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Dive Rite RG 3100 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Dive Rite RG 3100 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Dive Rite’s RG 3100 was designed with the challenges of tec diving in mind. One feature any gear-intensive diver will appreciate are the five LP ports on the first stage. Even if you don’t need all five ports, just having them makes arranging gear much simpler. The regulator comes standard as a 300-barĀ turret-style DIN connector system, with a yoke adapter included. Dive Rite has a cold water kit for the RG 3100, and given that it is intended for the tec market, units that come with the cold water kit as part of the package are common. As one might expect from a regulator meant to go into deep, dark places, the RG 3100 performed well on breathing machine tests. It is also ready for mixtures above 40% oxygen with no modification.

However, the second stage on the Dive Rite RG 3100 (essentially the same mouthpiece from the RG 3000) is very big and quite heavy. This is a good thing for tec and cold water divers, because that makes the controls easy to manipulate while wearing gloves. Overall, it’s a solid package for diving in cold and/or deep places, and reasonably priced for a regulator in its class. However, for most recreational divers, the RG 3100 is too much of a regulator and built for an environment they will rarely, if ever, enter.

Average Price: $450