45. A discussion on tank valves, the Ocean-based Climate Solution Act of 2020 and Dick Anderson – a pioneer in scuba diving

Tank valves are sometimes taken for granted. Although seemingly simple there are a number of parts deep inside you valve that will deteriorate over time. Tank valves should be periodically overhauled. One recommendation is that you can have it overhauled every five years when you are having your tanks hydrostatic test. Listen for some details about the parts inside the valve and how they work together.

The Ocean-based Climate Solutions Act of 2020 was introduced to congress on October 20, 2020 by Congressman Raul Grijalva who chairs the House Natural Resource Committee. The Ocean Conservancy calls this the first comprehensive US bill on ocean-climate solutions actions. HR 8632 calls for protecting and promoting blue carbon, expand marine protected areas and develop massive offshore renewable energy. As Congressman Grijalva states “A healthy ocean is key to fighting the climate crisis”

Richard E. Anderson was a pioneer of scuba diving in the United States. He started his career in diving by working for Rene Bussoz at US Divers in the early 1950s. He also worked with Paul Arnold and Bill Arpin on the DIVAIR regulator before working with Disney on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He graduated from E. R. Cross commercial diving school. Dick joined Healthways in 1956 where his innovation in single-hose regulators set the stage for all modern regulators. Dick Anderson was a support diver for Hannes Kellers 1000 foot dive. He also took Lloyd Bridges from Sea Hunt on a dive to 120 feet. Diver Dick also worked on Jaws the Revenge and Baywatch.