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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.

Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

The M1 scuba regulator from Atomic Aquatics is designed for both recreational and technical diving use, making it a sound choice for the diver who wants to invest in a regulator that has room to grow. Using parts made from Zirconium coated-brass, 316 stainless steel, titanium and Monel, a special alloy noted for its durability and resistance to corrosion, the M1 regulator comes with a thermal heat sink and a depth-activated venturi, which self-adjusts at depth to guard against free-flow incidents. It comes with two HP ports and five LP ports, so mounting plenty of gear should pose no problem. The swivel set-up of the first stage makes putting the regulator on double tanks a snap. The M1 is 50% Nitrox compatible, and scored high on breathing machine tests. That makes it a tough, reliable reg well-suited to cold water and tech use, but at a price that puts it in the same category as most high-end recreational regulators. Leisure Pro users rated it with an astounding 5 Flags, which is all the more startling as the company did not carry the regulator at the time of publication!

Average Price: $700