Diving cylinders or diving tanks (hereafter : tanks) are mostly made of steel, often with a thicker bottom, in other words less subject to corrosion when stocked in an upright position. Most tanks currently on sale are as per CE250 standards and could pass the EMPA test (visual control and hydrostatic test in Switzerland and France). There are all kinds of volumes available, the most common on the market are 10 and 15 l. The range we propose goes from the small security tank (less than 1 l) upto 18 l or 2 x 10 l for dual tanks. We recommend that you put on a protection net and possibly a handle for easy transportation. There are even some with a bottom on wheels ! When sending your tank for a revision, a delay of about 2 weeks must be taken into consideration.

We are selling all brands of regulators such as DACOR, MARES, SPORASUB, AQUALUNG, APEKS, POSEIDON, SEAC, OCEANIC, but in our opinion, the most reliable and the world’s most famous one is the regulator from SCUBAPRO.

Here are some information about scuba regulators :

The 1st stage attaches to the tank : MK2 = simple piston, MK16 & MK18 1st stage with balanced diaphragm (MK18 is even mounted on a turret with two high pressure ports for the pressure gauge).

The new MK25AF AF= anti-freeze) = air balanced flow-through piston, anti-freeze protection, adjustment of the average pressure MP. In fact, if you have a former 1st stage MK20 we can mount a conversion kit to get a MK25AF so that your regulator is more efficient and like new.

MK25 TITAN ALLOY is the new version, which is possibly replacing the former ultra-light (aluminium) 1st stage from Scubapro, but it contains a few titanium parts and therefore offers a better protection against corrosion. MK25 is the state-of-the-art regulator, rugged and leightweight, the price is a little less !

The 2nd stage (mouth piece) : some models :

R190 Scubapro’s first range, reversible left-right, possible adjustment of the Venturi effect.

S550 is almost identical to S600 without adjustment of the inhalation effort

S600 balanced low pressure, adjustment of the inhalation effort +Venturi effect

X650 the top, low balanced pressure, replacing somewhat the former model D400 from Scubapro with a much more simplified internal technique (also true for the after-sale service !)

Buoyancy Compensators (stabilizing jackets) exist generally in various sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large (sometimes in XS or XXL). The thicker the nylon cord is, the stiffer is your BC. They exist mainly in 420 to 1000 deniers nylon (weight measure expressed in grams).

There are adjustable BCs : with quick release in case of rescue, with lesser volumes than integral or wrap-aroud BC’s., distribution of volume not always ideal within the basic models.

Integral and wra-paround non-adjustable BCC’S : generally with a greater volume, maintains the diver in a more vertical position at the surface, less cumbersom but more expensive.

Dorsal floatability : they are very often used for technical dives with a volume behind the diver or the front is completely unobstructed. More difficult to adjust ballasting and very often with a lot of hitching rings in stainless steel to allow you to fasten tank, divelight… they are usually sold for technical dives.

There are all kind of clips you can attach to your BC (retractor zip for camera, compass, dive lights etc), simple or scoubidou clips, snap-links of various sizes, hose holders to avoid that your pressure gauge is dragging on the pavement, regulator holder, which protects (or not) the mouthpiece of your regulator (rescue regulator is mandatory, longer and visible).

So much for the technical news, hoping that it may help you a better understanding. We are at your disposal for any other informatiion, questions or suggestion you may have.