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mm2002
11-18-2007, 21:23
What is an aluminum "super 82" tank? I was talking about equipment with an old friend who's been diving for over 20 years, when he told me that this is the tank he has. I didn't think anything about it, but I can find no reference to it anywhere on the web. What the heck is it?

Soonerwink
11-18-2007, 21:29
I have never heard of it. But I have only been diving for 6 years.

Flatliner
11-19-2007, 08:33
I could be wrong but I would guess that he meant a Super 80 which is a luxfer tank that holds a true 80 cf at 3300 psi

mm2002
11-19-2007, 09:29
The only other reference I've found is on Captain Bruces (Hawaii) website. It references super 82's and super 100's.

"In fact, we have new rental gears available for you that include well balanced Sherwood Magnum regulators and Silhouette BCD's. We also have dive computers issued to certified divers at no extra charge. We make use of 3 mm wet suits to protect you from lower water temperatures especially during the spring season. Captain Bruce's Extreme Comfort Diving also makes use of the biggest air tanks available for full-length dives with its Super 82's and Super 100's air tanks."


Not that big of a deal, and I'll find out more when my friend gets down here. Just interesting.

mm2002
11-22-2007, 15:56
I could be wrong but I would guess that he meant a Super 80 which is a luxfer tank that holds a true 80 cf at 3300 psi

You're right! Thanks!
Turns out it's a super 80, but I guess they (where he's from) call them 82's because they can get 82 in 'em.

quasimoto
11-22-2007, 18:19
I have used one and they are also a bigger diameter than a regular AL80.

mm2002
11-22-2007, 18:43
Yes, and a tad shorter too.

Soonerwink
11-22-2007, 22:12
They may be steel tanks and can add the 10 percent to the fills.