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Tusa RS-670 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Tusa RS-670 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Tusa’s R-600 first stage is a lightweight regulator, while its S-70 second stage is a classy mouthpiece done in stainless steel and chrome, making the RS-670 an attractive package. The hose swivel and minimal bubble interference earned the regulator high marks, although its test results at Scuba Lab could be described as odd. It exceeded testing standards for extremely heavy breathing and was great for light breathing at recreational depths, but was only middling for breathing demands in between. The Tusa RS-670 scuba regulator is Nitrox compatible with mixtures of up to 40%. However, it should be noted that according to X-Ray magazine and CDNN, 250 of these regulators were recalled in 2010. Some of the regulators that were made in Japan suffer from a potentially lethal fault that might cause the balance chamber plug to come loose. No incidents have yet been traced to this fault, but one should take steps to make sure an RS-670 is in full compliance with Tusa’s standards before purchasing one.

Average Cost: $449