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Aqua Lung Titan 2010 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Aqua Lung Titan 2010 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Aqua Lung’s Titan 2010 is its most modern entry-level regulator and the third rendition of the Titan line. The first stage is a balanced diaphragm design, and is arranged in a T-shape rather than the more traditional in-line style. The result is a compact, space-saving regulator. The forged body keeps the use of brass in the first stage down to a minimum, reducing weight. Consumers in the field and machine testing gave the regulator high enough breathing performance marks that the Titan ranks with premium regulators rather than the bargain-basement set.

As an entry-level regulator, the Titan only has 1 HP port to go with the normal 4 LP ports, limiting the amount of HP gear you can attach to the regulator. However, sport divers rarely need more than one HP port anyway. Unlike many entry-level regulators, however, the Titan is compatible with nitrox (up to 40% oxygen).

The second stage is a medium-size unit, so its big enough that the venturi knob isn’t awkward to manipulate in gloves (and some of venturi knobs are so small you can’t manipulate them with bare fingers). The exhaust is fitted with a grid to break-up exhaust bubbles and minimize noise, and this updated version is made from tough composites.

Previous versions of the Aqua Lung Titan earned high marks from consumers, and Scuba Diving named it a 2011 Tester’s Choice. Overall, it is a good starter regulator with some growth potential, fits into a reasonable gear budget, , and the first-stage makes it quite travel-friendly.

Average Price: $340