Safe... clean...natural air from any scuba regulator
Apollo's patented moisture system can now be added to almost any brand regulator. The Apollo Bio Filter
is easy to install, use, and maintain. The moisture system assures clean moisturized air.
You simple screw The Apollo Bio Filter
into first stage port and hook up your reg hose. The rubber shock mount will stop unit from getting jarred and the easy to open chamber requires no tools - just your hands.
With each breath taken on land, your body will naturally release and replenish humidity. The average humidity (moisture) level worldwide is approximately 70%. Compressed air for a tank has a humidity level of less than 0.1%.
During a dive, we continue to release humidity. However, each intake of dry air from a tank deprives the lungs and body of moisture replenishment. This unnatural lack of humidity is very hard on your body. The most obvious result of the loss is dry throat and cottonmouth.
The Apollo Bio-Filter
moisture system will increase tank air humidity 30-70%. Normalizing the humidity level in your air supply will reduce and in most cases eliminate the negative effects of breathing dry air.
Benefits of proper humidity moisture:
- Minimizes risk of decompression sickness
- More efficient gas exchange in lungs
- Reduced level of fatigue from dehydration
- Lower incidence of post dive headaches
- Easier pressure equalization
- No cottonmouth or dry throat
- Each system also includes an activated charcoal filter (use is optional)
- Charcoal filter removes micro-particulates from the air supply
The moisture wick in The Apollo Bio Filter
is constructed of high-density foam. The dry wick is dampened by user prior to installation. Once installed the wick surrounds a flow tube that is the same diameter as the interior of your hose. The tube has small openings on the sides to create a vacuum when air passes through. Each breath draws a little moisture from the wick and adds it to the air stream to increase humidity.
The quickest method to dampen for first use of the day is to drop it into a cup of distilled or plain bottled water. Once wet, it will slide onto the flow tube and be quickly replenished after each dive without removal from system.
The wick and tube sit inside a housing that is hand-tight. You add moisture to the wick after use to ensure optimal humidity level during each dive. at the end of a day's diving simply slide the wick off and allow it to air dry completely before storage in travel case.
For scuba diving it is granted that an ample supply air comes first, but no less crucial is the quality of air. Moisturized air is essential to pulmonary respiration and comfortable, safer diving. The Apollo's Bio Filter
moisture system eliminates the problems associated with dry tank air. It also filters out trace particles of dust, rust, and odor. On land our nasal system filters out many impurities before air enters the body. This photo shows the inside of an air tank chosen at random from a rental facility. When air is compressed into a tank, small amounts become liquefied and settle in the cylinder. Salt, water, rust, silicon residue, and aluminum oxide can form inside the tank along with oil and carbon dust. This is due in part to poor compressor maintenance. A tank's design does not allow these contaminants to be released until the cylinder is cleaned and serviced. The build-up eventually leaves a residue in the tank. It is very likely that the air coming from a tank will contain odors and impurities associated with these types of contaminants. Using the optional charcoal filter will help remove micro-particulates from the air supply.
The Apollo Bio-Filter
moisture systems is perfect for all scuba divers seeking clean, moisturized air, this includes the adventurous travel diver enjoying locations where purity is questionable or the weekend diver who seeks comfort and additional safety. Just add some water to the sponge and screw it back together and increase the humidity of the air you're breathing to 60% - instead of the .1% you're used to!