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Acidive

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Scubapro MK25/S600
« on: 10 Dec 10, 00:33 »
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  • Why is this Scubapro MK25/S600 regulator so popular? Owners care to review? Might consider getting it as well.

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #1 on: 10 Dec 10, 06:23 »
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  • Very comfortable & smooth breathing-enjoy better dive sessions. Huge differences compared to those rented ones.(Cos i only use rented and this set before, so cannot comment or comapre to other set).

    Definitely a highly recommended set to get.

    Leave the specs to the more senior people to comment or check the following link:

    http://www.scubaproasiapacific.com/regulator_detail.php?category=regulators&id=3

    limk

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #2 on: 10 Dec 10, 09:50 »
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  • i think it's one of the highest range of performance regs for scubapro, though there's a new A700 metallic looking one u may consider too.

    scubapro is not 'cheap', however in general scubapro is one of the most popular brands used by resorts and shops. easy to find servicing, parts replacements, and robust. tried the s600 before and it breathes very easily and smoothly. size wise it seems a bit larger if compared to hollis regs.

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #3 on: 10 Dec 10, 17:18 »
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  • Thanks. I am sick of rented regulators so looking to buy my own. What other comparable regulators brand that is within similar range?

    limk

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #4 on: 10 Dec 10, 18:13 »
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  • for my suggestions:

    Apeks should be good - UK brand and known for it's reliability, performance at depth. there's a apeks-flight model for travelling which is quite small & neat

    Hollis - "technical" gear by Oceanic. suitable for recreation and deeper/demanding dives, so may be gd to consider if want use it to train further. some people get too cheap/simple in the beginning then face problems when needing a better spec reg. Oceanic itself should be ok too and slightly less costly.

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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #5 on: 10 Dec 10, 18:32 »
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  • Regulators for own use, I will not go for anything other than scubapro and apeks.  Also, just get the best u can afford.. no point getting the low end range and spend almost same amount of $$ servicing them yearly.  The MK25/S600 is one of the best breather you can get for your $$.  The Apeks XTX200, due to its sealed 1st stages are popular among techies and good for very dirty and/or cold water diving.  U can't be wrong getting any of these.  If budget is on the tighter side.. the Apeks XTX50/20 combo I think is good choice... and if weight is a concern.. Apeks Flight!  :)

    I donno much abt Hollis.. but IMHO, those regs are just premium priced oceanic..  :P
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #6 on: 11 Dec 10, 00:09 »
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  • Siaokao sounds like a true blue tekkie there, The environ kit sealing the 1st stage has more to do with Cold Water Diving, Dirt being secondary. By preventing the influx of water into the 1st stage, you prevent the risk of the water freezing up the reg, stopping the functioning of the 1st stage and essentially cutting off air supply. Whether the virtues of the environ kit applies to tropical / muck diving remains to be seen as the benefits might be outweighed by the (unnecessary) cost (servicing, parts, etc).

    The Scubapro comes from a reliable lineage rivalled today only by Aqualung (aka. US Divers), co-founded by Jacque Cousteau in 1943. If you're only thinking about rec. diving, don't fret too much, most regs do the job well.
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #7 on: 15 Dec 10, 12:57 »
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  • Thanks. I am sick of rented regulators so looking to buy my own. What other comparable regulators brand that is within similar range?

    I think the Atomic B2 is similar since the guy who design the Scubapro regulators started Atomic. I am not familiar with the technical bits but what I gathered so far is that these two are very similar except Atomic make it smaller and use better material. Some parts in the Atomic regulators are similar with Scubapro and can be interchangable. I am not familiar with the technical bits of regulators but that's what I know. It's better to ask an expect advise on this.

    Pricing wise, Atomic used to be a little expensive but now comparable and even lower since B2 usually come with the Integrated Safe Second SS1. You can get the complete set for $950 now. I got mine for much more than that, bummer!

    I would think performance are comparable, like livinouttabox mentioned, for recreational diving, most reg will do the job. But of course get a good reputable one lah, your life depends on it. ;)

    BTW, you might consider the Apex Flight, one sexy piece of equipment.  ;D
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #8 on: 15 Dec 10, 13:58 »
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  • Apeks FLight is really light,
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    Re: Scubapro MK25/S600
    « Reply #9 on: 15 Dec 10, 16:04 »
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  • Well besides it being the top of the line reg, it really is easy breathing, plenty of overflow, good hose routing options with its swivel turret, light weight 2nd stage, huge purge button and hey, it really is good.

    Contrary to what some believe, it can be used in cold waters too but more accurately it perhaps is not an 'optimum' cold water reg and we are talking about freezing-your-balls-blue kind of Antartic waters cold. AND even for that SP came out with the MK17 diagphram model. Plenty of tekkies locally and abroad are using this combo in their dives.

    But like limk mentioned, do get the best your you can afford because you will very likely go through the inevitable toy-envy stage and performance wise you go get a difference btw it and the other lower ones. I've had mine since the start and have yet to want to change it. So I spend my moolah on diving.... more ...kekeke
    « Last Edit: 15 Dec 10, 16:06 by Shel »