Do you rent or buy your tanks?

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asked Jan 11, 2018 in Scuba Diving by revgramza (1,095 points)
When is it worth while to own your own tanks?

9 Answers

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answered Jan 11, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I just rent. Never need to worry about getting them inspected, as long as you rent them from a trusted place, and it is a lot less to have to drag around on trips and pretty inexpensive to rent... just my preference though. I do like to own my other gear tho.
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answered Jan 16, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I rent mine as well, it is nice to have your own tank, but this way I do not have to service another item in my dive bag. I have had all around good luck using shop tanks, just make sure you hook up and smell the air before you go down, I have had musty air in my tank before.
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answered Jan 17, 2018 by dnadavis (545 points)
Rent.  It's is cheaper in the end.  No cost for to buy the tank, inspect the tank, etc. and the cost to fill it is the same as it is to rent one usually.
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answered Jan 25, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
When we lived in California tanks wasn't that expensive. We found tank for such a good price that we purchased several. Now over the past fifty years of diving I have acquired about Twenty tanks. I think I might be a horder.
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answered Jan 26, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
Depends.  I divemaster for a small shop and we usually do the boy scouts every summer.  Sometimes they need all the tanks for the students so I bring my own.  I do get free air and visual inspections from the shop.  If you live next to the beach (like me), you can beach dive first thing in the morning and not have to wait for a shop to open to get a tank.  I also drive to a lot of dive sites so I like having my own.  If diving means flying to get there, just rent.
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answered Jan 11, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
I allwayes rent. But I allso dont have a cards to get around
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answered Jan 15, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
On a trip, rent. At home but.
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answered Mar 29, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I own my own tanks but rent when travelling. I use my tanks for teaching confined waster portion of classes in my pool.
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answered Aug 2, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Unless you dive every day, it’s probably easiest to rent. Not the expensive and you don’t have to go through the bother of getting them certified.
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