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Tag Archive: aluminum


Scuba Q and A: Steel or Aluminium Cylinders Q. Do professional divers prefer aluminium or steel scuba tanks, or is it a purely personal choice? Answer: The choice of scuba cylinder material is ultimately a personal factor, although there are informed logics that can help determine that choice. The biggest influencing factor is the diver’s […]

Scuba Cylinder Specifications for Buoyancy and Weighting Calculations When scuba divers calculate their buoyancy with an aluminum cylinder,  it is essential for them to know the relative buoyancy characteristics of their chosen cylinder – at full pressure capacity and also at their minimum reserve (500psi). The following tables provide buoyancy information on the common Luxfer […]