Using a single tank band with BP/W

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I too use a single Scubapro cam band. They’re great bands and I like that they separate so you can get the tank off easily.

I have mine set tight, so I don’t have to wet the bands. I do use two Halcyon cam bands on the rig for the heavy steel tanks.


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As others have said, it is totally users preference.
Things to consider though:
1. Bands can be used in a pinch to add lead to trim of add negativity. Adding to upper or lower is nice.
2. 2 bands is an opportunity to add 2 stainless buckles adding negativity to rig.
3. 2 bands provides more cylinder height options.

My personal justification is I dive bp/w with compact (negative) cylinders. I use all stainless accessories & dive with no weights. When I travel and end up with standard (positive) cylinders, I toss a 1lb on each band, or a 2lb on the bottom band I'd no single lb weights on boat.

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