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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.

Oceanic Delta 4.2 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Delta 4.2 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Oceanic’s Delta 4.2 is an easy-breathing, dry regulator. While some other regulators in this price range perform better on breathing machine tests, according to field reports the difference in performance is unnoticeable to divers in recreational depths. Of particular note is the breathing-resistance knob, which is one of the few regulator knobs that is easy to operate while wearing thick neoprene gloves and actually makes much of a difference in changing inhalation effort. Too many times that knob is mere decoration from a practical point of view, and therefore rarely used. The Oceanic Delta 4.2 is one of the few where mid-dive adjustments might prove worthwhile. The range of motion with the second stage is good, due to the swivel, and the regulator has plenty of ports (4 LP and 2 HP). The regulator is also a lightweight unit that is well-suited to travle, and can handle Nitrox up to 40%. Oceanic’s Delta 4.2 earned a 4-Flag rating from LeisurePro users.

Average Price: $600