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Who makes a better 600cc sport bike? Honda or Kawasaki? My point is that both dive gear companies make excellent products. I am an owner of several Mares regs, but Oceanic also makes fine regulators. Personally, I like Mares Proton Metal second stages for my diving, but that is strictly my opinion.
I would make certain that you have a skilled technician who services your gear. Parts changers are simple to find, skilled technicians are much rarer.