Every serious diver decided to open the tank when he finally arrived. The tank is usually the last item on the diver's purchase list. Buying new products and using them at high cost can have their own problems [and soon there will be more problems].
There are a few tanks in your garage that are hard to beat and ready to go when diving opportunities arise. This is especially true if you don't live near a dive shop and most of the dive you do is remote.
The primary reason for owning your own tank is convenience. I am very happy not to book a rent, pick them up, and then return them to the store after diving. You can easily refill the tank.
If you are looking for a deal, then using it is a viable option. That being said, you need to avoid some pitfalls when buying used tanks. The best way is to buy used tanks from a dive shop. For offers, check out craigslist or local diving boards.
The key to a successful purchase is from
The tank has a current…