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I'm going to demonstrate how to assemble SCUBA equipment. So the first thing that you always

want to check when you're going to assemble SCUBA equipment is that you have an o-ring

actually in the channel on the tank valve. The second thing you'd always want to do is

go ahead and get the straps on the vest wet, because what's going to happen is the straps

are going to stretch a little bit when you put it onto the tank. You want to go ahead

and slide the BCD on the tank. And this is a tank adjustment strap. This should be about

the same height as the top of the collar of the vest. We've got a clamp here that, basically,

you're going to pull across. You do need to make sure that you don't catch your fingers

actually in between this clamp here. This is your regulator, and the easiest way to

do this is: if you're standing behind the tank, your regulators need to go in the right

position here. You want to go ahead and slide the first stage onto the valve. And you'd

go ahead and snug this yoke screw up. And one of the next things that you would do is

actually hook up the low pressure inflater hose. And this has a quick disconnect collar

on it. Now we're ready to actually turn on our air. And I want to turn the valve all

the way on and then back about a quarter of a turn. The next thing I'd do is check my

pressure gauge to make sure that actually is reading the correct pressure of the tank,

which in this case, is 3,000 PSI. I would go ahead and actually hook up my gauges to

my vest. I'd want to go ahead and check the alternate air source by purging it. And then

go ahead and take two nice, deep breaths off the regulator. We'd go ahead and put that

in the octo holder, which is right here. And do the same thing with my primary regulator.

So I'd want to go ahead and press the red button on this vest and make sure that it's

going to inflate and deflate. Now I want to go ahead and check that the BCD is inflating

and deflating correctly. And I pull on my other deflater to make sure that that one

is working, as well.

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