Machias Community Church

Shane wears a suit to work 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:00:00 AM

A black suit made out of neoprene. He breathes surface supplied air from a compressor on top of the boat cabin. Oxygen enriched air to be exact.

Extra oxygen is added into the intake of the compressor through a blending system to reduce the amount of nitrogen in the breathing mix. It is kinder to a body under pressure.

(That is the blender on the cabin ceiling right behind his head in the picture below.)

Some folks call it 'geezer gas'. I don't like to call it that because I use it when I dive too. I prefer to call it Nitrox since I don't consider myself a geezer. Yet.