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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.

Category Archives: Scuba Regulators

Reviews of scuba regulators.

08
February

Subgear Cayman Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Subgear Cayman Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Subgear’s Cayman is an inexpensive regulator with a truly staggering gas-moving capability.

03
February

Oceanic Delta 4.2 Scuba Regulator Review

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

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.

28
January

Subgear Bonaire Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Subgear Bonaire Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Subgear is the re-branded German company Seeman Sub, a firm specializing in reasonably priced, solid scuba equipment. The Bonaire lives up to that record, passing its ANTSI machine tests at all depths and breathing levels. As a German design (and despite the tropical-inspired name), the Bonaire’s design is well-suited to cold water use. The first […]

20
January

Zeagle Flathead 7 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Zeagle Flathead 7 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Zeagle considers the Flathead 7 its standard-bearer scuba regulator. Both Scuba Diving and Sport Diver loved it.

07
January

Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by 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.

03
January

Mares Carbon 42 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Carbon 42 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

While expensive, the Mares Carbon 42 is a tough, reliable and very light regulator.

24
December

Sherwood Brut Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Sherwood Brut Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

The Brut offers adequate, middle-of-the-road performance in a tough, durable package.

24
December

Hollis DC3/212 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Hollis DC3/212 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

This regulator delivers steady breathing throughout a dive, from 25 feet down to 140 feet and back up to 25.

06
December

Subgear Aruba Scuba Regular Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Subgear Aruba Scuba Regular Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Scuba Regulators

Subgear is the new name of the German company Seeman Sub, re-branded after its 2007 acquisition. The company continues with Seeman Sub’s product line of quality, moderately priced dive gear, and the Aruba is Subgear’s starter scuba regulator. As such, the regulator had adequate performance on ANSTI machine tests set to imitate normal recreational diving […]

29
November

Oceanic Delta 4.1 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Delta 4.1 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

The Oceanic Delta 4.1 scuba regulator comes with two stand-out features. First, the FDX-10 first stage that sits at the core of the regulator uses Oceanic’s Dry Valve Technology (DVT) and is fitted with an environmental kit. This seals the yoke valve more effectively to keep moisture and any contaminants out of the regulator. The […]

22
November

Hollis DC4/221 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Hollis DC4/221 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Divers who want a solid regulator for temperate and warm water use, however, can save themselves about $150, drop the cold water features and buy the Hollis DC4/221.

09
November

Cressi MC5 Steel Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Cressi MC5 Steel Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

A workable reg that stays dry in all positions and delivers plenty of air under any of the circumstances that a sport diver is likely to encounter.

12
October

SCUBAPRO MK25/A700 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on SCUBAPRO MK25/A700 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

This all-metal evolution of Scubapro’s MK25 design is a favorite among technical divers.

12
October

Scubapro MK25/600 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro MK25/600 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

It is arguably the best regulator around if money is no object.

11
October

Tusa RS-670 Scuba Regulator Review

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

It should also be noted that according to X-Ray magazine and CDNN, 250 of these regulators were recalled in 2010.

08
October

Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

It performed especially well in those depths used by recreational divers, making it a good choice for hard-working, hard-breathing divers who tend to stay above 40 m.

08
October

Mares Abyss 22 Extreme Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Abyss 22 Extreme Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

In 2003, Mark Ellyat went to 313 meters with [this regulator] for a Deepest Solo Dive record.

07
October

Atomic Aquatics Z2x Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Atomic Aquatics Z2x Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

This regulator shares many of the same parts as Atomic Aquatic’s T2x, but at 1/3 the price tag.

06
October

Aqua Lung Titan LX Scuba Regulator Review

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

Aqua Lung’s Titan LX is a small, light regulator with a reasonable price tag, but it received mixed reviews.

06
October

Apeks Flight Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Apeks Flight Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

The Apeks Flight is a small regulator aimed at the traveling diver, which is no small consideration given modern airline baggage policies.