Subsalve Lift Bags | Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Minneapolis and Eagan, Minnesota locations.  
Scuba Center is a SAM ( formerly CCR ) registered supplier for the United States Government.  Our customers include: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Federal Government Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams, Fire Departments, State and Local Government agencies, Commercial Diving Companies, School Districts, Television and Movie production companies, and many others.
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Subsalve Lift Bags

Subsalve Lift Bags | There's a Subsalve Lift Bag for everyone, including: Commercial Divers, Public Safety Divers, Recreational Divers, Special Effects / Production Companies,... | Shop for lift bags online or at Scuba Center in Eagan, MinnesotaThe design of the current Subsalve lift bag had its beginnings in 1977 when the company was chosen by the US Navy to produce a range of standard open and closed bags. Their continued work on cutting edge projects allowed for the development of their unique lift bag shape and the high-performance products in the Subsalve line today. Subsalve designs have evolved with the advancement of technology and materials and will continue to rise to the needs of their diverse clientele. They are committed to the tradition of research, development and comprehensive hands-on testing that has made the Subsalve company the clear leader in underwater lift bags.

There's a Subsalve Lift Bag for everyone, including:

  • Commercial/Salvage Divers

  • Recreational Divers

  • Public Safety Divers

  • Military/Governments

  • Scientific researchers

  • Media/Entertainment Stunt Coordinators and Special Effects

Quad Bags (Multi-Purpose Lift Bags)

Subsalve USA Quad Bags | Lift Bags available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota 

Subsalve USA Quad Bags Chart |

Designed as a multi-purpose bag that can be used as a lift bag, an upline float, drybag, or an inflatable dive flag/float.

SUBSALVE USA Quad Bags are manufactured of high-strength, lightweight, vinyl-coated nylon fabric and roll up small enough to carry on every dive. They are screened on both sides with a bright red "divers down" flag for high visibility, and are equipped with an oral inflator and an optional lanyard-operated dump valve.

A must for tech divers, wreck divers, beach and boat divers.

All SUBSALVE USA Quad Bags are equipped with:

  • Velcro tie strap

  • Bottom waterproof closure

  • Brass snap

  • Oral inflator

Quad bags available in four sizes: 50 lb., 100 lb., 200 lb.


Commercial Bags (Open Bottom)

Subsalve USA Commercial Bags | Commercial Diving Lift Bags | Commercial Diving Equipment sales in Minnesota 

Subsalve USA Commercial Bags Chart | Lift Bags

Commercial Lift Bags are especially suited for remote locations or for deployment from small craft.

SUBSALVE USA Commercial Lift Bags are capable of being used by a single diver. These heavy-duty lift bags are ideal for use in light salvage, object recovery, construction, and scientific applications.

Manufactured from heavy-duty nylon fabric coated with urethane for:
  • High strength

  • Very resistant to abrasion

  • Not affected by most petro-chemicals

  • UV resistant

  • The Commercial Lift Bags have 6000 lb. rated strength, resin-treated nylon lift straps sewn directly to the bottom of the lift bag, and has a safe working ratio of 6:1.

All SUBSALVE USA Commercial Lift Bags are equipped with:
  • Subsalve Plunger Dump Valve (which provides air control with a push-button knob at the top of the bag and a lanyard at the bottom of the bag)

  • 1/4" NPT inflation port (for remote filling or multiple bag manifolding or to install our optional brass quick disconnect)

Commercial Lift Bags available in three sizes: 100 lb., 200 lb., 500 lb.


Enclosed Bags

Very adaptive to a broad range of flotation needs where objects are to be floated close to the surface.

SUBSALVE USA Enclosed Flotation Bags' totally-enclosed "pillow" shape allows the bag to be used in any position upright or flat, outside or inside of structures. There are a multitude of rigging combinations. Perfect for vessel salvage, automobile recovery and emergency Rotation systems for ships, aircraft, submersibles and ROVs.

All EFBs can be used with a single pick point with the shackle supplied on the bottom of the bag. EFBs can also be inverted to use the two stainless steel rings on the top of the bag with two pick points.

SUBSALVE USA Enclosed Flotation Bags | Lift Bags Popular for Commercial and Public Safety Diving Applications 

SUBSALVE USA Enclosed Flotation Bags |

SUBSALVE USA Enclosed Flotation Bags leave the manufacturing facility equipped with all necessary hardware and are ready for immediate use.

Each SUBSALVE USA Enclosed Flotation Bag is tested prior to shipping, and must pass rigorous U.S. Department of Defense standards.

Constructed of heavy-duty, ballistic-rated nylon fabric coated with urethane, this specially-coated fabric is:
  • High-strength

  • Very resistant to abrasion

  • Not affected by most petro-chemicals

  • UV resistant

  • EFB design incorporates a heavy nylon lift harness built into the body of the lift bag, and has a safe working ratio of 6:1.

All SUBSALVE USA EFBs are equipped with:
  • 3/4" NPT inflation/deflation port

  • Equipped with brass quick disconnect for inflation

  • Pressure relief valves set to release at 2.5 psi above ambient pressure

  • Enough pressure relief valves are installed in each bag to allow expanding air to vent should a free ascent occur

Special Order. Please allow additional lead time.


Equip your team for Public Safety Diving | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota VRS2000 Vehicle Recovery System Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota has the equipment you need to prepare your team for Water Rescue missions

The VRS 2000 is the first and only self-contained underwater vehicle recovery system available today.

Using state-of-the-art design materials and manufacturing processes, this all-purpose system is designed to be portable for rapid deployment, and is the result of an 18-year evolutionary process drawing from hundreds of product applications, combined with technological advancements.

SUBSALVE USA engineers and technicians have worked with the commercial and public safety diving communities to develop and refine this system, not just on the drawing board, but in the water on recoveries.

Subsalve VRS2000 Vehicle Recovery System | Popular for Commercial and Public Safety Diving Applications | Shop for lift bags and other Public Safety Diving Equipment online and at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota

With the lift rings spaced at 40" apart and the carabiner on the end of the chain, attachment to the front and rear bumper or shock brackets of most vehicles is quick and easy.
Subsalve VRS2000 Vehicle Recovery System | Features two Subsalve enclosed lift bags
This design also enable the bags to be rigged to cradle the car by connecting the two 3' chains together to pass under the vehicle. The lift bags are equipped with a pressure relief valve in each corner to prevent blow-up and also to allow the diver to manually vent the bag from any corner. A 3/4" brass ball valve is located at the top center of each lift bag to allow for rapid deflation.

The VRS 2000 System features include:
  • 2-2000 lb. enclosed flotation bags equipped with a pocket to contain an 80 cu. ft. aluminum scuba cylinder.

  • The lift bags are manufactured from a high-strength, urethane-coated, nylon fabric which is highly abrasion, oil, and UV resistant.

  • The air cylinder is connected to the lift bag with a scuba yoke and hose assembly with a one-way check valve to allow for easy tank changes while preventing any loss of air from the bag.

  • The attachment design includes 2 stainless steel lift rings on the top and 2 on the bottom of the bag, allowing the lift bag to be rigged either flat or upright.

  • The bottom lift rings are each equipped with a 3' length of 1/4" galvanized proof coil chain with a stainless steel snap carabiner on the end.

VRS 2000 ( US Patent No. 5,755,172)- Vehicle Recover System (includes 2-2000 lb. enclosed flotation bags).
  • Each lift bag assembly is stored and folds back into a heavy-duty, zippered carrying case with nylon handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.

  • The VRS 2000 System comes complete with all of the components packed into two carrying cases, each of which measures 51 " long by 20" high by 10" wide and weighs approximately 65 lbs.

Special Order. Please allow additional lead time.
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While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate.