Steel diving tanks
Many divers who dive in the Netherlands opt for a steel diving tank. Steel is a lot heavier, so you can reduce the amount of extra weight to compensate. The steel diving tanks are available with a capacity of 3 L, 5 L, 7 L, 8 L, 10 L, 12 L short (also called bomb), 12 L long, 15 L and 18 L. The choice for the content has to do with the duration of your dive: the bigger the diving tank, the more air you take with you. The most sold diving tanks are 10 L or 12 L. The choice for 12 L short or 12 L long has to do with your own preference, length and posture. Of course there are also combinations to double sets, for example double 7 L, double 10 L and double 12 L. The steel diving tanks have a working pressure of 232 bar of 300 bar. Note: not every steel tank is available in 300 bar.