For non-technical divers only: How many dive tanks do you own ? [Poll]

How many dive tanks do you own ?

  • Zero cylinders.

    Votes: 33 17.4%
  • 1-2 cylinders

    Votes: 43 22.6%
  • 3-4 cylinders

    Votes: 45 23.7%
  • 5-8 cylinders

    Votes: 34 17.9%
  • 9-16 cylinders

    Votes: 25 13.2%
  • 17-32 cylinders

    Votes: 7 3.7%
  • More then 32 cylinders

    Votes: 3 1.6%

  • Total voters
    190

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Roger Hobden

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This poll is for non-technical divers only: please answer only if your level of training and certification is Advanced Open Water.

EDIT: OK, so let's open this up to all divers between Advanced Open Water diver and Technical, excluding this last category.

How many dive tanks do you own ?
Why do you prefer owning, or not owning, your dive tanks ?
Where do you store your dive cylinders ?

Feel free to post any comments to explain your choices.
 

Compressor

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I am non-technical but cannot vote due to your criteria.:(
 

northernone

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I answered as I was when advanced open water.

Same as before with a few less rebreather cylinders and some more now lost/condemned tanks. Had many before certified as my parents dove as well.


They got stored in a shed (+30-50)

Owning is my only option given my location.

I'm interested why specifically AOW, why not rescue diver? Also interested why it matters if I'm tec certified as to how I store my tanks.

What is it you are interested in knowing?
 

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yeah you made it hard for most to answer your poll. AOW is odd stopping point but good luck.
 

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You own less than zero?
Maybe Compressor is a Rescue diver
 

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I have 4x steel hp100s, and a steel hp130.
I recently purchased 2x hp80s - not for me; but "mine" and available for my use if I need them...so 7 (though I plan on adding a pony)
I chose to purchase, rather than rent, mainly for convenience. LDS location and hours aren't convenient for me, especially for picking up and returning tanks. I didn't like possibly having to pay an extra day if I wanted to get an early start or didn't get back in time. I disliked the idea of paying the rental fee and returning a tank unused if I couldn't dive... and it always stung a little if I had to return a tank at 1500+ psi.

Having my own tanks gives me the freedom to pack up and go when I want. I started started with two new 100s (well, I bought the second a short time after the first). The 130 was found used for a good price, and purchased for a specific purpose. The last two 100s were purchased used for a good price; and I made the decision because they increased my flexibility (if I wanted to do more than two dives on a given day, dive on consecutive days without the time suck of having to run to the shop for fills, etc).

Storage - right now, I'm alternating between my garage and my office, depending on a variety of factors. I plan to put them in a spare bedroom for storage during the winter.

**Edited to add - I neglected to mention the other reasons I purchased the additional tanks. 1) I'm somewhat prone to impulsive purchases, and 2) according to what my mother said about 20-25 years ago, I have more money than brains. (I don't feel like I've got that much extra money; so maybe I'm not as smart as I like to think)
 

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Says 3-4 and 4-8. Which do you put if you have 4?
 

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