• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Tanks for West Coast Diving

Discussion in 'DIR' started by FishDiver, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. FishDiver

    FishDiver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Davis, CA
    The DIR info I have seen specifies aluminum tanks for OW diving with wetsuits and LP steel tanks for cave diving in drysuits. I have used primarily HP single steel tanks with thick wetsuits and drysuits in ocean diving temps from 60-70F.

    What is the DIR - preferred tank material for a single or double tank config for drysuit diving in 50F degree open ocean water on the Pacific coast?
  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    If you are diving a drysuit in cold water, steel tanks are not only acceptable, but preferred.
  3. dsteding

    dsteding DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, downtown
    Steel. Size depends on needs, many use double 100s because they are a good compromise between gas amount and weight, some use double 130s. Single tanks, 130s seem to be getting real popular. 95s are real nice too.

Share This Page