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Would you dive with these tanks?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by lionfish-eater, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    BRT...

    Point taken...and I agree...my primary concern is as yours...that being my expertly maintained set of expensive regulators being loaded up with tank scale...compounded by charcoal dust from a bad compressor filter...if that operator's compressor is in as sorry a state as his tanks...

    If there was no other option than to dive with these tanks...I would certainly want to confirm both mix and CO...even if the tanks were filled with 21%...with ''my analyzers''...after seeing these tanks...I'd have a hard time trusting anything this operator had...and full service charter operators have many items...not to mention their knowledge/skills and training that you need to rely on to get you back to the dock safely...

    Best...

    Warren
     
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  2. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks so much Warren,

    That was a cognitive response! And I agree with what you wrote.

    To iterate: No, I would not dive those tanks because if the patent use/abuse issues evident on the outside are reflective of the treatment and maintenance regimen on the inside, they are dangerous tanks. At best, rust or rusty water will impede your regulators ability to function as warranted.

    cheers,
    markm
     
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  3. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This:

    Perfect...and based on human nature. An organization that fails at one or two safety protocols/paradigms, usually fails at many.

    :cheers:
    markm
     
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  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Nassau Grouper

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    I wouldn't walk away. I'd run.
     
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  5. TheGraveyardDiver

    TheGraveyardDiver Angel Fish

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    I wouldn't pass them on VIP so I wouldn't dive with them.
     
  6. MaxE

    MaxE DIR Practitioner

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    A1632F94-9CC0-4965-AF22-D338933837A8.jpeg F0062889-6B65-403F-AA95-3B9BB7B79545.jpeg I was at the dock in question in June. I thought back to all the discussion about how dangerous these tanks were, how they were ticking time bombs. Someone there must be monitoring this forum, or not
     
  7. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    I'm sure several of them have exploded and the others have killed people breathing the air in them.
     
  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    So the hose clamp is holding a sacrificial anode on the tank. I'm actually impressed. I bet they are taken care of better than people are giving them credit for.
     

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