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Posted by jlyle on December 08, 2006 at 07:21:59:

In Reply to: Steel tanks posted by Jim Ellis on December 07, 2006 at 15:11:53:

Jim,

My experience with HP steel is limited, but IMHO HP steels are better for beach diving. I've got a very low air consumption rate and normally dive with LP steel 75s & 14lbs of Pb. A friend loaned me his wife's HP steel 65; when I used the HP tank, I found myself neutrally buoyant, in a 7mm wetsuit, WITHOUT any lead! The HP-65 was no heavier than my LP-75s, but was very negatively buoyant - perfect for beach diving.

If you have a store that can give you high pressure fills, think hard about buying an HP steel tank for beach diving.

Jim



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