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Scuba Tank Size

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Duck Dive Darren, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Germany
    You are certainly entitled to your opinion. I'm just commenting on what I see at the local lakes and German Ebay. 300 bar Steel tanks and divers don't often stay married to each other for a long time.

  2. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    Well, thank you.

    Except that it's an opinion based on experience.
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: same ocean as you
    And clownfish might have one of the best personal websites going
    and know more about the Watson case than the families and gabe.

    Also organised himself an active and admirable, quite enviable life

    but filling the same handful of tanks with his own compressor for a
    couple of decades has left him lacking in what is stamped on others

    So in Australia we have al 80 200 or 207bar and steel 100 232 bar
    these are the most commonly used also 100 twins and al 40 stages

    Of course if you choose to carry 80cf stages or twin up some 120s
    at 232bar very good or carry 120 232bar singles or carry 27 ponies

    Sure there are many other decades of tanks kicking around just not
    300s when divers realise the pitfalls

    You are only entitled to your opinion if it is pertinent to the region
    and I'm just commenting on what I see in most of the oceans here.

    if you see any at all, when the divers realise they've tricked themselves and too embarassed for ebay

    Years ago for almost 1 minute we thought fibre wrapped tanks were also the next thing
    and 300bar valves M25x2 metric threads, and the M26x2 like The Knack and My Sharona

    and anything else like that that's there but doesn't bring practicality

    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Web Site
  4. Duck Dive Darren

    Duck Dive Darren Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Australia
    Sorry all..I have not been on site for a bit. Thank you ever so much for your replies. I went with the fabre steel 12 litre tank
  5. Firebar

    Firebar Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: UK
    I like my steel 300bar 12l as a single, yes it’s a 20kg cylinder, but I just have to carry that weight on my belt with my 232bar 12l cylinder.

    The Faber 12l seem to be ok, I’ve got a pair of those too. I may have a problem.

    To be fair the guy I got it off said it was too heavy for him.
    FreeFlyFreak likes this.
  6. Khrissi

    Khrissi Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: London

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