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Best travel reg

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by foxracing2785, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. foxracing2785

    foxracing2785 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Carolina
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    Hi so I am working overseas right now and plan on traveling with my dive gear around the world while I'm out here. That being said I am looking on recommendations on the best gear but also keeping it lightweight. I'm not particular about a specific brand and am more than willing to mix brands to get the best end product. I will be doing both warm and cold water as well as deep water and wreck diving so something that works best for these. Thanks for any input and insight. My eye are going crossed with trying to research it all.
     
  2. foxracing2785

    foxracing2785 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: North Carolina
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    Also what are your thoughts on the the felx hose vs rubber hose?
     
  3. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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    Aqua lung mikron, super light, great breather, small and serviced anywhere. They pack super small with the miflex hoses.
     
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  4. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
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  5. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    I agree with Jay - they also have one of - if not the largest worldwide service networks.

    Mikron Regulator
    As the smallest and lightest regulator in our line up the Mikron regulator is perfect for the traveling diver because of its compact design and excellent breathing performance.
     
  6. USdiver1

    USdiver1 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southwest Ohio
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    I had a Mikron, very nice regulator, and yes it packs up small and light. An excellent travel choice. As mentioned, the Mikron was a past regulator, the only reason I no longer have it is that I had an opportunity to trade it for a vintage regulator that I found irresistible.

    I can resist everything, except temptation. - Oscar Wilde
     
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  7. DiveFlyDive

    DiveFlyDive Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
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    I have a 2018 Mikron, eariler ones dont have the auto closure device (ACD) so if you see a cheaper one check what model it is. The older version comes with men's (blue) and women's (pink) highlights... the 2018 version did away with this. Its a great reg and with my suunto SPG it weighs 1.2kg with a yoke adapter. It breathes well, I love it.
     
  8. jblack

    jblack Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: United States
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    take a look at scuba force regs.
     
  9. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
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    Another Aqualung Micron and braided Milflex hoses fan here.
     
  10. Sevenrider860

    Sevenrider860 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Newnan, GA
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    What makes these regulators ideal for travel? When looking at weight, how do they compare to:

    Aqualung Mikron
    Scubapro Mk11 / C370
    Apeks XL4
     

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