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Helium information and pricing

Why do we use Helium?

Helium is a very light inert gas, thus is not harmful to the human body.  It is used by technical divers who wish to dive below the recreational dive limit.  With normal air, nitrogen narcoses becomes an issue when diving deep.  By replacing the amount of nitrogen found in normal air, with some helium, this greatly reduces the effects of nitrogen narcosis.

So how does Helium work?

Helium is a very light inert gas, thus is not harmful to the human body.   It is used by technical divers who wish to dive below the recreational dive limit.  With normal air, nitrogen narcoses becomes an issue when diving deep.  By replacing the amount of nitrogen found in normal air, with some helium, this greatly reduces the effects of nitrogen narcosis.

What about Equipment Consideration?

Helium is a very light inert gas, which is non-corrosive for any Scuba gear.  This means it does not react with other materials or chemicals.  Cylinders, regulators and valves do not require any special preparation or cleaning to be used with helium.

However, since helium is used primarily by technical divers to blend Tri-Mix (Oxygen-Helium-Nitrogen), Scuba cylinders do require special cleaning when oxygen is used.

Special Training Requirements

Since Helium is primarily used for technical diving applications, additional training is required.  Diver Dan's offers Technical Diving Programs to teach those divers who wish to dive beyond the recreational depth limits.

Price

Helium is $1.60 per cubic foot.  Diver Dan's is able to fill any size cylinder to any pressure.