Do you leave these straps on 24/7 or do you take them off to before you dive and then put them on again after?
ON all the time when at home or in the car. OFF when in the boat and when you dive, of course. I only use them to carry my tanks between my car and my apartment, since my parking spot is a little far from my home. That's the only use for them, to help you carry the tanks.
I would suggest taking the carrier off before diving. Otherwise you could get caught on something.
Remove them - it's easy to take them off and on.
These are carry straps only: You take them off before strapping the tank to your BC.
I am not a diver. I use the carrier for a 4500psi carbon fiber tank for my PCP Air rifle. Sorry I can't help much. I can tell you it is a great product.
take them off before and after the dive
MEI HWA F
I personally take off the strap when storing my tanks, but I don't see why you couldn't leave the straps on while you're storing your tanks.
Seriously? I use the straps just to transport when needed, though the handle on the tank strap comes in handy in a small boat, the shoulder strap is great when lugging gear a long distance and/or over rough terrain.
DAVID T P
I take mine off. I figure not getting it wet and risk clogging the velcro with debris will just make it last longer. I'm sure it could stand up to the water, just a personal preference. I used it to carry the tank to get it filled and the lady at the dive shop told me great the carrier was especially since I have a heavy steel tank. You won't regret getting one.
I take them off before diving.
They are taken off before diving. It is very easy to do with the Velcro straps. I recommend this product.
The straps come off when you attach it to your BCD. It is simply a shoulder/carry strap with handle for transporting.