Regulators

What do you have and why? Looking to buy some equipment but got some question? Post here.

What regs do you own?

Apeks
17
31%
Apollo
2
4%
Atomic
1
2%
Aqualung/USD/Spiro/Seaquest
11
20%
Dacor
1
2%
Dive Rite
0
No votes
Mares
4
7%
Oceanics
4
7%
Posiedon
2
4%
Salvo
0
No votes
Scubapro
9
17%
Sherwood
1
2%
Zeagal
2
4%
 
Total votes : 54

Regulators

Postby Packhorse » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:14 pm

What kind of regulators do you use?
Are they DIN or Joke?
Why do you use them and if you were going to replace them what would you replace them with?

I have a small collection of scubapros (well not so small now).Most DIN
I fell in love with them after buying my 1st SP a M50 2nd and a MK20 1st.
I then brought a pair of MK25s and S600s for my doubles.
I saw a G250 and MK10 on trade me for $110 so I couldnt pass that up.
Then I saw a unused D350 on TM cheap as well and had always wanted to try one.
Today I brought another G250 and MK 20 ultra light. I love the G250's they breath so well.
I should point out that these are for me and my better half (as soon as she starts diving again) not just myself.
I brought them all second hand and cost me less than what a good quality 1st ,2nd and back up would cost new.
I have learnt how to service them and have a supplyer for kits saving me even more.
But now im on the look out for an older metal cased SP 2nd.
I have also always liked the Apeks range too but these always seem to hold a high price second hand. For some reason the Scubapros seem very underrated here and sell cheap second hand.

If you have multiple reg brands please just vote for your favorite.
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Postby Azza » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:50 pm

Apeks DS4's with Oceanic Delta 3's x 2 (DIN)
Oceanic CDx5 with Delta 3 primary and backup x 2 (yoke)
Aqualung SEA with Micra 2nds x 1. (yoke)

I love apeks regs, they are nice to use and easy to use and nice to service. I prefer Oceanic Delta 3's as they are a simple bullet proof second stage, easy to service, breathe nice and are small.

The Oceanic CDx5 is a good reg, well worth the money although I would prefer the environmentally sealed version.
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Postby Flipper » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:12 pm

I was brought up on Apeks, and am currently running a pair of DIN fitting DS4 1st stages with TX100 seconds.

Before the DS4 1st stages I used to have a TX50 1st & second stage. The swivel turret could be useful when uusing a single bottle, but I prefer the minimalist approach of the DS4.

I've got a great respect for Scubapro regs, and whenever I've used them they've been great, but I guess I've just invested too much time with Apeks and know exactly how they perform, particularly at depth.

The Apeks 2nd stages can also be opened up under water if they get dragged in the sand or whatever. Scubapro can do this as well. Can you do this with any other make of reg??
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Postby Xman » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:47 pm

We are not all like you packhorse. Some of us use differing brand sof reg. I picked the favourite of my regs for the poll. My Apeks ATX200.

I have a Scubapro Mk20/D400
an Apeks ATX200 first and 2nd,
and an Aqualung reg which name I don't recall right now.
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Postby Packhorse » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:59 pm

Xman wrote:We are not all like you packhorse. Some of us use differing brand sof reg.

I also have a Micra adjustable :D
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Postby BayFrogman » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:37 pm

ooops clicked the wrong button I don't own apollo
I own Atomic, Oceanic and Sherwood
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Postby DiveDiva » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:39 pm

Hi BayFrogman!

Welcome to the forum!

Which of your regs is Oceanic?

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Postby Andy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:47 pm

I polled scubapro as I've got three MK17/R390s.

Though I've also got Mares and Dacor regs.
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Postby DiveDiva » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:11 pm

I also have scubapro - MK25 S550 and R190 :D


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Postby Andy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:17 pm

DiveDiva wrote:I also have scubapro - MK25 S550 and R190


<start whining geek voice>

ah, well... the MK25. well, you wouldn't want to be diving that in cold water would you. the piston design is inherently incapable of being environmentally sealed and will require more servicing......

ok, i'll get my coat :roll:
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Re: Regulators

Postby Andy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:20 pm

Packhorse wrote:I have also always liked the Apeks range too but these always seem to hold a high price second hand. For some reason the Scubapros seem very underrated here and sell cheap second hand.


The S/pro MK17 is essentially a DS4 clone, and I've had a lot of trouble free diving with my three sets.

Become an instructor if you really want Apeks - the instructor regs (essential a DS4 + ATX100) are cheaper than a service... but you can only buy two sets a year, I think.
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Postby Xman » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:21 pm

Andy wrote:
DiveDiva wrote:I also have scubapro - MK25 S550 and R190


<start whining geek voice>

ah, well... the MK25. well, you wouldn't want to be diving that in cold water would you. the piston design is inherently incapable of being environmentally sealed and will require more servicing......

ok, i'll get my coat :roll:


:lol: Just as well we don't have cold water in New Zealand then huh?
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Postby DiveDiva » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:27 pm

Not as cold as England, where the bloody thing free-flowed!!

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Postby Andy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:30 pm

DiveDiva wrote:Not as cold as England, where the bloody thing free-flowed!!


I'm not surprised!!! Nice warm water reg, though - they do breathe very nicely.
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Postby Ristari » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:10 pm

I don't own my own regs yet... you need that option in the poll! I am reading what others have with interest though. Hope to get my own by the end of the year (maybe...!).
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