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Shipping tanks to Hawai'i

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by L_A_S, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. L_A_S

    L_A_S Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oahu
    I intend to move to O'ahu (from NC) next summer and have some questions about getting my 2 steel 100s there.
    I'm looking for the best approach, i.e. is USPS or UPS or Fedex cheapest, what cost should I expect, how do I pack them (I know to depressurize and remove valve, but should I box them up?), any other things I need to consider?

  2. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    If the cylinders without valves are under 70lbs I would send both using USPS Parcel cost. I did this with a couple of cylinders. Cost me $30 or so. But that was CONUS.
  3. tstalcup

    tstalcup Angel Fish

    I'm not sure about officially how you should prepare the tanks, but you will find that USPS is much cheaper than UPS or FedEx for any shipping to Hawaii. Parcel post takes ~2-3 weeks, usually, while Priority gets here in the standard 2-3 days.

    I'd make sure to seal the neck opening with tape or something to prevent dust/etc from getting in.
  4. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    Do you own anything else?


    How are you getting THAT stuff to Hawaii?

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