Diver_Diva - 3/18/2017 5:03 PM
From MasterBlaster: It is pretty unusual for a beginning diver to buy tanks. My thoughts are that tanks are expensive and unless you have a way to fill them it will not save you a trip to the dive shop. What does your shop charge for an air fill and what do they charge for a rental? Subtract the cost of the fill from the rental cost and divide the cost of buying a tank by that number. That will tell you how many dives it will take to break even on a tank purchase. Then factor in annual visual inspection and hydro e...

This^^^^^. I’ve been diving for years and never saw the need to buy a tank. Rentals are cheap (like $5 a day at my LDS), and if you travel to dive in the Caribbean you use their tanks anyway.