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Charters - Steel or alumimnium

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Narcoz, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Narcoz

    Narcoz Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: British Columbia
    I'm planning a road trip through the west coast on my way up to BC and will schedule a couple of dive trips on the way.

    I much prefer to dive with steel when diving dry, but I'm unsure if I should take my tanks with me. Do charters in the PNW mostly use AL80s or is steel commonly available ?

  2. Jonn

    Jonn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alberta
    Bring your tanks. There are good steels out there, but you have to ask and they're not always available.
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  3. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    the local boats usually do not provide tanks. you can rent steel tanks from dive shops in the area pretty commonly.
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  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    LP85's are common in my area as rentals in recreational shops. Eight can provide you with twinsets as well. HP100's at least.
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