A scuba tank carrier by Shark Bite Scuba®

A scuba tank carrier by Shark Bite Scuba®

A scuba tank carrier by Shark Bite Scuba®A scuba tank carrier by Shark Bite Scuba®

Use your Tank Dolly® to roll your heaviest gear

The walk to your boat or dive site may exceed a half-mile (800 m) round trip

The average weight of wet scuba gear carried for a cold water dive:

  • Scuba tank: 53 pounds (24 kg) ⏤ with gauges, 1st and 2nd stages attached

  • BCD: 10 pounds (4.5 kg)

  • Fins: 6 pounds (2.7 kg)

  • Add 10 pounds (4.5 kg) to the above list of gear to include your exposure suit, hood, gloves, booties, mask, snorkel, flashlights, knives, compass, finger spool, and SMB 

Weight belt: 18 pounds (8.2 kg):

  • Based on a 180-pound (81.6 kg) diver wearing a 6 mm wetsuit

  • ⚠️Total weight: 97 pounds (44 kg)


Use your Tank Dolly® to roll your heaviest gear

Walking to your dive site is not the problem; After all, exercise is recommended for all divers

  • The problem is 80 pounds (36.2 kg) of scuba gear strapped to your back, shoulders, and waist create an unbalanced upper body

  • This unnatural distribution of weight causes poor posture and increases the risk of injury

  • Image this ⏤ After a physically exhausting day of beach diving, you must carry 80 pounds (36.2 kg) of gear to your vehicle  

  • You may traverse an asphalt parking lot, concrete sidewalk, curbs, stairs, rocky trail, gravel road, a dirt path with potholes, wet boat ramp, mud, snow, and deep, soft sand  

  • The Tank Dolly® will traverse all of the above terrains

Walking uphill with scuba gear is strenuous

  • The walk back to your vehicle is always uphill when you are at sea level


Use your Tank Dolly® to roll your heaviest gear

Make a dive plan

  • If you are unfamiliar with your dive site, access map software such as Google Earth or Maps in satellite mode

  • Map software will show if a fixed object is available to lock your Tank Dolly® to if left unattended

  • Lock to a fixed object such as a fence, post, rail, bench, table, or a lifeguard tower (check with the lifeguard before locking to their tower)

  • Secure the cable with a combination lock

Important message from Shark Bite Scuba®

⚠️Shark Bite Scuba’s beach, shore, and open water diving tips are not intended to replace an accredited scuba diving certification course offered by agencies such as PADI, NAUI, or SSI, but are presented as safety guidelines, as well as an introduction to integrating The Tank Dolly® into scuba diving.