A scuba tank carrier by Shark Bite Scuba®

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Your scuba tank trolley uses interchangeable tires

Beach and Shore Diving

The majority of beach and shore dives commonly begin the same way. The first leg of your journey is the same for a California beach dive, crystal clear spring in Florida, shores of the Great Lakes, or a flooded quarry in the heartland of America.

  • Divers park their vehicle in a parking lot or on the street

  • Dive gear is unloaded from a vehicle and secured to your Tank Dolly®

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

  • Divers roll their Tank Dolly® across the parking lot or down the street to a sidewalk that may lead to a dirt path or a rocky trail, and ultimately to your point of entry

If your Tank Dolly® will not be used to roll gear across the sand; use All-Terrain Tires

  • Sand Tires are required to roll your Tank Dolly® over deep soft sand

  • Sand Tires are not limited to solely crossing sand

  • Sand Tires traverse any terrain such as a rocky trail, a dirt path with potholes, stairs, snow, mud, and a perfectly smooth asphalt parking lot

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Sand Tires or All-Terrain Tires for beach and shore diving?

Make an informed choice before spending your hard earned money

  • Sand Tires are 3 times more expensive than All-Terrain Tires and not always required for a beach dive

  • If your dive plan requires the divers to gear-up on a solid surface, then walk across the sand into the surf-zone; use All-Terrain Tires   


  • If your Tank Dolly® will be rolled over the sand to reach your point-of-entry, then gear-up; use Sand Tires

  • Divers may choose to lock their Tank Dolly® to a fixed object along a solid path due to there's not a fixed object available on the sand or near the point-of-entry

  • 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

New to beach and shore diving?

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

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