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Question Dive Tank Air Fills?

Looking for someone that will fill dive tanks preferably in the Chestertown,Md. area.
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Re: Dive Tank Air Fills

I don't know of anyone over there. In your place I'd check with your local marinas to track down divers that clean boat bottoms and see who they use. Some will use hookas which doesn't help, but some may have their own compressors and you might be able to work something out.

If you get to Annapolis you can use Chesapeake Underwater Sports in Eastport -- walkable from dinghy docks but flaky hours so call ahead. If you are an SSCA member the Annapolis cruising station (me) will give you a lift to Annapolis Scuba Center for fills there.
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"someone that will fill "
Here in the litigious United States?
No, really, your best bet is the Yellow Pages or the web looking for a local dive shop. That gives you a good chance (sadly not a great one) of getting a clean dry fill, as long as your tanks are within hydro and VIP, and you've got a c-card. WIthout all three of those, most shops won't touch 'em.
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No, really, your best bet is the Yellow Pages or the web looking for a local dive shop.
There aren't any near Chestertown MD.
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Apparently that's the problem with living in Paradise, he'd have to drive to Dover or Annapolis, or buy his own rig. I have a friend with ten tanks--literally. So at least when he takes "a tank" for a fill, he makes the run way less often. At least four tanks on any trip.
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"someone that will fill "
Here in the litigious United States?
No, really, your best bet is the Yellow Pages or the web looking for a local dive shop. That gives you a good chance (sadly not a great one) of getting a clean dry fill, as long as your tanks are within hydro and VIP, and you've got a c-card. WIthout all three of those, most shops won't touch 'em.
Tanks recently VIPed
Tanks just passed its 5 yr. Hydro
C-card since 1973 with SSI(formely NASDS)
NACD Cave cert.(but who cares up here)

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"SSI(formely NASDS)"
I thought SSI bought out NASDS, I guess you mean your c-card was NASDS, and since NASDS is gone, you've bought the replacement from SSI?

I have a trust issue with tank fills. I've had too much "stuff" found in tanks that were only refilled at highly respected authorized yadayada dive shops. But a home compressor ain't cheap.
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"SSI(formely NASDS)"
I thought SSI bought out NASDS, I guess you mean your c-card was NASDS, and since NASDS is gone, you've bought the replacement from SSI?
SSI :: SSI Scuba Schools International :: take your dive @ diveSSI.com

I believe I was one of the last NASDS card holders whom took advantage of this offer from SSI..

NASDS converstion to SSI 'Open Water' C-Card
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My NASDS card fell apart a long time ago. If you know the old joke about the regimental condom, I felt very much like the Scotsman when I had to show it someplace. On the other hand, I also though the price was damned step for a 25c plastic card, more than many states charge for a fancy high-security driver's license.

But just this last year I broke down and bought one from them, figuring sooner of later, the SSI option won't be available either, at any price. (And I'm damned if I'll wear the PADI colors. (G)
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