Hi, I am new to diving and I’m looking at getting my first few bits of kit. I’ve been told a regulator is the first thing I should look out for, and to buy the most expensive one I can afford.
I recently bought a diving magazine and it had an article titled ‘Best Regulators for under £250′. This is ideal, as it’s roughly what I can afford.
I’ve picked out the Apeks ATX40/DS4 (£180) and the Aqua Lunk Calypso (£175.95). What are is your opinion of these two regulators, for a beginner who is looking to dive year-round, about twice a month?
I use the Apex 200′s which are superb so my recommendation would be the 40′s.
However, I can’t recall the price but I know, the Decathalon store in Nottingham were selling Scubapro regs/octopus (R190 – bottom end of their range but superb quality) and console very cheap – could highly recommend them too if you’re anywhere near.