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PADI
Professional Association of Diving Instructors. It is one of the largest certifying agencies.
Partial Pressure
Pressure exerted by a single component of a gas within a gas mixture, or dissolved in a liquid.
Pneumothorax
Am abnormal collection of air outside the lining of the lung, between the lung and the chest wall, often a consequence of pressure injuries (barotraumas).
Pony Bottle
A small scuba cylinder strapped to a divers main tank with an independent regulator. Used for emergency use in the event a diver's main air supply fails.
Pressure
Any force exerted over an area.
PSI
Pounds per square inch, a common measurement of air pressure.
Purge Valve
Allow masks to be cleared without removal. Allows snorkels to be cleared easily.

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