last time i checked with Dive Pros they charge seperately for hydro and a vip when sending tanks out for hydros. it is cheaper at MBT and it does not take as long.jstbad (10/15/2007)Let me know if they charge you extra for the visual inspection too. I had one or two tanks have the hydro and one just needed the vis, when all was said and done i was charged for two hydros and 3 visual inspections. I thought the visual was thrown in during the hydro since they have to look it over in order to do the hydro. At least that was what I've had to pay for in the past.
Dive shops have overhead and stuff to pay. Luckily they are here when you need them for something. Also, if you want the warranty, you got to get it from an authorized dealer or you get no warranty. With my kind of luck, I'll spend the extra dough and have the warranty.jspooney (11/6/2007)yes Dive pro's does charge seperately for a viz and a Hydro...If you ask me it is a rip-off. I understand some things are out of the control of the dive shop...but they got you by the quavo's and know you only have a few options. I wish I could find a dive shop who would be reasonable in their pricing. Why can people buy things online for a third to half the price as a local store? I don't buy a bunch of stuff but when I do...I'll have to seriously consider online if the local shops are so high!