That dry valve is one of the things I like about my oceanic. The plunger over the inlet. I dont notice hard breathing off it, but the second stage is crap. The first stage breathed great on my 109. But I think they may have discontinued the dry valve. And yes, its to keep water out.swimjim wrote:What Bryan says is damn straight, so plus one. When you start tearing these things apart you will realize how similar they all are. The only first stages I do not care for are the Oceanic's used by the dive rescue team I am on. Over the sintered filter they have some weird restricter plate. I think it's an attempt to prevent newbies from flooding a first stage in a rinse tank. I'm no engineer, but it seems to me that that contributes to this regulators POOR breathing performance. Like most of my kit for the fire dept, my regs are not standard issue.
Like Bryan says most regs are rehashed versions of a Royal Aquamaster or a Scubapro Mk5. You want something different try Poseidon. Great regs, I haven't figured them out just yet. Ha.
Soooo, hmmmm, does this mean you will make me a titanium KrakenBryan wrote:You don't sell the steak.....you sell the sizzle.... It's all about marketing and advertising. 01% of the divers in the world NEED a regulator made from titanium but anyone with enough coin can buy one.......
The vast majority of people buy a new regulator because they WANT a new one....Not actually NEED one.
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