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ChaoChao

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Suggestion for getting a reg
« on: 18 Feb 17, 18:33 »
Hi fellow divers,

Am here asking for advice or suggestion for my first ever  set of regs.

I am a leisure diver , most likely to go for 2 to 4 trips a year.  Would prefer something light  and budget about 600 to 800 sgd for both 1st 2nd stage & octo.   

Initially I was looking at Apex but heard of Atomic B2 that it provide's natural breathing.

However, some instructor actually share with me that for my no. Of trips I don't really have to buy a regular.

Therefore, asking for opinions about the two qns above   ;D

Please share share  :)


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Re: Suggestion for getting a reg
« Reply #1 on: 20 Feb 17, 14:46 »
On average rental equipment

Reg set - $15 per day.

assuming 3 trips of total 15 days of diving will cost u $225 per year.
that includes you not knowing the condition of the equipment. If anyone vomited into it before etc. BUT it does reduce some weight on your luggage.

Oceanic do sells some good and light set.
BY good i means its usable and its really light compared to my mk25 S600.
It should cost less than 600.
you can look at divegearexpress for Hollis set probably cost ~600.
you can drop by Oceanic at parklane to check out Hollis, Alpha 9 or aeries.
Servicing reg is about $90-$180 every year.
this includes you making sure you do the job of bringing it down for servicing since your life depends on it.

no definite answer but you do the maths. lol. 8)
revolution is nothing but the start of the next fall.

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Re: Suggestion for getting a reg
« Reply #2 on: 20 Feb 17, 21:09 »
I always like to use car analogy.
Reg is like car(in SG?), u can own and u can rent. Own, u have to maintain, rent the company does it. U can get cheap car, expensive ones and all bring u pt to pt but different experience. Car rental company tends to get hardy/economical ones  to put it thru years. Most important for u, if u buy a car and let it sits in carpark most of the time, u spend more $ than rent one once every month. But for a lot of ppl, own a car(wkends/under-use) that $ is flying away as it sits in carpark(in my case, both car and reg). Just a thought.😀

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Re: Suggestion for getting a reg
« Reply #3 on: 20 Mar 17, 20:05 »
Hi all,

I decide to get a atomic b2   :)