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Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:44 am
by AndrewRawlingson
Like these: http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/scuba-s ... 054787.htm

Are they just rebadged Fabers or does someone else make them. I can find very little information online. Thanks.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:53 pm
by ChuckyBob
The seller is Performance diver, bottom of Barrys Point Road Takapuna.

They are not Fabers but another largish steel tank manufacture whos name escapes me... probably Sea Hornet.

ProDive are one of NZ's largest importers/distributors/manufactures ( wetsuits in particular).

I think you will find these tanks are slightly thinner and taller than a faber. This could be considered a positive..... but if you want to twin them then bands and manifold are different from what you would use with Fabers.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:03 pm
by AndrewRawlingson
thanks bob. slimmer and taller is definitely good for me. any idea of weight versus fabers. heavier = better for me.

cheers

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:32 pm
by ChuckyBob
I know a guy who has a set of twin white sea hornets. Not used in the last 2 years.

I think weight is about the same.

Now if you are looking for something heavier look out for "Mares" Asahi tanks. Come in 10.6 11.6 and 13.6 Litres @ 240 bar ( or something like that) sizes.
Personally I would choose those above anything else for singles, Maybe even for twins. Hard to find since not sold new here anymore but on Trademe.co.nz from time to time.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:18 am
by AndrewRawlingson
cheers, i'm after 2 x 15 litre steels for starters, more to follow :roll:

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:14 pm
by seynz
There are 2 fabers 15 liters at the moment on TM if that interest you.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:39 pm
by AndrewRawlingson
cheers buddy, I have my eye on those.

i spoke to performance diver today. for the record, prodive cylinders are eurocylinders. euro 12s are much loved by the technical diving fraternity in the UK.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:51 pm
by ChuckyBob
http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/scuba-s ... 016887.htm

I personally would prefer one of these to a 15L.


Those 2 15's are being sold by Performance Diver ( they use a couple of TM names). Probably used rental tanks I guess.

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:19 pm
by MikeB
Yeah - the Pro-Dive "Smart Steels" are Eurosteel cylinders, made by ECS. I believe that the Sea Hornet cylinders are or were made by ECS (I think sea hornet has gone bust). The cylinders imported by Pro-Dive are only "approved for air use" as far as I'm aware. So if you are after Nitrox it will depend on the filler if they choose to do it or not. Welcome to our crazy gas rules!

Not many people are diving twin 15's here, we mostly dive 12's and take an extra bottom stage if the dive warrants it. As others have also said, fabers have been the choice of twin tanks for most of us. What sort of dives are you wanting them for? What is the rest of your team going to be diving?

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:52 pm
by AndrewRawlingson
MikeB wrote:Yeah - the Pro-Dive "Smart Steels" are Eurosteel cylinders, made by ECS. I believe that the Sea Hornet cylinders are or were made by ECS (I think sea hornet has gone bust). The cylinders imported by Pro-Dive are only "approved for air use" as far as I'm aware. So if you are after Nitrox it will depend on the filler if they choose to do it or not. Welcome to our crazy gas rules!


thanks, very useful info.

MikeB wrote:Not many people are diving twin 15's here, we mostly dive 12's and take an extra bottom stage if the dive warrants it. As others have also said, fabers have been the choice of twin tanks for most of us. What sort of dives are you wanting them for? What is the rest of your team going to be diving?


not wanting to twin up, just diving as a single 15L for recreational diving. no team, i usually dive solo :)

Re: Who makes Prodive Cylinders?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:47 pm
by MikeB
no team, i usually dive solo


Makes for lonely beers and sharn's post dive :o