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My Scubapro stuff doesn't breathe soupy at 40+m when I dive - and no ice diving for me! But anyone would agree I definitely don't fit the definition of 'everybody' as well.
Worked great for me last year on both Bonaire & Curacao, among other warm water destinations. True whether I'm using either my MK25 or MK20 firsts, or my D400, S600, or G500 seconds. Maybe you're not getting decent service on the equipment you tried from Scubapro??
These folks don't have the problems you mention with Scubapro - but they're a little north of where you're at I suppose.
Here is my experience with "top of the line" Beauchat regulators. I have four Beauchat VX-10's. So far, three of the four have spat parts out through the environmental pack, along with the oil in the capsule.
One went while standing on the rocks at Peacock, one went while kitting up on the back of the truck there, one went while setting up for a drysuit dive at Terrell.
When contacted, Beauchat's repair people had the immediate attitude of: "What did you do wrong?" Not, how can we help you! (Info: All were kept within proper pressure limits, and all were factory seviced.)
I would be happy to give these xx@**##xx pieces of **** to my worst enemy, but I certainly would not sell them to anyone I cared about.
Just my personal experience. If you like them as regs, well, best of luck to you!
oh...you havent breathed a vx 10 at depth then...then you will know the others do actually feel soupy...lol
I just ordered 4 Mk25 /S 600 regs....soup adjustment is possible but I will not take those regs in cold water.any more...nice as the are.
Ahh - as you see, both I and the link I posted has nothing to do with cold water diving - which is why I'm not included in the 'we' in your first post. I have never had Scubapro 'soupy' breathing on the dives I've used the equipment. My Mk25/D400 combo was so dry during my recent trip to Saba and Statia I'd have to crack my lips around the mouthpiece just to wet my whistle a bit during the dive - and easy breathing too. When I switched to my S600 for variety the same was true.