper. But the disadvantage is the high cost of the equipment and the constraints it imposes: periodic mandatory inspection , re-testing, inflation in diving club.
With the low pressure, these problems disappear and the inflation is done very simply and with no cost, with a mere tire inflator. The counterpart is that the time and the depth of diving are limited, let's say maximum 5 minutes down to 10 meters. But this is enough for small occasional dives, such as those that occasionally have to make the boaters under their boat or small initiations to the diving from the beach or the boat.
EAZYDIVE is an innovation allowing the occasional divers not to pay for the high-pressure diving "over-quality".
How much does a dive cost with EAZYDIVE ?
The EAZYDIVE + compressor package costs about 500 euros. If you perform 100 dives, each dive will cost you 5 euros, if you make 1,000 dives, each dive will cost you 0.5 euros. Because there is no additional charge such as inflating, tank periodical mandatory testing, etc. It is just the cheapest dive in the world. For comparison, a first dive in club costs today about 80 euros. We're just not on the same scale.
How does EAZYDIVE inflate ?
A standardized tire valve is incorporated. The compressor plugs in exactly as you inflate the tires in your car. The compressors we sell allow up to 10 bars, which is not the case for all tire compressors. They connect with clamps to the terminals of the 12 volts battery of the boat or car.
This simplicity is all the trick of EAZYDIVE. Let's no longer hear: "Diving is good but it's expensive and complicated!"
Is it legal to dive with EAZYDIVE ?
It is perfectly legal to dive with EAZYDIVE.
In Europe and in most countries, diving is an activity freely exercised, without legal constraint, under the individual responsibility of each practitioner. The best practices of scuba diving and training are proposed by various national or international organizations to supervise this activity for safety.
On the other hand, binding national and european regulations apply to scuba diving devices particularly containers under pressure. These equipments, bottles, regulators and compressors, are generally managed by the diving clubs.
Is there no risk?
EAZYDIVE is made for a very long term, risk-free use: - The cylinder is inflated to 10 bar (PS) for a test pressure of 27 bar (PT) - It is made of stainless steel, no corrosion even in seawater - It is equipped with an overpressure valve set at 27 bar - The valve is equipped with a pressure gauge to check the cylinder pressure - It is equipped with a valve to prevent leakage In short, in standard version it is more equipped than any other diving equipment in the world.
Since the compressor is not equipped with a filter, is compressed air in the cylinder polluted ?
The air in the cylinder is the ambient air sucked in by the compressor during inflation. If this air is of good quality, the air breathed during the dive is of course also of good quality.
Without going into complicated explanations, the harmfulness of certain air pollutants such as carbon dioxide is reinforced by the higher pressure to which they are subjected during the dive, since the ambient pressure increases with depth. But EAZYDIVE is not made for deep dives nor long, so this risk of poisoning does not exist.
A little headache during the dive (symptom of a partial CO2 pressure a little too high)? 3 small fins impulsions up and you are at the surface, breathing the outside air. When inflating, absolutely avoid the proximity of an engine exhaust, smoke and suspicious odors. If the air intake is healthy, if the inflation is done on the seashore for example, the air contained in EAZYDIVE will largely verify the standard in this matter: European Standard EN 12021.
As for the compressors that we sell, they work without any oil, so there is no trace of oil in the air breathed.
What is the lifetime of EAZYDIVE ?
Formally, there are none. The inflation valve and its small valve are easily changed. The regulator is revised or changed. To increase the longevity of EAZYDIVE, rinse with fresh water after each use in sea water. EAZYDIVE has a stainless steel container, and does not face corrosion even in sea water.
What are the precautions for use ?
Even under limited circumstances, the practice of scuba diving requires basic training, medical fitness and a good physical condition. For your first dive, never dive alone, but accompanied by a competent person. It is not advisable to dive children under 12 and if they are not already good swimmers. Refer to the safety rules for scuba diving including:
How to optimize my diving time with EAZYDIVE ?
Before diving, check that EAZYDIVE is well inflated, 10 bars is the maximum pressure. It is also the pressure to reach to make the most of your dive. It is possible to check the pressure of the bottle with a simple tire pressure gauge or the pressure gauge of the compressor at any time.
Avoid breathing in the pressure regulator before immersion properly so as to save air from the bottle. When you are in the water, ready for immersion, inhale in the open air, let go of the snorkel, then put the regulator in the mouth. Begin immersion. Learn how to control your breathing. We advise you to make short apneas between each inspiration. You can significantly increase your diving time. Avoid shortness of breath, and abrupt movements. A good weighing will also save you air.
EAZYDIVE is designed for short diving or incursion, usually between 3 and 6 mn, depending on your breathing capacity and depth of diving. As soon as the breathing becomes harder, immediately cease your work and calmly begin your ascent.
What is EAZYDIVE servicing ?
EAZYDIVE requires virtually no maintenance. To ensure a long life, rinse it after a stay in sea water.
The inflation valve is a standard tire valve in stainless steel or plated brass. It can be changed by unscrewing it. The shell of the valve (it is the small valve screwed inside the tire valve) is standard and can be changed at any tire dealer in the world. Two spare shells, O-rings and tire valve caps are supplied with the EAZYDIVE kit.
Some condensation may remain in your EAZYDIVE. After each season, unscrew the valve by hand, turn the container over to empty it, give a little air inside with the compressor, let it evaporate, then screw the valve back in again.
Can we fly with EAZYDIVE?
Our customers do it frequently. This is another additional benefit of EAZYDIVE.
International regulations (IATA) allow diving equipment to be taken with them, provided they are not under pressure. For safety reasons, it is advised to unscrew the valve from the tank to show that there is no pressure inside.
How much inflations of EAZYDIVE can be done with the compressor on the batteries of a boat without starting the engine ?
The 160 L/min compressor will consume an average of 30 Amperes for 3 minutes or about 1.5 Ah.
Most medium-sized boat batteries have a capacity of 40 to 70 Ah. So you can perform about 10 inflations of your EAZYDIVE without worries, but everything depends on the other consumptions on-board and the state of your battery. Caution, the primary role of the battery is to start the engine and power the on-board circuits.
If you have two 12 V batteries in parallel, common case on boats, it would be prudent to:
- Isolate one of them, - Make the EAZYDIVE refills on one of the two, the second remaining in reserve - Reconnect both batteries together after EAZYDIVE inflations.