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#705
Regulator for my sister - recommendations?
Diver_Diva - 7/05/2016 2:13 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 14

My little sister just got certified and I want to buy her a regulator. My regulator is a Poseidon Cyklon 300 that I have been using for over 10 years and I love it. But the Poseidons are so expensive now (over $500), I was wondering if there was a solid dependable regulator that wasn’t so expensive.
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Airworks - 7/05/2016 3:29 AM
I’ve had excellent results from my Oceanic Alpha 7, so I recommend their new Alpha 9 / SP-6 Maxflex. It has good reviews, and runs about $300.
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caves4me - 7/05/2016 5:55 AM
HOG D1, a very good regulator and reasonably priced.
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ELLOCODIABLO - 7/05/2016 11:09 AM
Have been diving poseidons for 15 yrs. Have over a dozen Jetstreams and wouldn’t buy anything else. Have her save up a little longer and buy wen she can get the best! Why compromise and have to buy again later.
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mike12v - 7/05/2016 7:40 PM
Oceanic alpha is really inexpensive. Not bad if most dives will be less than 60’
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mike12v - 7/05/2016 7:43 PM
On sale for $175!
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Wayne71 - 7/05/2016 7:47 PM
I will be using the Oceanic alpha 8 myself.
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caves4me - 7/05/2016 7:59 PM
Solid dependable regulator that wasn’t so expensive, HOG is your best bet! I use them all the time in cave exploration and I’ve never had a problem with one. I do have a couple sets of Apeks regulators they work as well as HOG’s. I really can’t see buying an expensive regulators anymore, they wear same as the high dollar ones.
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Airworks - 7/05/2016 8:10 PM
I’ve used my Alpha 7 up to 130’, sometimes in very cold water (ranging between 35-45f) without a hint of freeflow, and never had problems breathing in both horizontal and vertical positions, even upside down.
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Diver_Diva - 7/05/2016 8:36 PM
I was looking at a Sherwood Brut today. Anybody have experience with this regulator?
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Fastnine - 7/05/2016 9:25 PM
Brut was my very first reg long ago worked great you can’t go wrong with sherwood
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Fastnine - 7/06/2016 8:16 PM
My new one is the MK25 black tech with A700 carbon second stage ..have a few dives on it i love it.