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SCUBA CYLINDERS

Two Styles: Scuba cylinders come in two main styles: Aluminum or Steel   

Steel Cylinders are much more negatively buoyant and are often used by technical divers.  They are much more expensive then the Aluminum Cylinders.

Scuba Cylinders - Aquatic Adventures Northern VA

Aluminum is by far the most popular.  It is far less expensive.  In addition the vast majority of Dive Resorts use Aluminum Cylinders.  By using local cylinders that are similar to what you use on vacation you master the characteristics of the cylinder and have far fewer adjustment problems.

Steel Cylinders are much more negatively buoyant and are often used by technical divers.  They are much more expensive then the Aluminum Cylinders.

The most common size Aluminum Cylinders are 80 cubic Feet or 63 cubic feet.

 

Steel Cylinders are much more negatively buoyant and are often used by technical divers.  They are also much more expensive then the Aluminum Cylinders.  These cylinders are often used by technical divers.

VALVES:

Scuba Valves - Aquatic Adventures N VA K Valve
The K Valve is the most common valve found on Aluminum Cylinders.  It is a simple on - off valve.  It attaches to regulators that have a yoke style fitting.
Scuba DIN-K Valve - Aquatic Adventures DC Area Scuba Valve Insert - Aquatic Adventures N Virginia

Convertible K Valve:
A newer type of K Valve the Convertible K Valve is becoming very popular.  This valve has an insert that can be removed as shown above.  With the insert installed the valve fits yoke style regulators.  With the insert removed the valve will adapt to DIN style regulators.

 

PONY BOTTLES:
Pony Bottles are smaller cylinders (6 cf, 13 cf, 30 cf) that are used as a redundant air source in the case of running out of air.  These smaller cylinders are carried in addition to the main cylinder and have a separate regulator.
Pony Bottles - Aquatic Adventures DC Metor Area

 We have a full line of 80 cf & 63 cf cylinders in stock.  We have several colors in stock.

We have both K Valves and Convertible K Valves in stock.

We carry 6 cf, 13 cf & 30 cf Pony Bottles.

All of our cylinders come with both visual and hydrostatic Inspections. 

Click here to read an article on Scuba Cylinders on our Blog Site