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Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.

Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Cressi’s MC9 attracted a lot of attention when it got to Scuba Lab. The regulators tests on the ANSTI machine put its breathing capabilities among the very top, so a diver can count on this one to deliver plenty of air under trying conditions. However, it performed especially well in those depths used by recreational divers, making it a good choice for hard-working, hard-breathing divers who tend to stay above 40 m. The field tests found the regulator flowed dry and easy in all positions, and the MC9 is compatible with Nitrox mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. The only downside is that about half the field testers found the mouthpiece that comes with the MC9 uncomfortable, and the other half said the mouthpiece was too small. Scuba Diving magazine rated it as a 2010 Best Buy, but a diver might want to replace the mouthpiece in the middle term.

Average Price: $505