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Air in eanx marked tank?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by buckled plates, May 15, 2019.

  1. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

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    I can guarantee you that I won't ever be diving in Germany.
     
  2. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    But Germany has some of the WORST dive conditions in the world! Poor viz and very cold water 9 months out of the year! And ze rulez! Why wouldn't you want to dive here?! LOL!
     
  3. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    I am so glad I live in the USA.
     
  4. buckled plates

    buckled plates Dive Charter

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    According to the kid filling my tanks that day in Big Pine Key, someone from the "government" came to the shop and told them that air cannot be loaded into a nitrox marked tank. He told me another shop in the area had been fined for doing so. I'd never heard such nonsense, and said as much. The kid shrugged. I said the hell with it, go ahead ahead and rip off the nitrox decals and load them with air, I don't have the time to go somewhere else. My assumption is the shop owner found it easier and less expensive to comply with that "government" agent's directive than to fight it. We'll see how that works out for them during the next lobster mini-season when divers from points north are flooding in with their nitrox marked tanks for air fills. The "tank monkeys" are going to need a raise...and a big one at that. :rant:
     
  5. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    My good dear tank monkey please fill my scuba tanks with EAN21 please.
     
  6. AJ

    AJ Solo Diver

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    Have an idea, come to the neighbour country, the Netherlands. No worries about Nitrox stickers and stuff at least. Can't guaranty better diving conditions though :D
     
  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

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    My issue is less to do with M26 and the scuba polizei, but more to do with the water temperature. I consider anything below 70 degrees to be very cold. Even during the dead of water the water temps here only get down to the low 60s, which is probably your summer high temps.
     
  8. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    I am so glad I live in the Nordics.

    I fill whatever mix I want, provided it's below 41% O2. No matter my tank markings or my reg thread.

    EDIT: and the diving is pretty darned good, as well.
     
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