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Checking Scuba Tanks for Hydro Dates

Checking scuba tanks for hydro dates is critical in the scuba diving industry.  “SCUBA” stands for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.”  Scuba cylinders contain the air that is your life support underwater. It is important for tanks to be inspected and safe to ensure your safety while diving.  Each tank has a series of codes on it and each has inspection and testing stickers. If those are out of date, no responsible, reputable dive shop will refill the tank. Visual inspections are required at least once per year to check for cuts, dents, stress lines, bulges, plating condition, a current hydrostatic test date, and signs of general abuse outside, and pits, corrosion, coating defects, neck cracks, and thread integrity inside. The inspector will also check for potential manufacturers’ recalls. If all is well, the inspectors puts the tank back together and applies a new sticker.

Hydrostatic testing (hydros) is required every five years.  This test must be conducted by a certified technician and essentially determines whether the tank is structurally sound and will not burst under pressure.

Venice Dive Center provides a variety of services to keep you diving and safe.  We send our tanks for Hydro Inspections, which need to be done every 5 years.  Visuals are done in the store, checking the exterior, interior and threads.  Staff can also clean your air tank to switch it to a nitrox tank, as well as apply nitrox wrap (sticker).  O-rings can be changed out as needed.

Air fills are available at Venice Dive Center (both air and nitrox).  Our nitrox banks are 36%, but can be mixed to lower percent for deeper dives. The shop also has both air and nitrox tanks available for rent.

Brandon is here to explain how to check your dive cylinder for service dates. Be sure to visit www.venicedivecenter.com to see how we can help you with your underwater needs.



Dive Turkey’s Sale Extended with Additions!

Venice Dive Turkey says to make sure you include Venice Dive Center in your shopping schedule this Friday, November 27th through Monday, November 30th.  With 20% off all in stock products, there are amazing opportunities to cross some gifts off your list.

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Atomic Aquatics M1 Regulator

 

Our most exceptional specials include the Atomic Aquatic M1 Regulator at $499, regularly $719.95.  The M1 employs state of art metals.  Monel parts are used internally in the first stage for high strength, corrosion-resistance and oxygen compatibility.  If you are considering a higher end regulator for an amazing price, search no further.  This price is available through Monday, November 30th at 6pm.


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Interested in a new camera? How about a SeaLife Camera for 40% off?  Capture photos of your favorite underwater friends at a remarkable price.

SeaLife Camera
SeaLife Camera

 

 

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CLASS SPECIAL!


 

At 20% of our In-Stock products, there are many choices of fun NEW items in our store:

New Blue Octo Masks

New Blue Octo Masks

New Bare Gloves
New Stahlsac Dive Bags

 

 

 

 

New Bare Dive Gloves
New Bare Dive Gloves

 

How about a Venice Dive Center T-Shirt for $10

Venice Dive Center T-shirt
Venice Dive Center T-shirt

 


 

Great Deal on Steel 108cuft Tanks at $250!

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Steel 108cuft Tanks

 

And everyone can use Fill Cards!

Fill Cards
Fill Cards


Get Your Scuba Gear On Sale!

3 Reasons to have a SaleJoin Venice Dive Center as we CELEBRATE!  3 years ago , 2012, the current owners purchased the Venice Scuba Quest store, renaming it “Scuba Quest of Venice”.  At the one year anniversary, May 2013, the shop changed it’s name to Venice Dive Center.  Last year, on the 2 year anniversary, the shop moved to it’s current location at 902 S Tamiami Trail in Nokomis.

A lot may have changed in a matter of 3 years, but the essence and adoration for Scuba Diving and the ocean has not.  The staff at Venice Dive Center strives to bring you the experience you have come to expect, the equipment you depend on, and the comradery to share in your passion. We thank you for your support of the past 3 years and GRACIOUSLY THANK those that have served their country as we remember them on this Memorial Day weekend.

 

*20% OFF everything in the store, excluding tanks, weights, cameras and classes.
*30% OFF Sea Life Cameras

CLASS SPECIAL!

 

 

 

 



St. Patty’s Day Sale!

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Need new scuba gear?  Venice Dive Center is hosting a St. Patty’s Day sale in preparation for Spring!

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Stop by Saturday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 17th to enjoy 20% off store-wide.

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*Excludes tanks, weights, cameras and classes.