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Author Topic: Used Reg - How To Choose & What Brand To Go For  (Read 952 times)

Forestor

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Hi all,

I really need help as I wanted to get my very first reg and I am very sure that is going to be a used set.

My reasons as follows:

1) I will only be using it once or max twice a year
2) I wont go for technical or any advance kind of diving but purely leisure dive.
3) I am on a tight budget so all my stuff will be a used one as buying a brand new one which I feel using it once a year is like a white elephant for me or at least super underutilized unless I have a good reason to settle for a brand new one.

Thus I need help how to choose a used and what to look out for and what brand should I get?

I was told that at depth of 40m, most reg will be fine for me especially when I will be diving mostly at Asian countries.

Appreciate your feedback.

hellhole

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Re: Used Reg - How To Choose & What Brand To Go For
« Reply #1 on: 13 Dec 16, 15:55 »
If the seller is willing to provide proof of last service..  It's best

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Re: Used Reg - How To Choose & What Brand To Go For
« Reply #2 on: 14 Dec 16, 09:44 »
Most importantly, check the cost of servicing, if service kits is readily available and where to find trustworthy technicians. Many shops claim to be able to service your regulator but they lack the proper tools to do the job, so its up to you to trust their words.

As long as there are no visible cracks or dents, the regulator should be good as it is build to last. Many people had regs that lasted 10+ years. Also check the hoses as well for visible cracks. if you are not sure, send it to a servicing shop for checks.

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Re: Used Reg - How To Choose & What Brand To Go For
« Reply #3 on: 21 Dec 16, 21:19 »
Get a brand that can easily be service in Singapore like ScubaPro, Aqualung, Apeks or Mares. Send the used regulator for servicing before you even use them or at least ask the seller to provide receipt to prove the last service date.
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