What is MiniDive and who are we ?
MiniDive is a French company that designs, manufactures and sells mini-scuba tanks in over 70 countries.
Our aim is to democratise snorkeling by offering easy-to-use products accessible to the largest number of people.
All our tanks, mini-compressors and accessories are tested before shipping and are designed to ensure maximum comfort and safety to their users.
MiniDive is also a company developing equipment solutions for specific or military needs.
Presentation of our tanks
They exist in two different finishes: Aluminium or Carbon.
Their volume is between 0.2 L (12 cu in) and 2 L (122 cu in) for an autonomy going from 3 minutes to 40 minutes.
The first range of products for underwater exploration includes cylinders equipped with a hose and a regulator:
The aluminum tanks, MiniDive Pro (0.5 L / 30 cu in) and Pro+ (0.8 L / 49 cu in) are dressed in a navy blue leather protection. These tanks have been in use since the beginning of MiniDive, more than 5 years ago.
They have a working pressure of 200 bar (3000 psi).
The carbon tanks, MiniDive Carbon (0.5 L / 30 cu in), Carbon+ (1.1 L / 67 cu in) and Carbon Max (2 L / 122 cu in) are protected by an epoxy finish.
Carbon tanks are lighter and smaller (for comparable size) than aluminum tanks. However, they can hold more air thanks to a higher working pressure of 300 bar (4500 psi).
All our tanks are equipped with the same valve (DIN type) which makes them interchangeable.
It is therefore possible to use our regulators on both aluminum and carbon tanks. This makes it possible to change an empty tank for a full one quickly and easily while keeping the same regulator.
For people who want to dive several times in a row, we offer the possibility to buy the tank alone without having to buy a new regulator.
The second range of products for discovery and safety includes our very small tanks with regulator heads:
These are new products recently launched in 2021.
These tanks, very small and very light, are used directly in the mouth thanks to their regulator heads and provide a few minutes of autonomy. On average, 3 minutes for the 0.2 L (12 cu in) aluminum tank (about 1.5 lbs) and 5 minutes for the 0.35 L (21 cu in) carbon tank.
Presentation of our compressed air filling equipment
All our tanks have a working pressure ranging from 200 to 300 bar (3000 to 4500 psi) depending on the type of tank.
As the pressure is really high (about 100 times higher than in a car tire), we are obligated to propose specific filling equipment adapted to this high pressure.
Our filling systems also guarantee a good quality of breathable compressed air by being equipped with filters specially developed for this application.
We offer 4 filling methods for our tanks:
- The hand pump: it is easy to use and can be used almost everywhere (does not require electricity). Very light and easy to carry, we recommend its use for small volumes of tanks (less than or equal to 0.5 L / 30 cu in).
- Filling stations: they allow you to refill MiniDive tanks from a large diving cylinder. The station serves as a connection between the large tank and the MiniDive to transfer compressed air. In order to fit all diving tanks, they are available in two models: DIN and Yoke.
- The 12 V mini compressor: small and light (5 kg / 11 lbs), it allows to go up to 300 bar (4500 psi) by simply pressing a button. Very easy to use, it can be powered by a 12 V battery (car or boat) or directly by a normal mains socket (220 V or 110 V) by taking the option with the converter. It is capable of filling tanks with a volume between 0.2 L (12 cu in) and 0.8 L (49 cu in).
- The 220 V (or 110 V depending on the model) compressor: powerful and robust, it is capable of filling quickly any MiniDive tank. Easily transportable thanks to its handle, it is possible to refill several tanks in a row by opting for its large filter cartridge.
What we offer - ready to dive packs
All of our products are available individually, but in order to make the most of its potential, a tank must be accompanied by a filling equipment. That's why we offer ready-to-dive packages.
By associating a tank with its most suitable filling method(s), we ensure you the best combination to refill your tank.
But above all, we allow you to discover the beauty of the underwater world by swimming as freely as possible with the fishes.
We are also at your disposal before and after receiving your products.
Whether it is for a technical question, a problem or a simple information, we are reachable by email or by phone from Monday to Friday.
In collaboration with different partners around the world, we are continuously working on new products to offer a richer experience and greater security.
Our products comply with all mandatory standards in force.
The user manuals of our products as well as the various safety instructions are available in both French and English.