There are many regulators priced well under $300 that do the basic job and even some budget models that deliver as much air in extreme conditions as the most expensive ones.
Plus, what is a balanced scuba regulator? A balanced first stage routes medium pressure air to both sides of the valve-spring assembly, so that the effort to move the spring is consistent and unaffected by variations in external conditions, giving the diver unvarying pressure to the second stage and consistent breathing effort.
Anyhoo, what is first stage and second stage regulator?
The first stage regulator is the part of the regulator assembly that attaches to the cylinder. ... It will also, reduce the pressure of the gas to about 8 to 10 bars (120 to 150 psi) port it by way of a low-pressure port to your second stage regulator. The second stage regulator is the device that you breathe from.
How much does a scuba tank cost?
TANK DESCRIPTIONCost per Fill(12) Fill Air Card
SCUBA Cylinders (Up to 3500 psi) - Pacific Wilderness Dive Club Members & Commercial Dive Accounts
$30.00 ($2.50 per Fill)
SCUBA Cylinders (Up to 3500 psi) - General Public
$40.00 ($3.33 per Fill)
SCBA Cylinders (Up to 3000 psi) -
$40.00 ($3.33 per Fill)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023
Mares Rover R2 Scuba Diving Regulator Octo Package
Mares Rover 2S Regulator Reliability, light weight and simplicity.
Mares Rover Octopus Compact and lightweight.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
Palantic AS101 DIN Diving Dive Regulator and Octopus Combo
High quality regulator first stage and second stage with 36" yellow hose on the octopus and black hose on the 2nd stage regulator
High performance over-balanced first stage provides progressively greater intermediate pressure as depth and gas density increases for superior gas delivery under the most extreme conditions
Non-adjustable second stage
Environmental sealing prevents internal corrosion, contaminants, and icing of the first stage
Large purge button. Unbalanced Flow-by Piston Regulator
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
Cressi XS Octopus for Scuba Diving Regulators | Light and Comfortable | Made in Italy
The XS Octopus has a body of the 2nd stage of traditional dimensions, made of technopolymers and a downstream delivery system with side valve (adjustable), simple and very reliable.
Adjustable venturi effect
Weight without hose: 206 gr - 7. 27 oz
JACKETED HOSE extremely light and flexible weight: 153 gr - 5. 4 oz
CERTIFICATION Annex B EN 250: 2014_ A>10°C
The XS Octopus is designed and manufactured in Italy by Cressi, an Italian brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
Pirate (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
Scubapro MK25 EVO/S620 Ti Dive Regulator System, INT, Black, One Size
Air balanced flow-through piston in a chrome plated brass body provides constant and effortless airflow unaffected by depth, tank pressure, or breathing rate.
Patented exits (extended thermal insulating system) thermally insulates the inner mechanism from the environment, improving cold-water resistance and delaying ice formation in extreme cold-water conditions without compromising breathing performance.
Anti-freeze protection radically increases breathing reliability when diving in the most extreme water temperatures.
Two opposing high pressure ports allow the first stage to be positioned either up or down.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
Dive Rite O2 Deco Regulator
Unbalanced piston first stage
140 psi IP
1" button gauge SPG
Pneumatically balanced second stage
40" green LP hose and green faceplace
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
AmazonBasics Ripstop Rolling Travel Luggage Duffle Bag With Wheels - 32 Inch, Red
Outer dimensions (including wheels): 32.5 x 16.5 x 14.5 inches; Interior dimensions: 29.5 x 13.5 x 4.5 inches
Interior capacity: 92 Liters
Weight: 10.9 lbs.
Wheeled duffel in red for traveling in comfortable, convenient style
Durable design; 100% polyester top; sides and base made of 1680D ripstop and 210D lining
Multiple zippered front and main compartments for easy organizing and secure storage
Upright, telescopic handle and in-line wheels ensure smooth mobility
Measures 32.5 inches long; backed by an AmazonBasics limited one-year warranty
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
Scuba Choice Scuba Diving 4' Neon Yellow Surface Marker Signal Tube with Plastic Clip
Material: Nylon with TPU
Size: 5" (W) x 4' (L)
Plastic Clip included
Fits in BCD pocket or clip
Easy to use oral inflate "Diver Below' print
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
Aqua Lung Traveler 70 Regulator Bag
Heavy-duty PVC-free 840D nylon
Interior mesh pocket holds small tools and spare parts
Two hook & loop straps secure instruments in place
Padded carry handle
Nylon zipper pulls for easy gripping
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
Scuba Choice Scuba Diving 360-Degree Swivel Adapter and Service Parts
Sport and technical divers should never consider diving without a BCD that has an air cell. A BCD is just like any other 'tool for the job' in that you should pick the right BCD for the dive you are planning.
The second stage, or demand valve reduces the pressure of the interstage air supply to ambient pressure on demand from the diver. The operation of the valve is triggered by a drop in downstream pressure as the diver breathes in.