SCUBA Cylinder Specifications
Compiled by Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI: (734) 994-3483
The information below was compiled from a variety of
sources, including Luxfer,
Pressed Steel Tank, Catalina, and OMS. The information is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. If you have
better information or corrections, please email it to us for inclusion in this table.
The key information for most people when selecting a cylinder is the the following:
Total weight (smaller people shouldn't try to lug too much tank, whereas the strongest can deal with a 50-plus pound full tank)
Buoyancy empty (this affects how much weight you'll have to add to your belt to compensate for the empty tank's buoyancy)
Buoyancy full (affected solely by the weight of air in the tank, this gives a guideline to how much lead you'll need on your weight belt to sink at the start of the dive)
Tank prices are approximate retail prices, and are subject to change based on manufacturer's price changes, and include
boot (except for 46 cu ft & smaller tanks), valve, visual inspection, and fill. Empty weights do not include valves (except
Pressed Steel noted with *), which would add 1.5 - 2.5 lbs, but buoyancy figures do.