Many manufactures accept cylinders for return including BOC / CIG, Matheson, Linde, GasTech, Air Liquide, LAA or Liquid Air cylinders. Diving tanks should be returned to the manufacturer, via dive centres or re-fillers.
How do I dispose of old scuba tanks?
Turn old diving tanks into cash
Even if your tank isn’t usable for diving, you may be able to remove and sell the valves, or sell the entire tank for scrap metal. When in doubt, bring it to a local dive shop, where the staff may know how to reuse it.
Can you recycle old scuba tanks?
If you wish to dispose of your old scuba cylinder, The Dive Shop will do the dirty work for you. If you can’t or unable to drop it off at the store, call us so we can make arrangements to pick them up. Scuba cylinders just can’t be thrown away or put in your trash bin.
Are old scuba tanks worth anything?
Scrap metal value of scuba tanks:
At current rates, scrap aluminum is worth about $0.75 per lb. So the current minimum value of an aluminum scuba tank (without the tank valve) is around $23. A standard steel 80 cu/ft tank weighs about 35 lbs empty. At current rates, scrap steel is worth about $0.17 per lb.
What can you do with old diving equipment?
If your gear doesn’t sell, however, it will, depending on the individual store’s policy, either go to a recycler or the trash can. Consider donating your gear to an organization that uses divers, like your local aquarium.
Do scuba tanks go bad?
We often take for granted that our cylinders are safe, and that dive staff has tested and properly cared for them. But if a cylinder “goes bad,” it can have life-changing (or even life-ending) consequences for the diver or whomever is filling it. Scuba cylinders leave the factory tested to strict engineering standards.
How many years are scuba tanks good for?
In the US scuba cylinders must be hydrostatically tested every five years with a six-month grace period.
How old can a steel scuba tank be?
A modern and properly cared for steel tank lasts up to 50 years. Considering the number above that sounds like less time. Steel tanks require more maintenance and are more susceptible to corrosive damage.
How much does it cost to recertify a scuba tank?
Federal Law requires a new hydrostatic test every five years for most SCUBA tanks. AHS will provide this service for $55 per tank and it includes the test, a visual inspection, and an air fill. Hydro with a Nitrox fill is $62. Please note that additional charges may apply if the valve requires cleaning or rebuild.
How often do scuba tanks need to be inspected?
Your Scuba Tanks need to have a Visual Inspection, “VIP”, done annually. They are going to need a HYDRO test completed every 5 years.
What is tank dive?
A “two tank dive” is actually two separate tank dives. You will gear up (with just one tank), and scuba dive for as long as possible. This will likely be until when you or your buddy runs low on air, or you are tired. You will surface, exit the water, take off your gear, and rest.
How much is scuba gear worth?
A basic set includes a mask, snorkel, fins, exposure suit, regulator and BCD, and the price for a set of mid-range equipment should total at around $1,000 to $1,500, not including a computer.