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This instructional video demonstrates the differences between high pressure scuba tanks and low pressure scuba tanks.Scuba Diving Tanks or Cylinders allow the diver to have his / her own source of air. Scuba Tanks are a cylinder container made from steel or aluminum. Scuba Tanks hold different amounts of air so It’s vital to select the right volume Scuba Tank as different sizes are made for different purposes. The difference between an aluminum tank and a steel tank are that a steel tank ´besides the price´ is that it may rust internally over time. Whereas, an aluminum tank will not. Although an Aluminum tank may seem the way to go, it is not always the case. For example, an aluminum tank thread’s have had a tendency to strip out or have cracked in once in a while than a steel tank. And most aluminum tanks have a positive buoyancy. In general most Scuba Divers start with the a basic AL80 Tank because of the price difference. There are several SCUBA cylinder manufacturers, and the specifications for their cylinder pressures, dimensions, and capacities are constantly changing.
This instructional video demonstrates the differences between steel scuba tanks and aluminum scuba tanks. When it comes to complexity of scuba diving, Scuba Tanks are the poster child of that complexity. You have aluminum and steel. Steel scuba diving tanks like all tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Steel tanks offer the best all around capabilities for a high capacity at low working pressures. Aluminum tanks are cheaper and come in more sizes to choose from. Aluminum scuba diving tanks are the most common diving tanks in the world. Just about every scuba diving operation in the world uses aluminum tanks. These tanks weigh less than a corresponding steel tank, easier to wear and dive with.