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No DIN tanks at Divi Bonaire
elliselectric - 3/24/2017 8:15 AM
Category: General
Replies: 5

I have DIN regulator and wanted to use in Bonaire. Only one dive shop on the Island has DIN tanks and they happen to be the highest priced too. Using a Yoke to Din converter extends my regulator to close to my head. I asked Divi could I bring Din valves, they said no. What could be the problem with me supplying valve that’s Din/Yoke convertible? What other solution or problem do you all have to offer?
ELLOCODIABLO - 3/24/2017 9:59 AM
A. They may not want the liability of your valves on their tanks in case of a failure. An insurance and liability nightmare in the making.
B. Are their din tanks 3500psi (small neck) tanks? If so 3442 convertable valves wont fit anyway (lrg neck). Buy a yoke first stage and swap over or pickup another reg set with yoke or pay more for a din tank rental. How much price diff is there?
elliselectric - 3/24/2017 10:02 AM
Not only a price difference but the only dive shop with Din is miles away from my resort
elliselectric - 3/24/2017 10:09 AM
Bonaire a divers paradise without Din tanks Haha
RKDon1 - 3/26/2017 10:42 AM
Invest in a yoke regulator. Small price compared to what you will spend on trip alone. Good excuse to buy more gear.
elliselectric - 3/26/2017 10:54 AM
The only DIN dive shop that was the highest priced is now reasonable, Tropical Divers