Your question: How often do scuba tanks need to be visually inspected?

How long is a scuba tank inspection good for?

Don’t forget, while a VIP is performed every year, each tank also requires hydrostatic testing every 5 years. You will find the “hydro” date stamped into the metal of your tank. It includes a 2-digit indicator for both the month and year of your cylinder’s last hydrostatic test.

How much does a visual inspection of a scuba tank cost?

Depending on the inspection facility the consumer pays $15usd – $25usd for an annual inspection. They then pay an additional fee of $20usd-$25usd every five years for the hydrostatic requalification.

Do scuba diving tanks expire?

What is a scuba tank’s lifespan? Both aluminum and steel scuba tanks can last for 10-15 years (steel tanks for even longer), assuming they are properly maintained. If not, then corrosion, rust, or physical damage can compromise a tank and force you to replace it much sooner than expected.

Do steel scuba tanks expire?

A modern and properly cared for steel tank lasts up to 50 years. Considering the number above that sounds like less time. Steel tanks require more maintenance and are more susceptible to corrosive damage. So, how do you make sure your tanks are safe?

How much does it cost to certify a scuba tank?

Federal Law requires a new hydrostatic test every five years for most SCUBA tanks. AHS will provide this service for $55 per tank and it includes the test, a visual inspection, and an air fill. Hydro with a Nitrox fill is $62. Please note that additional charges may apply if the valve requires cleaning or rebuild.

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How much does it cost to fill a scuba tank?

Did you know that there are many different grades of breathing air?

Standard Air SCUBA Cylinders Price
Standard Air Fill (Up To 3500 psi) $8.00
Tanks-A-Lot Fill Card (10 Air Fills*) $50.00
Visual Inspection (VIP/VCI) $20.00
Visual Inspection O2 Clean $25.00