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Should I go for a mares abyss package or should I go for a jetstream Package, I have read that the jetstream is a good cold water reg but really I only dive abroad in warm water to a max of 30 metres, will it still give me good performance or should I pay more for the mares kit.
There's *no* reason to go for the Jetstream. At or above 100 feet, it will not give you better performance. It's a pain to deal with and requires special tools to take apart. Its breathing does not feel natural at all, it's very mechanical and many people, myself included, hate it. The Mares, on the other hand, is a great performer and feels far more natural while breathing.
Jetstream/Odin regs will out last most other regs. I know many folks who have 20-30 year old Odins & guess what.... They still work. That's because they've change very little in the way they are made. These regs have been an industry leader for nearly 30 years & anyone who tells you different has a hidden agenda.
Now the parts are going to be more expensive, but some dealers will cut you some slack.