Opinions on Smaco versus Minidive
In order to help you in your choice of tank, here is an article comparing two brands offering this kind of products: MiniDive and Smaco.
When you are looking for a solution to be able to breathe underwater and thus explore the underwater world, the first idea is to turn to a scuba tank.
But for a few years now, an innovative solution has been emerging, in order to open up scuba diving to as many people as possible: the mini scuba tank.
What are the differences between Smaco and Minidive (materials, design...)
The main difference between a MiniDive tank and a smaco tank is the way the product is used. The MiniDive tank will be held by a harness at the level of your torso while the smaco scuba tank will only be held by the strength of your jaw.
In addition, it is important to look at the choice offered by the two brands. MiniDive offers many variations of cylinder volume (7, compared to 2 for Smaco), allowing the customer to find the most appropriate solution for his application. This wide range of products allows to have quite interesting average autonomies, since for a 0,8 L bottle, you will be able to stay about 12 minutes under water and even go up to 40 minutes with a 2 L bottle.
Which is the easiest mini tank to handle?
Regarding the handling of the equipment, MiniDive provides with each product, precise and detailed instructions, in order to use the products safely. You just have to put the tank on your chest with the help of the harness, take the regulator in your mouth and jump into the water to enjoy the underwater world.
What accessories should I use with my mini scuba tank?
As far as accessories are concerned, it will be the same as for the choice of cylinders, since unlike Smaco, MiniDive offers in addition to the manual pump and the filling station, compressors (12 V and 220 V) to fill your cylinders quickly and effortlessly.
MiniDive also offers a wide range of accessories to complete your equipment such as a safety buoy, mouthpieces for children or waterproof boxes for your keys ...
What is the best price for a mini scuba tank?
In terms of price, buying a smaco tank or a MiniDive tank will be about the same, given the difference between the products and services offered. If you want to have the choice among a larger range of products with many variations, the logical choice will be MiniDive. You will have access to many technologies that allow you to breathe underwater and practice scuba diving at a lower cost.
To give an opinion on Smaco: The cylinders are at affordable prices but the customer can face a lack of choice whether it is at the level of the cylinders or the means of filling. To complete this Smaco review, we must also talk about the quality of service offered by the Chinese brand. The customer may wonder about the quality of the products and have doubts about the after-sales service. Indeed, it will be easier to contact the MiniDive team, which is based in France, in case of problems or questions.
The wide range of MiniDive products guarantees customers a large number of combinations, in order to find the most suitable solution to their needs.
The attractiveness of MiniDive lies in the quality and diversity of its products and services and allows them to stand out from its main competitors such as Scorkl, Smaco or Karbones.
Moreover, in order to guarantee the maximum safety to its users, MiniDive provides with each of its products a manual including the instructions of use and safety. This allows the user to dive in the best possible conditions, and to enjoy the maximum safety.
Whether it's for recreational use, exploring a cove and contemplating the aquatic fauna that lurks there, or for more specific use, such as checking the hull of a boat, checking an anchor or untangling a line caught in a propeller, MiniDive is the ideal and indispensable accessory for your maritime outings.
In any case, whether it is a smaco or a MiniDive tank, the purchase will be much less expensive than a standard dive tank and its use will be much simpler.
In addition, the proposed filling methods allow you to be completely autonomous and to fill your tank anywhere, anytime.