A scuba regulator is the most important dive equipment you can own, and in most cases the most expensive too.
It is literally your life line underwater, therefore it is in your best interest to choose the right one for your diving environment and condition.
But, because there are so many different type, bands, and features available in the modern-day regulator, it’s really difficult to know which one will work best for the type of diving you will be doing.
Therefore, I created this scuba regulator buying guide to help you make an informed decision before you buy your next regulator. At the end of the guide you should have a decent knowledge of the different types, and style of regular and their applications, as well as how to properly maintain it.
But first, find out why a rental regulator might not always be the right choice, and the 4 main reason why it is important to have your own regulator.
It is important for you to have a basic understand of the components that makes up a regulator and how it works in order to make the right decision. There are also many different styles and feature to choose from. But, which is best for you? What might be the perfect dive regulator for you might not be the same for another diver. I will also go over the different styles, types, and features available, including their pro and cons, and which type of diving they are best suited for.
Now that you bought it, find out how to properly take care of it. Learn proper rinsing and storing procedures to have your regulator working properly for many years to come.
See how some of the best regulator stack up again each other. Compare their features side by side to determine which one is best for you.