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Drysuit Inflation Cylinder

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by Cybes, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Cybes

    Cybes Active Member

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    1L Steel or 1.5L Al?
    Any preferences and if so why?

    Do I really need one?

    I'm building up to diving Scapa in a year or so. I'd like to get my kit together early to give myself time to get familiar with any additions.

    I'd like to see the Battleships.
     
  2. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Maybe, maybe not. I’ve dived up to 25% helium and not been too cold.
     
  3. jb2cool

    jb2cool Moderator
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    Are you going to be breathing helium based mixtures? If not then no, you don't need one. If yes then you probably need one. Everyone I know uses the little 1L steel.
     
  4. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    As above, for helium it is a good plan but for air/nitrox it's just another bit of kit you can avoid using.

    In my twinset days I had the small steel bottle attached to my wing and it was compact and adequate for a couple of dives.

    I now use a 1.5l aluminium bottle on my rebreather as that means the only thing I need to refill over a weekend of diving is my crack bottle.
     
  5. Cybes

    Cybes Active Member

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    Thanks lads. I'll give it a miss. Simple and clean is good.
     
  6. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Not everyone...

    Although my 1.5L ally is pretty redundant these days.
     

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