Dive Shop Malaysia | Scuba Diving and PADI Courses
Borneo Dream Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd have been one of East Malaysia’s leading dive shops for the past 10 years. And today we are still pushing the boundaries and setting the standards for others to try and follow. This week is no exception, with the installation of our brand new state of the art breathing air compressor. Our main sales office, Dive Shop, is located in Wisma Sabah Shopping Centre bang in the heart of Kota Kinabalu the capital of Sabah (East Malaysia) and within a short walking distance of most hotels in central Kota Kinabalu. But the real fun and games, in terms of diving preparation, takes place at our dive shop in Tanjung Aru a district located near the main international airport ‘KKIA’ in Kota Kinabalu.
Big Bertha has arrived | Dive Shop Malaysia
Our Dive Shop in Tanjung Aru is where we store all the physical dive gear we use for our fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving adventures here in Kota Kinabalu. Not forgetting all those amazing PADI Courses we offer from the PADI Discover Scuba Diving ‘DSD’ to the first step on the professional ladder, PADI Divemaster. And slap bang in the middle you will find the world’s most famous course PADI Open Water Diver Course.
Here you will also find our two breathing air dive compressors. Both are electrically operated (415V AC 3 Phase) and hyper-filtered ensuring top quality air to BS/EN Standards. We have always run two compressors to give optimum redundancy but also speed of filling after a busy day – sometimes we can have in excess of 60 to 70 dive cylinders to fill in one evening. Our trusted 30+-year-old Hamworthy BPV22 was ‘retired’ this year. We originally got her from the Shell Diving Club ‘Panaga Divers’ in Brunei some 8 years ago and she has served us very well.
Our existing compressor is a Coltri-Sub MCH18/EV ET and pushes about 330 Litres/Minute of air on a good day and is also used to make constant flow Nitrox for courses and qualified divers. However, our new beast, that has been called ‘Big Bertha’ by our GM Luke Cox is a Coltri-Sub MCH30 Open with factory-installed chiller. Let’s look at the stats for all you budding geeks out their:-
Coltri-Sub MCH 30 Open Breathing Air Compressor + Coltri-Sub Final HP Refrigerator RF500
The MCH 36 is Coltri’s largest breathing air compressor, it has a charging rate of 600 L/min, capable of filling a 10 Litres cylinder from empty to 200 Bar in 3 minutes. This unit will be more than capable of satisfying even the largest of dive shops or diving centres.
- Automatic condensate drains and auto-stop
- Soft start (Star/Delta) electric switchboard with hour metre
- Phase controller that prohibits reverse rotation
- Inter-stage and lubricant oil pressure gauges
- Cabin temperature thermostat/auto-shutoff
- Oil level switch/auto-shutoff
- Twin hyper-filter filtration BS/EN Certificated
The Final HP Refrigerator RF500 is positioned between the oil and water separator and filter system. The compressed air is cooled down inside a closed cooling circuit. As a result, the dew point of the compressed air decreases and most of the moisture and oil contained condenses or is removed by the oil and water separator. Consequently, only a very small amount of moisture enters the filter cartridge, which significantly increases its life.
- 5x Filter lifetime longer
- Improved air quality
- Less corrosion of the internal mechanical parts – Compressor, cylinders and regulators
- Cylinders recharge with always a constant percentage of humidity