If you last filled and tested your scuba tank in 2007, at Prest-ige Dive School in Boksburg – be ready for problems.
I yesterday took my tank to be filled – last tested in May 2007 and stamped 07.2 (year 2007 quarter 2). They refused to fill the tank indicating that it must first be tested, saying that 07.2 now indicates that the tank was last tested in February 2007. One employee informed me that this new rule, to stamp the tank the year and month it was last tested, was implemented after May 2007. The more I try to argue the point that you cannot use this logic the more he refused. Another employee then advised that they commenced this new rule in January 2008 ???. So – if your tank was last tested in December 2007 – stamped 07.4 – you will have to have it tested again from April onwards (money making racket?). I requested the contact number of the owner of the shop as well as the number of the controlling body to obtain clarity but was refused both numbers. Being informed that the owner was on her way I waited outside. After a while one of the employees came to me, and said that they will stamp the tank 2008.02 (no test performed?) and fill it with no charge to me. ?? Would not say why the sudden change of attitude.