by William King
Published: 21 January 2021 (9 months ago)

Bill’s Original Hand Made Tank Tab In White Oak

Made from white oak, the tank tab is marked with your name and gas mix. Simply tie or affix the tab with the included lanyard to your cylinder and voila! The blender in the gas station will easily identify your cylinder and know exactly what gas mix you require. Obviously you will need to analyse the mix after filling as per standard etiquette.


As we progress life’s path, illnesses and ailments become the norm and as a diver, such complaints may require the use of a Nitrox blend as your default breathing gas. We all know that Nitrox will extend your bottom time and NDL, but those divers with a varying smorgasbord of conditions may be advised by their dive doctor to breathe an enriched mix while still using air tables. Bill is one of them and to help ensure he gets the correct mix each time, he made is own tank tab with name and mix printed onto it.

The idea of offering the tank tab for sale was conceived by Bill King and Mark Lewis over a couple of beers and a bottle of Merlot around the crackling chiminea at our recent Porthkerris trip, Bill’s Original Tank Tab is a bespoke system to ensure your scuba cylinder is filled with the correct mix for your diving.

Bill Says

“I’ve been using my system for many years and it works a treat. In fact, some filling stations applaud me as they say it makes their job easier. I’m surprised no-one has thought of it before. And on that note, no-robbing my idea! Prostate Cancer UK is close to my heart and and I’m happy to support them in any way I can.”

Bill King

Prostate Cancer UK

Bill’s chosen charity is Prostate Cancer UK and every single penny of your purchase will go to this charity.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years.

Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).

Prostate Cancer UK

How To Order

All tank tabs are bespoke and available on a pre-order basis. Estimated turnaround times are 7 to 14 calendar days. Simply contact Bill to discuss your requirements.


Because of the limitation of characters in the name field on the tab, Bill will use his own judgement as whether to use your first name and/or last name, or just two initials. If you want a nickname or three letter initials by example, either use the order notes on the Order Form and Bill will be happy to help.

Additional Information

  • Weight : 0.25 KG
  • Dimensions : 15 x 6 x 1 CM
  • Options : Air, 28%, 30%, 32%, 36%, 40%, 50%, Oxygen, Trimix

Order Processing, Price &amp Payment

The price of each tank tab is just £5.95 each, be it collection from Bill directory or sent by post.

On your order confirmation, Bill will give you his bank details and you can send him the moneys direct. of course, if you want to add a few pennies to Prostate Cancer UK as an additional donation, Bill will be most humbled.

Product Returns

Important. In accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and as a bespoke item, Bill cannot except any returns as the money raised will have already been sent to Prostate Cancer UK. Should there be a genuine error in his production such as spelling error or indeed the item is faulty in some other way, then Bill will gladly send a replacement. If you have any questions you wish to ask before confirming your order, please use the Order Form notes.